Part IX – Books, Magazines, etc. (W-Z)




Wenberg, Thomas J. THE VIOLIN MAKERS OF THE UNITED STATES. Biographical Documentation of the Violin and Bow Makers Who Have Worked in the United States. Mt. Hood, 1986.

x, 399 pp., 180 plates of instruments illustrating 2 views each, 16 color plates of bows, illustrating 3 bows each, 338 illustrations of labels. Plus: ADDENDA AND ERRATA. December, 1987. (d.j. a bit torn) Lists nearly 3,000 makers! $450.00


Werro, Henry. "LADY BLUNT" STRADIVARIUS-VIOLINE 1721. Bern, 1943.

24 pp., 5 illustrations. (6 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches, covers a bit worn) No. 118 of the edition limited to 200 copies. Inscribed by Werro to Emil Hamma. Extremely scarce. $2000.00


Werro, Henry. "OLE BULL" Joseph Guarnerius del Gesù, 1744. Berne, 1971.

51 pp., gold-stamped boards, 2 portraits of Ole Bull, 4 photographs of the violin. In German, French and English. (6 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches, very good condition,no slipcase, signed by Werro) No. 236 of an edition limited to 400. Scarce! $400.00


Wurlitzer Co., Rudolph. COLLECTION OF RARE VIOLINS, VIOLAS, Bows of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries. New York, 1925.

94 pp., 13 plates, including the Leduc, the Spanish Joseph and the Doyen violins by Guarneri del Gesu, and the Archinto, the Soil and the Conte D’Armaille violins by Stradivari. (covers plasticized, several plates worn and stained at edges, plate #1, which was always included loose, has been bound in) A copy brought £385, about  $700 at the Christie's auction of November, 1988. $200.00


Wurlitzer Co., Rudolph. RARE VIOLINS, VIOLAS, VIOLONCELLOS of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries of the Wurlitzer Collection. Part I. New York, 1931.

210 pp., frontispiece in color, 75 full page plates illustrating two views each, stiff wrappers. (in general, very good to near-fine condition) A copy brought £308, about  $550 at the Christie's auction of November, 1991.  $225.00


Wurlitzer Co., Rudolph. RARE BOWS FOR VIOLIN, VIOLA VIOLONCELLO by Makers of the 18th and 19th Centuries. New York, 1931.

48 pp., frontispiece, 4 pages of illustrations of bows. (in general good condition, with some wear to covers and pages) Scarce. $100.00




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