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Haweis, Rev. H. R.. My Musical Life. 
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1898. 8vo, Cloth. Good 28 + 673 + 40pp.; blue cloth gilt embossed spine and front, frontispiece portrait w. tissue; corners bumped and worn, inner spines cracked but not loose, nice ex-libris, light occasional pencil underlining in text, otherwise good +. Chapters include: Cremona, old Violins, (incl. a discussion of the various schools), Interlude on a certain loan collection, a South Kensington Dream, Stradivarius...his house, Interlude on some old violin players, Paganini.      £20

Haweis, Rev. H. R.. Music and Morals. London: Daldy, Isbister, 1877. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth. Good 8th edition; 13 + 556 pp; dark blue cloth with gilt embossed title & violinist to spine and front; with an interesting 30pp. chapter on the violin, incl. Stradivari. wear to board edges/corners, paper hinges with splits;  £15

Henley, William. Universal Dictionary of Violin & Bow Makers, Vol. 1 - 5. Sold

Henley, William. Antonio Stradivari - His Life and Instruments
Amati Publ. Brighton 1961. 1.Ed. VG, dj G. 98 pp. + many b/w plates, dark red cloth with gilded title on spine.
The author gives details on varnish, tone, models and measurements on many of the Stradivari Violins listed in this worthwhile compilation. £20

Hill, W.E. The Violin - Makers of the Guarneri Family (1626 - 1762). London: W.E.Hill & Sons, 1931. First Edition.  Half-Leather.Large 4to, 300 x 255 mm, 37 + 181 pp., 17 colour plates with tissues, 44 photogravure plates + 51 ill., top edge gilt, 1/4 vellum, uncut, green cloth, gilt embossed title on spine, Guarneri crest on front, in fine condition, incl. original slipcase.
Contents: 1. Andrea Guarneri 2. Pietro Guarneri of Mantua 3. Guiseppe fil.Andrea 4. Guarneri del Gesu 5. del Gesu's violins 6. The tonal aspect 7. The house of Guarneri 8. Pietro Guarneri of Venice
This is the rare 1. Edition of one of the finest violin books ever published. Only 1000 copies of this standard edition plus 200 of the very rare deluxe edition were printed - and its beauty and standard were never reached in the later reprints) the 44 photogravure plates showing minute details of these fine instruments.   £425

Hill, W.E.. Antonio Stradivari His Life and Work (1644 - 1737). New York: Dover, 1963. 8vo,
Trade Paperback. As New Reprint Edition with a new introduction by Sydney Beck and New Supplementary Indexes by Rembert Wurlitzer; 24 + 315 pp; numerous ill. in text and plates, the classic text on Stradivari! £10

Hill W.E.  Antonio Stradivari His Life and Work (1644 - 1737). New York: Dover, 1963. 8vo Hardback blue cloth. Very Good Reprint Edition with a new introduction by Sydney Beck and New Supplementary Indexes by Rembert Wurlitzer; 24 + 315 pp; numerous ill. in text and plates, blue cloth, gilt embossed title on spine. The classic text on Stradivari!  £25

Hill, W.E.  The Violin - Makers of the Guarneri Family . London: W.E.Hill & Sons, 1. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Soft Cover. Good ca. 1932; 50pp; outer wraps torn and wrapped in later cover; some penciled underlining; this little brochure was issued to illustrate the Guarneri book published by the Hill brothers. Includes main chapters topics, Press articles and opinions; articles by E.H.Fellowes and W.W.Cobbett. An uncommon brochure.  £15

Huggins, Margaret L. & W. E. Hill. Gio: Paolo Maggini. His Life and Work. London: W.E.Hill & Sons, 1976. Second Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quarter-Leather. As New W.E. Hill & Sons, London, "Compiled and edited from material collected and contributed by William Ebsworth Hill and his sons William, Arthur, and Alfred Hill." Reprinted from the original from before 1900 - limited edition to 2000. 96 pages. With 8 b&w and color plates. ill, by Alfred Slocombe; dark blue quarter leather & brown cloth; gilt tiltes to front and spine; An important book on this early and influential violin maker from Brescia in as new condition.  £40

Kalischer, Alfr. Chr.. Beethovens Sämtliche Briefe 5 Vol. Kritische Ausgabe Mit Erläuterungen (Beethovens' Complete Letters). 
Berlin & Leipzig: Schuster & Loeffler, 1906. First Edition. 8vo, Half-Cloth. Very Good 1906 - 1908, top edge gilt, gilt leather tiltle on spine, gilt decorated boards, coloured printed endpapers, 
Vol I (1783 - 1810) 16+340pp., Vol II (1811 - 1815) 13+320pp., Vol III (1816 - 1818) 14+300pp., Vol IV (1819 - 1823) 13+351pp., Vol V (1824 - 1827) 13+362 ( 42 index) +2. 
With small ex - libris of 'Regina Sulger Gebing', also small dealer sticker on inner boards, corners lightly bend, showing the first sign of wear, top and bottom of spines lightly creased, Vol I has its rear board bend, the sets pages are slightly wavy, Vol IV light soiling on cover and light tear to page margins 137 - 142, Vol V with signature of 'Regina Sulgur - Gebing 1908'. Altogether a very nice and clean set.   £80 rare

Lütgendorff, W. Die Geigen- und Lautenmacher vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart 2 Vol.
Frankfurt a.Main, 1922. 2 vols. 422, 670 pp. 98 plts & 853 ills on plts.text in German. £100

MacDonald, Calum . Gramophone Classical Catalogue - Listing Records and Tapes.  Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1979. 4to, Cloth. Very Good / Good, with an introduction by Edward Greenfield; 24 + 376 pp.      £10.00

Mozart, Leopold. Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule. entworfen und mit 4. Kupfertafeln sammt einer Tabelle versehen. Hochfürstl. Salzburgischen Cammermusikus (Faksimile); 
Frankfurt am Main: Grahl, 1956. 8vo, Original; Fine; dj Good. 
(A treatise on the fundamental principles of violin playing) 
In German;  (Nachdruck der Ausgabe: Augsburg, Lotter 1756); 264, 8 pp.; 1 mehrfach gefaltete Noten-Tafel; condition: fine; dj still good;     £20

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