Phillips, Barnet. SOME GREAT VIOLINS. An Article in Harpers New Monthly Magazine, 1881.
10 pp., 8 illustrations. (7 x 10 inches, paper covers, worn, chipped and frayed) $25.00
(Regazzi, Roberto) IL SUONO DI BOLOGNA. The Sound of Bologna: From Raffaele Fiorini to the Great Masters of the 20th Century. Cremona, 2002.
132 pp., numerous illustrations, detached pull-out chart. (9 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches, stiff paper covers) A wonderful new book illustrating instruments of the great makers of Bologna, including Raffaele Fiorini, Giuseppe Fiorini, Augusto Pollastri, Gaetano Pollastri, Cesare Candi, Otello Bignami, Ansaldo Poggi, Carlo Carletti, and Natale Carletti. $145.00
Retford, William C.) Ealing Strings. THE RETFORD CENTENARY EXHIBITION. London, 1975.
63 pp., 100 plates of bows with two views off each bow, frontispiece, 18 other plates. A great book with wonderful plates of bows by Dodd, Tubbs, Tourte, Vuillaume, Peccatte, Voirin, and many makers from the Hill shop. $150.00
Roda, Joseph. BOWS FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE VIOLIN FAMILY. Chicago: William Lewis and Son, 1959.
335 pp., 20 illustrations, 47 double plates illustrating 241 bows. Includes a biographical list of bow makers. (top, bottom and edges of spine a bit worn and rubbed, outter edges of pages a bit dirty) No. 2800 of the edition limited to 3000 copies. A copy brought £1207, about $2000 at the Sotheby’s auction of November, 1994. $650.00
Roda, Joseph. BOWS FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE VIOLIN FAMILY. Chicago: William Lewis and Son, 1959. The Deluxe Edition.
335 pp., 20 illustrations, 47 double plates illustrating 241 bows. Includes a biographical list of bow makers. (full leather binding, gilt titles and decoration on covers and spine, top edges gilt, in a slipcase, fine to very fine condition) No. 156 of the edition limited to 200 copies. Extremely scarce. $1800.00