This book is the first biography of a remarkable young Swiss man who joined other men from his country in a busy eighteenth-century London. It charts John Snetzler's progress from a maker of small instruments to a major organ builder who worked throughout Britain and Ireland and who exported many instruments to the American colonists. A survey of the known facts of his life, colleagues and successors, and his cultural background, precedes the first catalogue raisonne of his work in which all the important details of all his known instruments are displayed for the first time.
In addition, the techniques, materials and rationale of his instruments are explored in detail. The whole book is fully illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, engravings, diagrams and tables, and is designed with an attractive and varied page layout and with full indexes and bibliographical support.
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Book Description Scolar Pr, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110859679322