At 11:55 10-11-98 -0800, you wrote:
>> Leaving all our various preferences and rants aside, am I correct in
>> that single manuals were much prevalent than doubles, at least until the
>> end of the harpsichord industry? (I base this on what I have read about
>> instruments and iconographic evidence.)
>If I recall correctly, all the surviving (or almost all?) 17th-cent.
>French h'chords have two manuals.
There is a single by Philippe Denis from 1674.
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