Orde-Hume, Arthur W.J.G.RESTORING MUSICAL BOXES. London George Allen & Unwin 1980 0047890061 / 9780047890062 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 186 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "(A) complete handbook on the techniques of musical box conservation. It is written by a world authority on automatic musical instruments who has had more than a quarter of a century's practical workshop experience and will serve as a clear and comprehensive introduction for the novice and an invaluable reference book for the experienced or expert restorer. Step by step the author (goes) through all the stages of repair and restoration from simple processes such as cleaning and adjustment to involved, complex and delicate tasks such as replacing broken teeth in musical combs and repinning cylinders. (He) also advises, where relevant, on the use of modern materials and preparations which may on occasion be necessary in this type of work. A section of repairing musical box cases offers advice on all aspects of restoration, from curing woodworm to the right way to remove the veneer from a veneered panel. The book concludes with a useful glossary of musical box components, including their English, French and German equivalents." Very minor toning to edges of text block, small bookstore label on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds.