Danks, Harry. THE VIOLA D’AMORE. West Midlands: Stephen Bonner, 1979. 2nd edition.
128 pp., frontispiece, 16 additional plates, musical examples. (edges sl. bumped, o/w in near-fine condition) No. 388 of the edition limited to 500 copies. Scarce. $100.00 Sold!
De Wit, Paul. GEIGENZETTEL ALTER MEISTER vom 16. bis zur mitte des 19. Jahrhunders. I und II Teil. Leipzig, 1922.
I Teil: 16 pp. of text, 38 plates illustrating 424 labels. (8 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches, limp boards, Guarneri crest on the front cover)
II Teil: 16 pp. of text, 40 plates illustrating 457 labels and a facsimile of a Stradivari letter. (8 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches, limp boards, Stradivari crest on the front cover) (wear to covers, spines frayed, ex-library, reduced price because of condition) $175.00 Sold!
De Wit, Paul. KATALOG MUSIKHISTORISCHEN MUSEUMS. Leipzig, 1903.
207 pp., numerous illustrations. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, sl. worn) $125.00
Dolejsi, Robert. MODERN VIOLA TECHNIQUE. Chicago, 1939.
133 pp., 28 illustrations, numerous musical examples. (9 x 12 1/8 inches, d.j. a bit worn and torn) Scarce. $100.00 Sold!
(Doring, Ernest N.) Bein & Fushi. HOW MANY STRADS? Our Heritage from the Master. Enlarged and Expanded Edition with Additional Instruments Illustrated and Comprehensive Listings of Stradivari Instruments in the Violin Literature. Chicago, 1999. The Deluxe Edition.
464 pp., more than 100 instruments illustrated. (large 4to) The wonderful update of the classic book. The beautiful deluxe edition, no. 123, is limited to 300 copies, and sold out by subscription. In a slipcase. $650.00
Doring, Ernest N. (Violins and Violinists Series) THE AMATI FAMILY. William Lewis and Son, n.d.
unpaged, numerous illlustrations. (covers sl. worn and browned) Interesting reprint from the Violins and Violinists magazines, from January 1942, through July, 1943. The three issues from this series, Amati, Goffriller and Vuillaume sold for £440, about $850 at the Christie's auction of November, 1989. Scarce! $75.00 Sold!
Doring, Ernest N. (Violins and Violinists Series) JEAN-BAPTISTE VUILLAUME OF PARIS. William Lewis and Son, n.d.
84 pp, numerous illlustrations. (stiff paper covers, some wear and staining to covers, some underlining in text, some waviness) Interesting reprint from the Violins and Violinists magazines, from September 1947, through July/August, 1948. $75.00 Sold!
Ehrlich, A. BERÜHMTE GEIGER der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Eine Sammlung von 88 Biographien und Portraits. Leipzig, 1893. In German.
ix, 316 pp., illustrations. (5 1/2 x 8 inches, spine a bit frayed) Belonged to Ernest Doring. $100.00 Sold!
Ehrlich, A. BERÜHMTE GEIGER der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Eine Sammlung von 104 Biographien und Portraits. Leipzig, 1902. Second edition (enlarged). In German.
xiv, 350 pp., illustrations. (5 1/2 x 8 inches, some rubbing to covers and spine) $75.00 Sold!
vii, 83 pp., numerous illustrations. (10 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches, some rubbing to covers and spine, several pages reattached) An absolutely wonderful book that includes photos and biographical information on over 40 quartets, including the Florentiner, Petri, Lewinger, Brodski, Berber, Hellmesberger, Rosé, Prill, Fitzner, Soldat-Roeger, Duesberg, Joachim (Berlin), Joachim (London), Londoner, Dresdener, Suttgart, Halir, Hamburger, Riller, Bohmische, Budapest, Petersburger, Bologneser, Triester, Kneisel and Romische quartets. Extremely scarce. $850.00 Sold!
Engel, Carl. A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS in the South Kensington Museum. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1874. 2nd edition.
