The Free Music Machine Drawings of Percy Grainger

Introduction by Wilfred Mellers, written in 1999. Illustrations with specifications and other details for Grainger’s machines to make “Free Music feasible” or his “funny, old machines”, “Kangaroo-Pouch Method of Synchronising & Playing & Oscillators” (front view), for example, is illustrated. Twenty-two colour reproductions, mostly watercolours, all produced by Grainger during 1951-1952, and held in the Grainger Museum Collection at the University of Melbourne; #53/300 numbered copies.

Publisher: Coracle. First Irish edition
Edition: First Edition
Place Published: Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland
Original blue cloth with pictorial colour vignette tipped onto front panel. Fine as issued without dustwrapper and with the 'erratum bookmark' laid in.

Enquire about this book

Other books in this category

Sydney by Mist, David $60.00



Mist, David

No Room for Dreamers by Hutchinson, George $35.00

No Room for Dreamers


Hutchinson, George

The Rose Grower by De Kretser, Michelle $35.00

The Rose Grower


De Kretser, Michelle

A Taste of Ginger by Somerville, Hedley $35.00

A Taste of Ginger


Somerville, Hedley

Desirelines by Wherrett, Peter and Richard $35.00



Wherrett, Peter and Richard

Suburbs of the Sacred by McQueen, Humphrey $35.00

Suburbs of the Sacred


McQueen, Humphrey

The Chinese Hsinhai Revolution by Woodhouse, Eiko $35.00

The Chinese Hsinhai Revolution


Woodhouse, Eiko