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The Cooper Collection of rare Violins, Violas, Celli, Bows,
of Italian, French & English origin, Volume 1 & 2
by Albert W. Cooper

Cooper, Albert. The Cooper Collection, de luxe edition:
Volume 1 & 2
of rare Violins, Violas, Celli, Bows, of Italian, French & English origin; 

The De-luxe edition is covered in gold blocked Skivertex simulated leather, also with dust covers and in original dark green marbled cover slipcases.
Surrey: Ashford Publications, 1996 & 1998. Both Volumes have over 250 pages each, over 500  colour photographs by David Cousins.Size 210 x 300mm.

Nine aspects of each instrument and two of each bow are shown with measurements. Where relevant, details are included in the text accompanying each subject with translations into German, French, Italian and Japanese. 
Condition as new - OUT OF PRINT.

Vol 1 records a unique collection of stringed instruments and bows. It contains 30 fine Italian instruments plus 40 French and English bows which are illustrated with over 250 colour photographs. Amongst others: Mantegazza, Giovanni and Paolo Grancino, Giuseppe Rocca, Alessandro Gagliano, G.B. Guadagnini, Giuseppe 'filius Andrea' Guarneri and Carlo Tononi.
Hardback. 256pp.

Vol. 2: This handsomely produced volume records a unique collection of stringed instruments and bows. It contains 31 fine English, French and Italian instruments plus 65 English bows which are illustrated with over 350 colour photographs.
Both volumes: Nine aspects of each instrument and two of each bow are shown with measurements. Where relevant, details are included in the text accompanying each subject with translations into German, French, Italian and Japanese.
Like new: 
Vol 1 & 2 de luxe £250
Vol 2
de luxe only £100
 

1 remaining set of standart edition Volume 1 and 2 available (in slipcases) : £120 (reserved)
 

Cooper, Albert. The Cooper Collection - Volume  2: Standard edition, cloth covered, dust jacket  40

or purchase Vol.2 standart ed. and Cooper's B.Banks book together for only £50

Contents Vol.1 Instruments & Bows:

AMATI, Antonio and Hieronymus. Cremona 1603. (Violin)
AMATI, Antonio and Hieronymus. Cremona 1620. (Violin)
ANTONIAZZI, Riccardo. Milan 1887. (Viola)
BERGONZI, Carlo (the second). Cremona 1780. (Violin)
BISIACH, Leandro. Milan 1898. (Violin)
BISIACH Workshops. Milan c.1900. (Violin)
CORTA, Alfonso Della. Naples 1830. (Viola)
CORTA, Alfonso Della. Naples 1863. (Violin)
COMUNI, Antonius. Piacenza 1820. (Violin)
DESPINE, Alessandrus. Turin c.1840. (Violin
EBERLE, Tommaso. Naples, c. 1775. (Violin)
FAGNOLA, Hannabel. Turin 1921. (Violin)
GAGLIANO, Alexandri. Naples 1725. (Violin)
GRANCINO, Giovanni. Milan c. 1690. (Cello)
GRANCINO, Paolo. Milan c. 1680-90. (Violin)
GUADAGNINI, Joannus Baptista. Parma 1762. (Violin)
GUARNERI, Joseph Filias Andrea. Cremona c. 1720. (Violin)
MANTEGAZZA, Francesco. Milan 1788. (Viola)
MANTEGAZZA, Pietro Giovanni. Milan 1793. (Viola)
ODOARDI, Joseph. Asculum. (Violin)
PEDRAZZINI, Giuseppe. Milan 1914. (Violin)
PEDRINELLI, Antonio. Crespano 1850. (Violin)
ROCCA Joseph Antonius. Turin 1840. (Violin)
ROGERI, Pietro Giacomo. Brescia 1723. (Violin)
SCHWARZ, Giovanni. Venice 1912. (Violin)
TECCHLER, David. Roman School c. 17 30. (Violin)
TESTORI, Carlo Antonio. Milan 1755. (Violin)
TONONI, Carlo. Venice 1721. (Violin)
TONONI, Joannus. Bologna c.1700. (Violin)
VALENZANO, Joannes Maria. Valentia 1821. (Violin)
VENTAPANE, Lorenzo. Naples c.1820. (Violin)

A selection of the bows featured: 

The Carlo Tononi Bow
Adam, "Grand"
Gand and Bernardel
  Henry, Joseph
Lafleur, Jacques
Lamy, Alfred Joseph
Lupot, Francois
Maire, Nicolas
Maline, Guillaume
Maucotel, Paris
  Ouchard, Emile A
Ouchard, Emile Francois
Peccatte, Charles
Peccatte, Dominque
Persois, P.R.S.
Sartory, Eugene
Thomassin, Claude
Thomassin, Louis
Tourte, Pere
Vigneron, Andre
Vigneron, Joseph Arthur
Voirin, Francois Nicolas
Voirin, Joseph
Vuillaume, Jean Baptiste

Contents Vol.2  Instruments & Bows:

BERNADEL, Auguste Sebastien. Paris, 1845. (Violin)
BETTS, Arthur. London 1837. (Violin)
BETTS, John. London c. 1780. (Viola)
CARCASSI Bros., Lorenzo and Tommaso. Florence c. 1750. (Violin)
CHANOT, Georges. Paris c. 1865. (Violin)
CHANOT, Georges. Paris 1830. (Violin)
CHANOT, Georges. Paris c. 1850. (Violin)
DEGANI, Guillo Ettore. Venice 1896. (Violin)
DUKE, Richard. London c. 1770. (Violin)
FENDT, Berhard Simon. London c. 1845. (Cello)
FENDT, Jacob. London c. 1830. (Violin)
FENDT, Jacob. London c. 1840. (Violin)
FENDT, Jacob. London c. 1840. (Cello)
FORSTER, Simon Andrew. London 1843. (Viola)
FORSTER, William. London c. 1770-1775. (Cello)
GAGLIANO, Januarius. Naples 1765. (Violin)
HILL, Joseph. London c. 1770. (Violin)
KLEYNMAN, Cornelius. Amsterdam c. 1680. (Violin)
LUPOT, Nicolas. Paris 1803. (Violin)
LUPOT, Nicolas. Paris 1816. (Violin)
PAMPHILON, Edward. London 1669. (Violin)
PANORMO, Vincenzo. London c. 1790. (Cello)
PIQUE, Francois Louis. Paris c. 1780. (Violin)
PIQUE, Francois Louis. Paris c. 1790. (Violin)
SILVESTRE, Pierre. Lyon 1856. (Violin)
STORIONI, Lorenzo. Cremona c. 1780. (Violin)
TOBIN, Richard. London c. 1840. (Violin)
VOLLER Bros., Charles and Arthur. London c. 1900. (Violin)
VUILLAUME, Jean Baptiste. Paris 1846. (Violin)
VUlLLAUME, Jean Baptiste. Paris 1852. (Cello)
WAMSLEY, Peter. London 1740. (Viola)

A selection of the bow makers featured:
DODD, Edward
DODD, John
DODD, James
TUBBS, Thomas
TUBBS, James
TUBBS, Alfred
TUBBS, William
PANORMO, Louis
W.E. HILL & SONS
HART & SON
BROWN, James


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