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


Wolffheim, Dr. Werner. VERSTEIGERUNG DER MUSIKBIBLIOTHEK. Martin Breslauer, 1928.

Volume I (Textband): 287 pp.; Volume I (Tafelband): 48 pp. of plates; Volume II (Textband): 576 pp.; Volume II (Tafelband): 41 pp. of plates. (6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, covers of textbands very worn and chipped, volume I textband pages loose and detached) This very rare catalogue is of the highly important collection of music books assembled by Dr. Werner Wolffheim, that was auctioned at the firm of Martin Breslauer & Leo Liepmannssohn Antiquariat in Berlin in 1928 & 1929. The two volumes include 4,000 entries of some of the rarest music titles ever printed. The collection embraced a superb range that included works from all over Europe. A very scarce and highly important reference work. Sells for as high as  $550. Much lower price because of the condition (can be rebound)  $250.00 Sold!


Wood, Benjamin. L'ART MYSTERIEUX DU VIOLON. Paris, 1927.

117 pp., illus,, musical examples. (7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches, paper covers and spine a bit worn, sl. creasing to covers and pages) Scarce. $200.00 Sold!


Woodrow, David. THE SHAPE OF STRADIVARI FORMS AND VIOLINS. Oxford: Taynton Press, 1991.

84 pp., numerous illustrations and diagrams. Edition limited to 500 copies. $100.00 Sold!



v, 104 pp., musical examples. (4 ¾ x7 1/4 inches) $20.00 Sold!


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 Sold!


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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