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Abele & Niederheitmann. The Violin & Its History and Construction.... Translated by John Broadhouse. London: Reeves, . 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Original Cloth. Fine 7 + 151pp, + 48pp. trade cat. 29 illustrations and folding example of the first music for lute, fiddle, and voice. Appendix with alphabetical list of Italian and Tyrolese Violin Makers with places and dates of work and label wording. reprint ca. 1960;  £20

Accornero, Epicoco, Guerci. Liuteria Piemontese - Anibale Fagnola
Edizione Salabue, Cremona 1999, folio, in new condition.Sold

Alburger, Mary Anne. The Violin Makers - Portrait of a Living Craft. Sold

Altmann, Frank   Kurzgefaßtes Tonkünstler-Lexikon. 2 Teile in 3 Bänden. (Teil 2: Ergänzungen ab 1937),
FRANK, PAUL und WILHELM ALTMANN: Wilhemshaven, Heinrichshofens Verlag, 1974 -, 1983. 730 / 391 / 452 S. mit geringfügigen Gebrauchsspuren, guter Zustand. Der 1. Teil ist der unveränderte Nachdruck der Auflage. von 1936 Tonkünstlerlexikon 3 Bde. [komplett]. Kurzgefaßtes Tonkünstler- Lexikon fortgeführt von Burchard Bulling, Florian Noetzel, Helmut Rösner Teil 2: Ergänzungen und Erweiterungen seit 1937. Bd. 1: A-K. 15. Aufl. Wilhelmshaven 1974. XII, 394 S. 4°. OLn; Bd. 2: L-Z. dto. 1978. IV, 452 S. 4°. OLn. VG condition, with dj.
Hard to find standart work, in German,   £100 

Alton, Robert. Violin and Cello Building and Repair. Cassel, London 1946. 8to. VG.no dj.
82 pp; 3 half tone and 82 other ill; A concise little book covering all the relevant aspects from wood selection to varnishing and bow making. £20

Ambros, August W. & Langhans, Wilhelm. Geschichte der Musik 7 Vol. (History of Music) . Leipzig: Leuckart, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quarter-Leather. Very Good 1880 - 1889, 2cd. Ed., 5 Vol., numerous Music examples, together with Langhans, W.: Die Geschichte der Musik des 17., 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts in chronologischem Anschlusse an die Musikgeschichte von A. W. Ambros.: 2 Vol., Leipzig, Leuckart 1884, 1887. Vol. 1 - 4, 220 x 150mm, dark red cloth boards, marbled endpapers, with small ex - libris of 'Regina Sulger Gebing', also embossed owners stamp 'Emil Sulger,!, (Vol. 1 also with small inscription,1881, on frontpaper), light shelf wear, gilt embossed & decorated leather spine with scuff marks, corners bumped with cloth cover starting to wear through, clean and crisp inside. Vol. 5, 230 x 160mm, 1889, quarter-leather, leather corners, marbled boards, gilt embossed & decorated leather spine, small dealer sticker on inner board, condition as Vol. 1 - 4. Contents: I: Die Musik des griechischen Alterthums und des Orients. 1880. II: (Die Anfänge der europäisch abendländischen Musik). 1880. III: (15. und 16. Jhdt.: Niederlande, Deutschland, England und Italien im 15. Jhdt.).1881. IV: (Italien von Palestrina bis gegen 1650). 1881. V: Auserwählte Tonwerke der berühmtesten Meister des 15. und 16. Jhdts. 1889. Herausgegeben von Otto Kade. Langhans, W: Geschichte der Musik...... 8vo, 233 x 160mm, quarter - leather, leather corners, gilt embossed & decorated laether spine, dark red cloth boards, marbled endpapers, ex libris etc. as before & condition as Vol. 1 - 4, also slight fading to top of boards, small glued tear and dirt marks to cloth on board of Vol.2. This set of 7 Vol. weighs about 6 kg! Please enquire about shipping rates.  £180

Apian-Bennewitz, Paul Otto. Die Geige - Die Grundzüge der Akustik / Die Geschichte der Bogeninstrumente und eine ausführliche, beschreibende und bildliche Darstellung der Anfertigung der Geige und verwandter Streichinstrumente aller Art nebst ihrer Bestandteile.
Voigt, Leipzig, 1920. 2.voll.neubearb. und erw.Auflage.Herausg. Otto Moeckel. 4to. hb, linen, 416 pp; 174 ill. u. 7 Tafeln.
Condition good, some light wear , bumps to edges, brownig of paper, a few light annotations, sm.owners stamp £60

