1982. 252pp. Facsimile of 1826 edition with a new introduction by Stephen Preston
Excerpt from the preface:
"The little book before us carries under its very modest title, a more complete and more critical history of the flute than any that has yet appeared; and the author seems well qualified for his work. He unites industry and research with a long devotion to the instrument, and long observation of its principles and powers. He has also examined critically the works and the performances of the most celebrated players, and by combining what he has collected from all the sources into one focus, he has produced a book at once useful to the amateur and amusing to the general reader."