402 pp., frontispiece, 6 original photographs of ancient instruments, 143 illustrations, musical examples. (6 1/2 x 10 inches, covers and spine rubbed, foxing, free endpaper removed) Scarce. $175.00 Sold!
Three volumes, 10 x 14 1/4 inches, gilt-stamped titles, each volume in a slip-case with similar gilt-stamped titles.
Collection in the Library of Congress: 80 pp. of photographs in color, 48 pp. of explanatory text and illustrations. 8 instruments illustrated.
Collection in the Smithsonian Institution: 132 pp. of photographs in color, 32 pp. of explanatory text and illustrations, 15 instruments illustrated.
Collection in the Corcoran Gallery of Art: 88 pp. of photographs in color, 32 pp. of explanatory text and illustrations, 8 instruments illustrated.
Beautiful full-page photographs by Shinichi Yokoyama, who did the photographs for the book Stradivari in Japan. In English and Japanese. A beautiful set of books. $2200.00
Farga, Franz. VIOLINS & VIOLINISTS. With a chapter on English Violin Makers, by E. W. Lavender. London: Rockliff, 1951. THE DELUXE EDITION.
xvi, 223 pp., frontispiece, 80 illustrations, 10 line drawings. (full-calf binding, top edge gilt, edges of covers and spine rubbed, covers and spine a bit worn) No. 12 of 15 presentation and reference copies of the delxue edition limited to 215 copies. $350.00 Sold!
Fissore, Robert. LA LUTHERIE. Traite de Lutherie Ancienne. First Part. Paris, 1901.
Fissore, Robert. TRAITE DE LUTHERIE ANCIENNE. La Nouvelle Cote. Valeur des Vieux Violons. Paris, 1913. Second edition.
71 pp., numerous facsimiles of labels. (5 1/2 x 9 inches, bound in new cloth and marbled boards, with the original covers bound in, original covers restored) Scarce. $150.00 Sold!
Fissore, Robert. LES MAITRES LUTHIERS. Nouvelle cote des Violons. Cincquieme Édition. Paris, n.d. In French.
xix, 147 pp. (5 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches, bound in cloth and marbled boards, with the original covers bound in, covesr a bit worn and rubbed) Includes bios on French, Italian, German and English violin makers. Very scarce! $150.00 Sold!
Fleming, James M. THE PRACTICAL VIOLIN SCHOOL FOR HOME STUDENTS. A Book of Detailed Instructions and Exercises in Violin Playing for the Use of Amateurs, Self-Learners, Teachers and Others. London: L. Upcott Gill, 1886.
viii, 296 pp., 100's of illustrations and musical examples, 100's of exercises. (8 x 10 1/2 inches, covers a bit rubbed) Scarce. $125.00 Sold!
Gallay, J. UN INVENTAIRE SOUS LA TERREUR. Etat des Instruments de Musique Relevé Chez les Émigré et Condamnés par A. Bruni. L'un des Délégrués de la Convention. Paris, 1890.
xxxiv, 238 pp., frontispiece. (bound in 3/4 leather and marbled boards with original covers bound in, pages uncut) Limited to 300 copies, the first 100 in special Holland paper, this is copy no. 34. Extremely scarce. $1200.00 Sold!
Gallay, Jules. LES INSTRUMENTS DES ECOLES ITALIENNES. Catalogue Precede d'une Introduction et Suivi de Notes sur les Principaux Maitres. Paris, 1872. In French.
153 pp. (4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, rebound with original cover pasted onto new cover, general foxing throughtout) A very scarce book, one of 500 copies printed. $325.00 Sold!
Gallini, Natale. CIVICO MUSEO DI ANTICHI STRUMENTI MUSICALI. Catalogo. Milano, 1958.
128 pp., lxvii pp of plates, (11 pp.) (6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, stiff paper covers, some wear and rubbing to covers) A wonderful collection of early instruments. $85.00 Sold!