Apian-Bennewitz, Paul Otto. Die Geige, der Geigenbau und die Bogenverfertigung. Weimar: Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, 1892. First Edition.  Sold

Bacchetta, Renzo.  Stradivari non è nato nel 1644 Vita e Opere del Celebre Liutaro La Sala Stradivariana Del Museo Civico di Cremona.
Cremona, 1937,  in Italian; 176pp; condition: in paper wraps, disbound, browning and some frayed edges. £20

Bachmann, Alberto. An Encyclopedia Of The Violin, Da Capo Press, New York, 1966.
470pp, standard reference work. Very Good condition.  £10

Baese, Geary. Classic Italian Violin Varnish. Its History, Materials, Preparation and Application
xi, 99 pp, with index, 20 color plates.
Limited edition, signed by the author.
Sold

Balfoort, Dirk. Stradivarius. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good ca. 1950; transl. from the Dutch by W.A.G. Davidson; 60 pp; b/w ill. in text; Balfoort was Asistant Director of the Municipal Museum at The Hague; Condition: boards lighty warped, near fine otherwise.  £10

Baruzzi, Arnaldo - Hill, Desmond (transl.). La Casa Nuziale - The Home of Stradivari 1667 - 1680. London: W.E. Hill & Sons, 1962. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Cloth. Very Good Small 4to, 85pp., + 24pp., 30 + plates, green cloth, gilt title on spine, Stradivari shield gilt embossed on front. A fine book, showing research into Stradivaris early Cremona home and workshop, with documents and fine b/w photos of his instruments of this period.  £35

Baughan, Edward A.. Ignaz Jan Paderewski. London: John Lane, 1915. Second Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Cloth. Good 92 pp; 9 plates; gilt titles on spine; light foxing; small owners sign. to ffep;  £10

Beare, Charles: Stradivari the Cremona Exhibition of 1987, lg. hardback, dj.Sold

Beare, Charles. Capolavori Di Antonio Stradivari. Cremona: Mondadori, 1987. Sold

Berner, Van Der Meer, Thibault.  Preservation and Restoration of Musical Instruments - Provisional Recommendations.
The International Council of Museums, 1967. HB, dj, Condition: VG. 8vo. 77pp  £10

Blume, F. (Ed.)  Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. (16 vols., inkl. 2 Ergz. Bd.)
Bärenreiter, Kassel, Unter Mitarbeit zahlreicher Musikforscher des In- und Auslandes herausgegeben von Friedrich Blume. 16 Bände (inkl. 2 Ergz. Bd.),1949/51-1979.ca. 18000 Seiten.  dunkelgrüne OHLdr mit goldgeprägten Rücken., hunderte v. schw/w Abbld. Bedeutendes Standart Werk. Schöner Zustand.
16 volumes (including the two-volume supplement), 1949/51-1979. ca. 18000 pp;  hundreds of b/w illustrations, music. articles on all aspects of music history, plus extensive bibliographies. In German.VG set - heavy.   £200

Bolander, John Alfred Jnr.: Violin Bow Making, publ. Boyd Poulson, 1981  Sold

Bonetti, Cavalcabo, Gualizzini. Stradivari. Reports and Documents 1937 . Cremona: Cremona Books, 2005. Sold

Boyden, David D.. The History of Violin Playing from Its Origins to 1761. London, 1975. Sold

Boyden, David, Sadie Ed.. The New Grove Musical Instrument Series: The Violin Family. Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1989. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Very Good / Very Good. 315pp; £10

Boyden, David D.. Catalogue of The Hill Collection - Ashmolean Museum Oxford . Oxford: Ashmolean Museum Oxford & W. E. Hill & Sons, 1970. 2.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Cloth. Very Good / Good. small 4to., 1 col. pl., 8 + 54 + 62 pp. ill. (44 instruments); book v. gd., dj. w. wear along edges; The famous Hill collection is documented and illustrated in this book. Contents: Preface, Foreword (Robert Lewin), Introduction, The Bowed Instruments ( Viols, Violins), The Bows, The Plucked Instruments (Citterns, English Guitars, Guitars), The Keyboard Instruments, Bibliography.  £35

