Grunfeld, Frederic V. THE ART AND TIMES OF THE GUITAR: An Illustrated History of Guitars and Guitarists
London: The Macmillan Company/Collier-Macmillan Ltd., (1969). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good: dots of pale stain to upper page-edges, rubber-stamp to front endsheet and half-title, soiling to page edges; very good minus price-clipped dust jacket, with a jagged closed tear to upper front and spine panels, general wear, nicking, soiling.
Traces the evolution of the guitar through the ages, distinguished by historical anecdote, texts of songs and ballads, and illustrated in b&w with more than 200 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and photos. 340 pages including index.