Gallini, Natale and Franco. MUSEO DEGLI STRUMENTI MUSICALI. Milan, 1963.
448 pp, listing of 641 instruments, 141 plates, some in color. (stiff paper boards) A scarce and impressive catalog. $85.00 Sold!
Gand, Charles-Eugene. CATALOGUE DESCRIPTIF des Instruments de Stradivarius et Guarnerius del Gesù. Spa: Les Amis de la Musique, 1994 (1870) In French, with English summary.
xxii, 184 pp., 15 illustrations of Stradivaris and Guarneris. (4 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, cloth) $150.00 Sold!
(Gasparo da Salo) Livi, Giovanni. GASPARO DA SALO. E L'Invenzione del Violino. Roma, 1891. In Italian.
20 pp. (6 x 9 1/4 inches, some edige creasing, extrated from Nuova Antologia) Scarce. $200.00 Sold!
(Gasparo da Salo) Mucchi, A. M. GASPARO DA SALO. La Vita E L'Opera. 1540-160.Milano: EditoreUlrico Hoepli, 1940.
xvii, 227 pp., 52 plates. (8 3/4 x 12 inches, paper covers, covers and spine a bit worn, spine chipped away about an inch at top, some chipping to back cover, some minor staining, covers partially detached at top) A wonderful book about this great maker. Very scarce! Only the second copy I have had in about 20 years. $750.00 Sold!
(Gasparo da Salo) Rho-Guerriero, Vittorio Emanuele. GASPARO DA SALO. Roma, 1892.
75 pp. (5 3/4 x 9 inches, paper covers) Scarce. $175.00 Sold!
Geiser, Brigitte. STUDIEN ZUR FRÜHGESCHICHTE DER VIOLINE. Bern: Paul Haupt, 1974.
137 pp., over 200 illustrations on 56 pp. of plates. (6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, paper covers) Scarce. $85.00 Sold!
Gétreau, Florence. INSTRUMENTISTES ET LUTHIERS PARISIENS. XVIIe–XIXe Siècles. Paris: Delegation a l'Action Artistique de la Ville, n.d. (1988) In French.
254 pp., numerous illustrations. (10 x 11 1/4 inches) Includes chapters on "Players and Makers in Paris"; "The Luthiers in the 19th Century"; and "Paris, the Capital of Bow-Making in the 19th Century." $125.00 Sold!
Giovannetti, Gustavo. RIVELATO IL PERCHÉ DELLA BELLEZZA DEL SUONO DEI VIOLINI Di Grande Prezzo Costruiti Dopo Il 1700 Da Antonio Stradivari e da Giuseppe Antonio Guarneri del Gesú. Lucca, 1963.
39 pp., (30 pp.), 1 illustration. (9 x 12 1/2 inches, stiff paper covers, some creasing) Scarce. $175.00 Sold!
Grillet, Laurent. ANCETRES DU VIOLON ET DU VIOLONCELLE. Les Luthiers et les Fabricants d'Archets. Paris, 1901. In French.
Volume I only. xxvii, 290 pp., numerous illustrations and musical examples. (bound in 1/4 leather and marbled boards, leather worn and rubbed) A fascinating, beautiful, and very scarce book tracing the history of the violin. $225.00 Sold!
(Guadagnini, Giovanni Battista) GIOVANNI BATTISTA GUADAGNINI LIUTAIO. Nato a Bilegno di Borgonovo V. T. 1711. Gruppo Intesa, 2000.
83 pp., numerous illustrations, plus color illustrations of violins of Piacenza, 1742 and 1747, Milano, 1751-52, and Torino, 1770. (9 x 12 3/4 inches, d.j. sl. worn) A very good and rare documentary book about Giovanni Battista Guadagnini and his family. Scarce. $275.00
(Guarneri del Gesú) EXHIBITION CATALOGUE. Cremona, 1995. In English and Italian. With a preface by Charles Beare.
78 pp., illustrations of 6 instruments. (All in color, except the last shot of the last violin) $100.00 Sold!