Brinser, Marlin. Dictionary of twentieth century Italian violin makers. New Jersey: Americ. Graphic, 1978. Sold

Broadhouse, John. Facts About Fiddles: Violins Old and New. London: Reeves, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Original Wraps. Very Good 24pp; brochure  £10

Brooks, David. Violinists of Today. London: Rockcliff, 1948. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Good / Fair. pp.192. Illustrated with photographs of violinists of the time. Black cloth, unusual with dj. 28 b/w ill; Biographical portraits of 28 of the leading violinists of the day: Heifetz, Kreisler, Menuhin, Milstein, Szigeti, Busch, Elman, Ida Haendel, Rostal, Sammons, Seidel, Thibaud, Brosa, Beard, Goldberg, Zimbalist, Holst, Matthews, Menges, Pougnet, Wilson, Grinke, Neveu, Loveday, Cohen, Sauer, Liddel.  £10

Brooks, David. Masters of the Keyboard. London: Rockcliff, 1945. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Good / Fair. 183pp; Pt. 1. Great virtuosi of the past.--Pt. 2. Some prominent pianists in Britain to-day.  £5

Brooks, David. Conductors' Gallery. London: Rockcliff, 1946. 2.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Very Good / Good. 188pp; Biographical Sketches of Well-Known Orchestral Conductors Including Notes on the Leading Symphony Orchestras, and a Short Biography of the Late Sir Henry Wood; Very good condition, dj with chips and tears (rare with dj).  £7.50

Campion, Thomas. Songs of Thomas Campion. Selected and Prefaced by W.H. Auden. Introduction by John Hollander.. Boston: Ries & Erler, 1973. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Cloth. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 0-87923-036-3. 162 pp; musical examples, facsimilies, original cloth, dust jacket price clipped with slight tears to top edge and marks.  £20

Catalogue: Thibault, Jenkins, Bran Ricci. Eighteenth century musical instruments, France and Britain =: Les Instruments de musique au XVIIIe Siecle, France et Grande-Bretagne. London: V&A, 1973. Sold

Catalogue: Stradivari e la Liuteria Cremonese dall' U.R.S.S. Cremona, Palazzo Comunale 18.9- 8.10. 1988
Turris, Cremona, 1988. Folio. Sold

Chiesa Carlo, P. Barthel, R. Capucon: Guarneri Del Gesu, Panette, 1737 (Monograph - Portrait )
BSI SA, 2007, 219 pp., in grey metallic cloth. includes 2 concert dvds. text in English, Italian and French. numerous photos. folio size,
DVD 1: A Violin for Renaud (documentary of the violin, with interviews of various dealers, experts, luthiers - traveling to London, Paris and Cremona with interviews of Charles Beare, Bisolotti, Bartel, clips of Issac Stern playing this violin, detailed views of this unique violin );
DVD 2: Capriccio (concert recording Renaud Capucon, violin and Jerome Ducros, piano). VG condition in slipcover.
A unique detailed document of this great del Gesu violin (also ex David Fulton,Isaac Stern, Norton,Wanamaker,Panette, Balatre, Alard, Vuillaume £140

Chiesa, Carlo & Rosengard, Duane. The Stradivari Legacy. London: Peter Biddulph, 1998. First Edition. Sold

Clemenicic, Rene. Old Musical Instruments. London: Octopus Books, 1973. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Very Good / Very Good. 96 pp; Gray paper-covered pictorial boards, black and white lettering on spine and front board (hardcover binding). With 123 illustrations in color and black & white.  £10

Coates, Kevin. Geometry, Proportion and the Art of Lutherie. Oxford: Clarendon Press 1986, 2. Edition, HB, dj,
178pp; Ex public library, with some sticker remains, tears and stamps. Very clean in actual text and ill. block.
This is a study of the use and aesthetic significance of geometry and numerical proportion in the design of European bowed and plucked string instruments in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.Sold

Confalonieri  Giulio. Storia della musica  Nuova Accademia Editrice, Milano., ca. 1963. 2 voll. in 4, pp. 746; 853. T. tl. con sovrac. Con molte ill. e tav. f.t. Accuratissima Storia della musica dall' antichità fino al nostro novecento.
2 Vol. standard book on Music history - in Italian. VG condition, in slipcase. £50

