THE ANTIQUE MUSIC BOX STORY, by Yoshito Namura - 1995 [CD]


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The Antique Music Box Story


by Yoshito Namura (名村 義人)

illustrations by Kenji Kazama

Very scarce. Registered with the Music Box Society International under the Japanese International Chapter. Two books on antique music boxes with text in Japanese. The CD Book features a disc titled Musical Box Concert and is lavishly illustrated with vibrant color photos of these beautiful antiques. Volume 2 offers even more examples of fine music boxes, with even more photos of the interior workings. Both are well-documented with references. 75 and 78 pages. 6" by 8".

As stated, these volumes are imported from Japan and as such have retained the language with text in kanji, hiragana and katakana where necessary. As is customary with Japanese publications, the book is constructed with the pages arranged right-to-left and text reading top-to-bottom.

Japanese International Chapter draws its members mainly from Japan, but members from around the world are welcome. Two regular meetings per year are held, usually in June and November. Several small meetings are held in Osaka, Tokyo and other cities. The Chapter publishes two large newsletters (around 32 pages) and two handbills each year. Our chapter has collectors, music arrangers, manufacturers, museums, dealers, repairers, researchers and their families!

Shinchosha Publishing Co Ltd was behind the publication of Grave of the Fireflies, the highly regarded novel about author Akiyuki Nosaka and his family during the 1945 firebombing of Kobe.

Published by Shinchosha. Tokyo, Japan. 1995

Hardbacks are overall in NEAR FINE condition, with VERY GOOD++ DJ.

  • ISBN: Volume 1: 4107804011. Volume 2: 4276380022
  • As stated, each volume includes the original illustrated dust jacket and is in excellent condition.
  • Volume 2 shows faint discoloration to the rear of DJ.
  • Bindings are tight.
  • Illustrations are crisp and bright.
  • Inside is free of writing, highlighting, underlining or other intentional marks.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • JS20170220

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Subject: Reference
Topic: History; Music & Music Boxes
Original/Facsimile: Original
Binding: Hardcover
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Publisher: Shinchosha
Place of Publication: Tokyo Japan
Year Printed: 19950000
Author: Namura Yoshita
Region: Asia
Language: Japanese
Illustrator: Kenji Kazama
Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
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