xi, 115,  p. illus. (music) plates, facsims. (incl. music ) 23 cm.
One plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress not included in the paging.
The metronome and its precursors. (Bibliography: p.31-35)--Studies in the imitation of musical instruments by other instruments and by voices.--The pitch-pipe in England. (Bibliography: p.84)--On the origin and history of the forte and piano; the crescendo and diminuendo.