Cooper, Albert. The Cooper Collection, standart edition: Volume 1 & 2 of rare Violins, Violas, Celli, Bows, of Italian, French & English origin;   £120 last set - with slipcases

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.
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 – might have very light scuff marks on DJ. 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.
As new.  £250  more details here

Cooper, Albert. The Cooper Collection - Volume 2 only standart edition, contents as above. £40  more details here

Cooper, Albert: Benjamin Banks AND The Cooper Collection Vol. 2 £50 Special offer

Cooper, Albert: Benjamin Banks - the Salisbury Violinmaker 1727 - 1795 
Surrey: Ashford Publications, 2cd edition, 1995, 2cd edition, pp 168; A detailed survey of Banks' life, work and environment. The classic work on one of the greatest English makers of the 18th century. Based on extensive research, Cooper's book corrects earlier misconceptions about Banks's life and career and includes full illustrations and commentary on 27 instruments and bows. 'A wonderful contribution to serious violin literature.' In VG condition. £20  more details here

Crum, Alison & Jackson, Sonia. Play the Viol. Oxford: OUP, 1989. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Cloth. Very Good / Good. 185pp; many b/w ill. photos in text; Covers the treble, tenor, and bass viol.  £20

Daniels, Robin . Conversations with Menuhin. London: MacDonald, 1979. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Cloth. Very Good / Very Good. Foreword by Lawrence Durell, 192 pp; dj price clipped, many illustrations in text,  £10

De Saussine, Renee. Paganini. London: Hutchinson, 1953. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Good Preface by Jacques Thibaud; translated by Marjorie Laurie; 264 pp; 15 ill; embossed Violin to cover, silver imprinted titles to spine; corners bent, book good +++  £10

De Wit, Paul Marie. Perlen aus der Instrumenten-Sammlung von Paul de Wit in Leipzig 1892 - Pearls from the instrument collection... - Perles de la Collection D'Instruments.... Leipzig: Paul De Wit, 1892. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. oblong portfolio, 270mm x 380mm, bound in silver-grey velvet with ornate metallic decorations to corners, inset colour picture (photographic reduction of an oil painting by L. Lemaire 1640, representing a house-concert in the 17th. century), 14 pp. + 16 photolithographic colour plates with tissue guards, all edges gilt, text in German, English and French; With dedication on title page signed by Paul de Wit, Leipzig 25.4.1895; Condition: extensive wear to velvet cover, heavy front cover with title page detached from spine (restorable!) and remainder of the page gatherings, loosening of first 4 page gathering from spine, 3 cardboard flaps (1 detached) with linen hinges fixed to rear cover to hold the portfolio content; 14 pages with descriptive text relating to the 59 instruments illustrated (some minor creases to margins of pages), ranging from early keyboard instruments and harps (plates 1 - 11), plucked instruments (plates 12 - 13), stringed bowed instruments (plate 14), brass -, woodwind- and percussion instruments (plate 15 - 16); Paul de Wit (*1852 Maastrich, + 1925 Leipzig), studied VCL with Servais, later Viola da Gamba; since 1879 resident in Leipzig where he founded with Oskar Laffert the periodical 'Zeitschrift für Instrumentenbau' in 1880, which he edited until his death. As a keen and knowledgeable collector he was able to open his first collection to the public in 1886, which was ultimately bought up by the Berlin Academy for Music. In 1893 he opened a new Musical Instrument Museum in Leipzig, who's valuable contents where transferred in 1905 to the Heyers collection in Cologne, later in 1926 purchased by the Leipzig Musical Instrument Museum. Throughout his life de Wit was an active writer and musician who was held in high esteem by his peers; he was one of the first to re-popularize the Viola da Gamba as a concert instrument.  £350  rare 

De Wit, Paul. Geigenzettel Alter Meister Vom 16. Bis Zur Mitte Des 19. Jahrhunderts (Violin Labels of the Old Masters). Frankfurt: Das Musikinstrument, 1976. Sold

