上海.[Shanghai]. 新音樂出版社. [Xin yin yue chu ban she]. 1954. 1st Edition. Stock ID #156468
3 volumes with leaves loosely inserted as issued in a decorative silk brocade case. Calligraphic title label upper cover of brocade case. Text in traditional Chinese. Case size 26.4 x 18.8. Sheet size 25.7 x 17.8cm.
Each volume has 20 photographic plates in black and white featuring 20 Chinese classical musical instruments. Each volume includes a booklet with text in Chinese giving brief introduction on the musical instruments.
A valuable reference book to look at the development and varieties of Chinese classical music and the instruments. The earliest musical instrument described in this work is from the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC). (When referring to this item please quote stockid 156468).