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Published by B.T. Batsford in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Japan,
  • Japan.

Subjects:

  • Music -- Japan -- History and criticism,
  • Musical instruments -- Japan

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementBy F.T. Piggott. (With notes by T.L. Southgate.)
ContributionsSouthgate, Thomas Lea, 1836-1917.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML340 .P63
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii p., 1 l., 230 p. incl. illus. (incl. facsim.) plates.
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6965270M
LC Control Number06003234
OCLC/WorldCa5505828

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