Dipper, A. & Woodrow, D.: Count Ignazio Alessandro Cozio Di Salabue Sold

Doring, Ernest N. The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers. Chicago, Illinois: William Lewis & Son, 1949.  Original Cloth. 328pp; many b/w photos; teg (top edge gilt), gilt tiltes to front and spine
A Treatise presenting conclusions concerning the origin and lives of this famous family derived from lifelong study of their works and diligent research among relevant data from early to recent times. Having as its principal subject Giovanni Battista Guadagnini renowned maker of violins with a chapter devoted to his father Laurentius and mention of descendants recorded as workers in the craft, together with illustrations of characteristic works and tabulation of examples reputedly authentic;
limited to fifteen hundred copies; NEW £270

Doring, Ernest N. (Möller, Max - Contr. editor). Violins and Violinists, magazines 1943 - 1960. Chicago, Illinois: William Lewis & Son, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Pictorial Cover. Good 87 magazines 1943 - 1960. 11 complete years 1950 - 1960 with 16 earlier issues. Condition is good, a few loose pages, some wear along folded spines. Complete list: no.s: 42 - 46 (1943/44); 78 - 84 (1947/48); 93 - 168 (May 1949 - Dec.1960); These issues include a wealth of information and articles, many makers and their schools were featured in a series over several issues; Some of the contents: the 8 issues with the 8 part article by Max Möller on Dutch makers, as well as articles on Stainer; many on Vuillaume; Gagliano; Pressenda; Rocca; Storioni; Balestrieri; Platner; Guarneri del Gesu; H.Amati; Montagnana; S.Seraphin; Gofriller, Guadaginini, 4 articles on Rugeri/Rogeri, Gobetti, 3 articles on the Panormos as well as the Grancinos; Bolognese Vln. makers; Möllers 2 part article on rehairing bows; H.Ford collection (4 pt.). This set weighs 5.5 kg, please enquire about shipping rates.  £400

Doring, Ernest N. (Möller, Max - Contr. editor). Violins and Violinists, magazines 1949 - 1954. Chicago, Illinois: William Lewis & Son, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Pictorial Cover. Good 29 magazines 1949 - 1960. Condition is good, a few loose pages, some wear along folded spines, no.121 without cover. Complete list: no.s: 97 - 109 (1949 - 1951); 111 - 117 (1951 - 1952); 121 - 128 (1953 - 1954); 163 (Jan/Feb 1960) These issues include the 8 issues with the 8 part article by Max Möller on Dutch makers, as well as articles on Gofriller, Guadaginini, 4 articles on Rugeri/Rogeri, Gobetti, 3 articles on the Panormos as well as the Grancinos; Amati; Platner; Balestrieri; Bolognese Vln. makers. This set weighs 2 kg, please enquire about shipping rates.  £150

Doring, Ernest N.& Whistler, H.. Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume of Paris. Chicago 1961. Sold

Doring, Ernest N.  The Amati Family. Chicago, Illinois: William Lewis & Son, 1959. 51pp; b/w ill. in text; Offprint from 'Violin Violinists' magazine 1942 - 1943;  In cello taped plastic wraps, some marks, few page corners lightly torn w. minor loss, pencilled underlining, slightly musty   Scarce £50

Dunn, John. Violin Playing. London: The Strad, 1898. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Cloth. Good 68 pp.; red cloth, photo of author in fp.; light foxing, spine faded; £10

New Edler, Hans. F-Modelle Alter Meistergeigen (soundhole models of old master violins)
lg. 4to; 71pp; b/w ill. throughout; introduction in German; gives full size drawn f-hole shapes of the most famous violin makers from Amati to Zanoli. VG, with acetate wrap. £40

Ehrlich, A.. Celebrated Violinists Past and Present.. London: The Strad, 1906. 2.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Very Good / Fair. 284pp, xii, Translated from the German of A. Ehrlich and edited with notes and additions by Robin H. Legge. With 90 portraits.The Strad Library, No. IV,  £20

Farga, Franz. Violins and Violinists. London: Rockliff, 1950. First Separate. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Good Translated from the German by E.Larsen, with a chapter on English Violin makers by E.W.Lavender (Editor of 'The Strad'), xvi, 223 pp, 130 illustrations (B&W photographs) , 10 line drawings, black cloth. A well researched book which is now a classic of its kind' (Regazzi)  £15

