Woodwind Instruments and Their History by Anthony Baines
Part One introduces the woodwinds, describing their basic components, construction, variations, and idiosyncrasies as well as playing technique, matters of acoustics and pitch, and types of reeds. Part Two traces a variety of technical changes, particularly in terms of recent processes of mechanization.
Dover Publications, 1991.
ISBN: 9780486268859. 432 pp.
Softcover. Very good.