AN INSPIRATIONAL GUIDE TO THE PIANO AND ITS PLACE IN HISTORY
This is an ideal book for piano enthusiasts who wish to learn about the development of the piano and how it works. This superbly illustrated book charts the instrument's historical development from its earliest days, revealing the close relationship famous composers had with particular makes. It also explores the anatomy of the piano in detail and outlines what you should look for when purchasing a piano of your own - upright or grand, new or secondhand. There is also a section of caring for your piano and even reconditioning.
Hardcover, ABC Books, published October 2002.