Fetis, Francois Joseph. Biographical Notice of Nicolo Paganini, with an Analysis of his Compositions, and a Sketch of the History of the Violin.. London: Schott & Co., 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Original Cloth. Good (n.d.1876) Second edition (so stated). Frontispiece portrait of Paganini after Pommayrac, 1838 and one wood engraving of Paganini's violin in the Municipal Palace at Genoa ( from G.Hart: The Violin...) 90 pages; 17 pages publisher's catalog. Original green cloth with decorated boards; light shelfwear and light browning to page margins.  £35

Fetis, Francois Joseph. Biographical Notice of Nicolo Paganini, with an Analysis of his Compositions, and a Sketch of the History of the Violin.. London: Schott & Co., 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover. Good (n.d.) Second edition (so stated). Frontispiece portrait of Paganini after Pommayrac, 1838 and one wood engraving of Paganini's violin in the Municipal Palace at Genoa ( from G.Hart: The Violin...) 90 pages; 17 pages publisher's catalog. Original paper wraps, spine torn over 50mm at top, entire top corner creased.  £35

Fleming, James M. Old Violins and Their Makers - Including Some References to Those of Modern Times
Upcott Gill, London,  1893, Sold

Fleming, James M. The Fiddle Fancier's Guide
Haynes, Foucher, London 1892, 2cd. edition, 310pp, plus trade adverts; 
Condition: good , light wear, partial split to front hinge with loose gathering.
a manual of information regarding violins, violas, basses and bows of classical and modern times, together with biographical notices and portraits of the most famous performers on these instruments.   £20

Flesch, Carl. Die Kunst Des Violinspiels 1& 2 Vol. ( The Art Of Violin Playing). Berlin & Leipzig: Ries & Erler, 1928. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Original Cloth. Very Good 315 x 250 mm, 2. ed, Vol. 1, 1929, 6 + 148pp., 8 plates with 35 b/w ill.; Vol. 2, 1928, 4 + 222pp; In GERMAN. Light coloured linen cloth, both Vol. with numerous music examples throughout. Minor marks on front cover, lightest wear to edges, pages browned, ep. in Vol. 2 with slight crease. Contents: Vol 1: Vorwort z. 1 & 2. Auflage; Die allgemeine Technik (5 Kapitel 76 pp.); Die angewandte Technik (5 Papitel 65 pp.) ; Sachverz; Namensverz; Verz. d. Notenbsp.; LIchtbilder; Vol. 2: Vorwort; Einleitung ( 6 Kapitel, 132 pp.); Anhang (84 pp.) with Fleschs' commentary and complete music examples: J.S.Bach: Chaconne a.d. 2. Partita d-moll; P.Nardini: Sonate di Camera 1. Satz; W.A.Mozart: Violinkonzert D-Dur KV 218 1.Satz; Viotti: Violinkonzert g-moll Nr.19 1.Solo d. 1. Satzes; Beethoven: Sonate op.96 1. Satz; Spohr: Konzert op. 47 Rezitativ; Medelssohn: Konzert op. 64 2.Satz; Vieuxtemps: Konzert Nr.4 d-moll 1.Satz; Schumann: Sonate op.121 3.Satz; Brahms: Sonate op. 78 3.Satz; Schnabel: 5 Stuecke 3.Stueck; Das Rubato in d. Ungar. Volksmusik; Sachverz.; Namensverz.; Verz. d. Notenbeispiel. These books weighs 2.4kg, please enquire about shipping rates.  £100 Rare

Flesch, Carl. The Art of Violin Playing 1 & 2 Vol.. New York: Carl Fischer, 1924. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Original Wraps. Very Good Vol.I: Technique in General; Applied Technique ; Vol.II: Artistic Realization and Instruction 2. ed, Vol. 1, 1924: 171pp. appendix and ill. Vol. 2, 1930, 237pp; both Vol. with numerous music examples throughout. Condition: Very Good, clight smudging to page edges;
Content: Vol 1: On Technique.... Vol. 2: Fleschs' commentary and complete music examples: J.S.Bach: Chaconne a.d. 2. Partita d-moll; P.Nardini: Sonate di Camera 1. Satz; W.A.Mozart: Violinkonzert D-Dur KV 218 1.Satz; Viotti: Violinkonzert g-moll Nr.19 1.Solo d. 1. Satzes; Beethoven: Sonate op.96 1. Satz; Spohr: Konzert op. 47 Rezitativ; Mendelssohn: Konzert op. 64 2.Satz; Vieuxtemps: Konzert Nr.4 d-moll 1.Satz; Schumann: Sonate op.121 3.Satz; Brahms: Sonate op. 78 3.Satz; Schnabel: 5 Stuecke 3.Stueck; Das Rubato in d. Ungar. Volksmusik; Sachverz.; Namensverz.; Verz. d. Notenbeispiel. 1. Vol. in light brown cover, 2. Vol. in red marbled cover with dedication: Royal Manchester College of Music....Hiles medal...presented to Philip Hecht, Dec. 1933 - signed: R.J.Forbes, Principal  Sold

