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Hamma, Walter:  Italian Violin Makers 1976 HB leather
Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst : Italian Violin Makers: Maitres Luthiers Italiens
Schuler 1971 (3.Edition) , 727pp. quarter leather, gold embossed hardback, dustjacket and original cardboard box. Text in German - English - French.  An important book by this former major German dealer and expert on classical Italian violin makers of most schools, illustrated throughout.  CONTENTS: Foreword,  Some pages from the firm's history,  The value of a violin, The trade in old instruments, Their purchase and authentication, Index of selected illustrated masterpieces.New £ 120

Harvey, Brian W.: Violin Fraud Deception Forgery Theft and the Law Books
126 pagesPublisher: Clarendon Press; 1st Edition edition (1992) HB.  sold

Haweis, Rev. H. R.. My Musical Life. 
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1898. 8vo, Cloth. Good 28 + 673 + 40pp.; sold

Haweis, Rev. H. R.. Music and Morals. London: Daldy, Isbister, 1877.   sold

Henley, William. Universal Dictionary of Violin & Bow Makers, Vol. 1 - 5 leather  bound in one volume.
Brighton: Amati Publishing, First Edition 1959. 1268 pp., full dark maroon leather, gilt titles; condition VG
The classic dictionary of violin,viola, cello & bow makers. £220

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.. 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, William Henry - Hill, Arthur - Hill, Alfred Ebsworth. The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family (1626 - 1762)  
London: W.E.Hill & Sons, 1980. 4to, Quarter-Leather. As New, red 1/4 leather & cloth, large 4to, 300 x 245 mm 181 + 4 pp. + numerous ill. col. & b/w, folding maps.  Content: 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.  A superb edition and original Hill reprint of their 1931 opus, the classic book on the Guarneris', an essential read and study book, greatly enriching the knowledge of these Italian masters, with some great photos in both colour and black and white (the latter showing amazing detail, often washed out in colour photos). This is a heavy and substantial book. £180

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

Hopfner Rudolf : Meisterwerke der Geigenbaukunst. Masterpieces of Violin-Making :
The Collection of Bowed Stringed Instruments of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank. Sold

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.  Sold£50

Jalovec, Karel : Encyclopedia of Violin-Makers 2 Vol., 1986 
London: Paul Hamlyn, 1968. 2vol.set: 482 & 399 pp. Many illustrations b/w and colour, as well as labels of many makers. All major schools covered with a lot hard to find information.  Very  rare and collectible for makers, dealers, collectors and connoisseurs by a former French authority on the Violin families instruments and bows.  A heavy set. New £125

Jalovec, Karel :  Houslari Italie - Italian Violin Makers 1948  A very rare first edition, 20 issues in stapled wraps. published in Prague, 1948. Thus preceding the better known editions. Not listed in Regazzi, and quite unknown. Bilingual parallel text in Czech and English. 615 pp over 19 volumes, volume 20 with the various plans (35 drawings) - erroneously numbered no. 21!  numerous b/w plates of fine instruments, many makers labels within the large dictionary content (listing Italian makers both alphabetically as well as by place of occupation. Also including scale outlines and many measurements of thicknesses and dimensions of instruments by Nicolo Amati - Cremona (4 Violins), G.Bertolotti - Brescia (Violin & Contrabasso), A.Guarneri & J.Guarneri - Cremona (2 Violins), Guarneri del Gesu - Cremona (3 Violins, 1 Viol & 1 Cello! - 4 plates), Maggini - Brescia (Violin), L. Storioni - Cremona ( Violin), Antonio Stradivari - Cremona ( 9 Violins, 1 Contrabasso, C.Tononi - Venice (Violin), P.Zanetto - Brescia (Cello, 4 plates).  Condition used, some wear, wraps with some tears etc. £95

Jalovec, Karel: The Violin Makers of Bohemia, including craftsmen of Moravia and Slovakia.
With many plates and labelsPublisher: Anglo-Italian Publication Limited, London, 1959, HC.sold

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

Lebet, CLaude: ROMA & I SUOI LEUTARI  Luthiers of Rome  Rome 2007
443 pp in Italian and English parallel text. Sold

Claude Lebet:  Dictionnaire Universel des Luthiers  Vol 3, 1985 First (and only) edition, Hardback with dustjacket, Les Amis De La Musique , Brussels1985, in French.The  follow up edition of Rene Vannes 2 Vol. Dictionnaire Universal des Luthiers. Many makers listed, important biographical details and label facsimiles. New £120

Le Canu: Les Luthiers Francais - Vol.3,  Paris 1995   Edition Caennaise; 1995; 88 pages; out of print hardback with many interesting instruments of the French School;  numerous colour photographs and information on the makers. Full list of makers see photos. VG condition, dust jacket with light marks.   Sold

Lütgendorff, W. Die Geigen- und Lautenmacher vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart
(The Violin- and Lute-makers from the middle ages to the present)  Publisher: Frankfurt A. M.: Verlag von Heinrich Keller, 1904.Sold

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

Magrini, Cesare: Augusto e Gaetano Pollastri - Liutai in Bologna 1877-1960 - Violin Makers in Bologna 1877-1960
Cremona , 1990, hardback, dj, as new, 85pp, text in Italian, English and German.numerous photos - an important work on the Pollastri Italian violin makers..£90

Millant, Roger: J. B. Vuillaume: Sa Vie et Son Ouvre by (His Life and Work) De Luxe Leather edition. 
In French - English and German  (Andrew Hill, Transl.). J. B. Vuillaume - Sa Vie et Son Euvre (His Life And Work - Der Künstler Und Seine Werke).
W.E.Hill & Sons, 1972. First Edition De Luxe. Limited edition of 500; Small 4to, 208 pp. + 80 b/w and colour plates. 
With a foreword by Desmond Hill.  Full leather binding, gilt boards / spine. Separate sections in English, French, and German followed by 80 plates showing instruments, labels, manuscripts. In publisher's black-paper slipcase (slight scuffing, surface paper loss). The book in very good condition. A well produced book on this famous and influential French maker. £325

Millant, Roger: J. B. Vuillaume: Sa Vie et Son Ouvre by (His Life and Work)
In French - English and German  (Andrew Hill, Transl.). J. B. Vuillaume - Sa Vie et Son Euvre (His Life And Work - Der Künstler Und Seine Werke).
London: W.E.Hill & Sons, 1972. First Edition quarter leather. Sold

Mosconi, Andrea & Witten, Laurence: Capolavori di Andrea Amati
[catalogo della] mostra, Palazzo Comunale di Cremona, 9-18 ottobre, 1982

Cremona, 1991, 96pp, softcover, 4to, many colour and b/w ill. A highly informative publication on the father of the Cremonese violin making tradition. With some measurements of instruments, text in Italian and English.
Contenet: Presentazione,  Introduzione, Gli strumenti di Andrea Amati
1. Violino W. E. Hill & Sons
2. Violino Tullie House Museum, Carlisle
3. Violino Comune di Cremona
4. Violino A. Kurtz
5. Violino Witten, ora Shrine to Music Museum, Vermillion, SD.
6. Viola Witten, ora Shrine to Music Museum, Vermillion, SD.
7. Violoncello Witten, ora Shrine to Music Museum, Vermillion, SD.
(In English) Introduction, The instruments of Andrea Amati, Esami acustici ,Note per una bibliografia su Andrea Amati  New £25


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