Part V – Books, Magazines, etc. (H-K)




Hamma, Fridolin. MEISTERWERKE ITALIENISCHER GEIGENBAUKUNST. Ihre Beschreibung und Bisher Erzielte Preise. Stuttgart, n.d. (c. 1932) In German.

xiii, 347 pp., 212 plates of instruments, each with two views, 9 full-scale outlines. (general condition very good to near-fine, some minor wear, one of the perforated outlines is loose, in the original dust jacket, which is nearly unheard of, d.j. torn at spine, small pieces of tape on inside of covers had been used to hold the dust jacket in place) A beautiful and very rare book, with wonderful plates, the edition limited to 1200 copies, this one unnumbered. Never reprinted because the plates were destroyed during World War II. Instruments illustrated include violins of Amati, Balestrieri, Bergonzi, da Salo, Carcassi, Gagliano, Grancino, Gobetti, Goffriller, Guadagnini, all the Guarneris, Landolfi, Maggini, Stradivari (35 examples!), etc., etc. Very scarce.   $2400.00


Hamma, Fridolin. DIE D’EGVILLE–DEL GESŰ. Stuttgart, 1961.

55 pp., 8 illustrations (one in color). (5 7/8 x 10 inches, covers a bit dirty) A beautiful monograph about this great violin. No. 351 of the edition limited to only 500 copies. A copy sold for £385, about  $675 at the Christie’s auction of June, 1990. Very scarce. $450.00



(Heifetz, Jascha) Axelrod, Dr. Herbert. HEIFETZ. New Jersey: Paganiniana, 1990.

744 pp., numerous illustrations. The unauthorized pictorial biography of the great violinist. Third edition, revised and enlarged. The most sought-after edition. Out of print and quite scarce. (a bit of wear to covers) $175.00


(Heifetz, Jascha) Wisdom Magazine. HEIFETZ ARTICLE. June, 1956.

The front and back covers of this interesting magazine have wonderful photos of the great violinist, and the nine pages of articles is full of pictures of him at work and at play. (10 x 13 inches) $55.00 Sold!


Herrmann, Emil. HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF TWO MASTERPIECES BY ANTONIUS STRADIVARIUS Known as the "King Maximilian" from the Year 1709 and the "Prinz Khevenhüller" from the Year 1733. In the Possession of Emil Herrmann. Privately printed in Berlin and New York, n.d. (1929?)

33 pp, 6 color plates of views of the two instruments, plus 4 other illustrations, including one label. (the leather edges and spine a bit rubbed, top edge of pages have sl. crease, o/w contents near fine to fine) A very rare monograph of these two spectacular violins, no. 107 of the English edition limited to 200 copies. Sold in London in 1991 for $1000. $250.00


Hill and Sons. VIOLIN MAKERS OF THE GUARNERI FAMILY. (1626-1762). Their Life and Work. London, 1931.

xxxvii, 181 pp., 17 color plates, 45 photographic plates, 51 illustrations, large 4to, vellum back and green cloth with the Guarneri crest, top edges gilt. (sl. wear, generally in fine condition) First Edition. A beautiful copy of this important book. $1100.00



Hill and Sons. THE TUSCAN AND LE MESSIE. London, 1976.

Contains: THE TUSCAN STRAD. A Short Account of a Stradivari Violin, Dated 1690. And: THE SALABUE STRADIVARI. A History and Critical Description of the Famous Violin Commonly Called "Le Messie". Containing Many Particulars Obtained from Authentic Sources and now Published for the First Time.

About 60 pp., 6 color plates and 4 black and white plates of instruments. (7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches, fine condition) The beautiful reprint of the two original monographs by Hill and Sons from 1891. Edition limited to 2000 copies. $75.00



Jacquot, Albert. LA LUTHERIE LORRAINE ET FRANCAISE. Paris, 1912.

xxxix, 357 pp., 24 portraits, 521 facsimeles of labels, 64 illustrations in text, 40 illustrations. (3/4 leather and marbled boards, rebacked, original marbled endpapers) Edition limited to 500 copies. Regazzi says, “A very important text written by a violin maker who spent much of his time researching the history of the French luthiers. This book contains 521 label-facsimiles unpublished before.” A spectacular and very scarce book. $2500.00


Jacquot, Albert. LA MUSIQUE EN LORRAINE. Etude Retrospective d’Apres les Archives Locales. Paris, 1882. In French.

xv, 197 pp., 32 illustrations. (7 1/2 x 10 inches, covers sl. sprung, 1/4 leather and marbled boards, boards a bit frayed, some writing) Very scarce. $225.00


Jalovec, Karel. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF VIOLIN MAKERS. London: Paul Hamlyn, 1968.

Two Volumes. Volume I: A-K, 482 pp., 110 plates, 16 color plates. Volume II: L-Z, 399 pp., 86 plates, 8 color plates. (dust jackets worn and torn, contents near-fine, in a slipcase) $850.00








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