Flesch, Carl. De Kunst Van Het Vioolspel. 1 & 2 Vol. De Erven F. Bohn, Haarlem, 1925, 1929
In het Nederlandsch Vertaald door L. Couturier. 2e Herziene Druk. Haarlem : De Erven F. Bohn, 1.Vol. 1925.169pp + 8 pp plates. 2.Vol. 1929: 233 pp.Music Notation. Index. Double Column. Folio, redpaper covered boards. A book on the art of the violin. Text in Dutch. £40

Foucher, George. Treatise on the History & Construction of the Violin. London: 1894. First Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Original Cloth. Good London, 1894. First ed. pp (vi), 81 (vii - adverts). "With a Short Account of its Greatest Players and Makers. A Text Book written especially for the use of Students preparing for the Examinations of the College of Violinists". light writing to ffep; split to page gatherings; clean otherwise. £15

Fox Strangeways Ed.. MUSIC AND LETTERS 14 Vols. 1920 - 1926. London: 1920. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Cloth. Very Good.  All volumes are bound in sky blue quarter linen with marbled paper covers, and also marbled paper to the inside cover (originally issued in soft wrapper), gold embossed titles with dates and Vol. nos. to spine. This collection comprises of the first 14 Volumes published. The contents covers all fields of musical enquiry, from earliest times to present day. Includes wide range of reviews: scholarly editions of music of the past, new music. rare.  £180

Fry, George. The Varnishes Of The Italian Violin Makers Of The Sixteenth, Seventeenth, And Eighteenth Centuries, And Their Influence On Tone . London: Stevens & Sons, 1904.  Sold

Gingrich , Arnold. A Thousand Mornings of Music: The Journal of an Obsession with the Violin. New York: Crown, 1970. First Edition. Sold

Goodkind, Herbert . Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1972 VG.
Treatises on the life and work of the "Patriarch" of violin makers. Inventory of 700 known or recorded Stradivari string instruments. Index of 3,500 names of past or present Stradivari owners.  Photographs of 400 Stradivari instruments with 1,500 views. Very good condition, heavy book with some creases to spine  Sold

Gordon, Herman 36 Famous Italian Violins, New York 1982, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
A boxed set of 36 prints from color photos. VG with original box. The prints measure 280mm x 200mm and are mounted on card stock 380 x 305mm. containing a printed frame and a printed caption.
Includes 15 Strads, 5 Guarneris and one each of other famous Italian makers. Includes violins of artists like Kreisler, Stern, Erika Morini & Paganini. £120

Gosling, Henry F.. The Violinist's Manual. London: Reeves, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Cloth. Very Good A Treatise on the Construction, Choice, Care, Adjustment, Study, and Technique of the Violin...nd. ca. 1935; 15 + 270pp; 40 b/w plates; folding plate with family tree of Italian violin makers. Interesting and uncommon book. slight soiling to page edges, 4 pages of intro with crease; quite tight, firm and clean otherwise.   £30

Guarneri Del Gesu, Panette, 1737 (Monograph - Portrait ) by C. Chiesa, P. Barthel, R. Capucon).
BSI SA, 2007, 219 pp., in grey metallic cloth. includes 2 concert dvds. text in English, Italian and French. numerous photos. folio size,
DVD 1: A Violin for Renaud (documentary of the violin, with interviews of various dealers, experts, luthiers - traveling to London, Paris and Cremona with interviews of Charles Beare, Bisolotti, Bartel, clips of Issac Stern playing this violin, detailed views of this unique violin );
DVD 2: Capriccio (concert recording Renaud Capucon, violin and Jerome Ducros, piano). VG condition in slipcover.
A unique detailed document of this great del Gesu violin (also ex David Fulton,Isaac Stern, Norton,Wanamaker,Panette, Balatre, Alard, Vuillaume £140

 

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