Adolphe Sax Biography by O. Comettant/Yvon Jacques


History of an inventor of the nineteenth century, his works and his struggles, Adolphe Sax by Oscar Comettant,

Edition published in 1860 and updated in 2014 by Jacques Yvon.

The year 2014 is the bicentenary of Adolphe Sax´s birth. This is the opportunity of a new revised and updated edition of the book published in 1860 by Oscar Comettant dedicated to Adolphe Sax.

In addition to the central part (550 pages reconstructed respecting the original layout of the nineteenth century), this reissue contains hundreds of additional pages including:


– A brief introduction;

– A biography of Oscar Comettant;

– A complete index of persons mentioned;

– Notes and comments needed for a better understanding of the original text;

– A summary of living past thirty-four years of Adolphe Sax (those post-1860);

– Illustrated documentation dating from the nineteenth century representing the main instruments invented or perfected by Adolphe Sax.

More information:

Jacques Yvon – nutb(at)

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