Pascan-Kojanov, Svetolink. VIOLINARI PORODICE GUARNERIUS. Beograd, n.d.
230 pp., 160 of which are illustrations of instruments and labels. (6 x 9 inches, stiff paper covers) Uncommon. $85.00 Sold!
(Paganini) Codignola, Arturo. PAGANINIANA. October, 1953.
89 pp., 20 illustrations. (6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches, stiff paper covesr, some minor wear) A wonderful book about Paganini, which includes a chronology of his life, and a terrific collection of illustrations of some of the most famous lithographs published during his lifetime, including the Modern Orpheus. $250.00 Sold!
-------- Conestabile, Giancarlo. VITA DI NICCOLO PAGANINI. Perugia: Vincenzo Bartelli, 1851.
317 pp., frontispiece of Paganini. In Italian. (6 x 8 3/4 inches, 1/4 leather, marbleded boards, inside covers sprung, worn edges, some minor foxing, a few pages have moisture stains, other minor wear) Very scarce. $350.00 Sold!
-------- Mostra di Cimeli Paganiniani. Organizzata Dall'Ente Provinciale per Il Turismo. Milan, 1940.
45 pp., plus 48 pp. of illustrations of Paganini lithographs. (6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, illustration of Paganini on front cover, covers and spine worn, spine separating) A fascinating look at some of the many lithographs of Paganini. Very scarce. $125.00 Sold!
-------- Paganini-Liszt Celebration. St. Johns House, 1982.
32 pp., 4 pp. insert, illustrations. (8 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches, coated paper covers, sl. wear) Limited to 800 copies. $35.00 Sold!
-------- Sheppard, Leslie, and Axelrod, Dr. Herbert R. PAGANINI. New Jersey: Paganiniana, 1979.
703 pp., 100’s of illustrations. (corners bumped, spine split at top, a bit worn) The interesting book on this legendary violinist. Includes wonderful examples of lithographs, prints and concert bills of Paganini. $85.00 Sold!
Patents for Inventions. ABRIDGMENTS OF SPECIFICATIONS Relating to Music and Musical Instruments. A.D. 1694-1866. London, 1871.
xiv, 246 pp. (4 3/4 x 7 inches, cloth, covers a bit worn, some pages creased, ex-library) Interesting and quite scarce! $150.00 Sold!
Peterlongo, Paolo. IL VIOLINO DI VECSEY. Die Geige Vecseys. Milano, 1977.
377 pp., numerous illustrations. (8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, in a paper slipcase) Scarce. $275.00 Sold!
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
Piccolellis, Giovanni de. LIUTAI. Antichi E Moderni. Genealogia Degli Amati E Dei Guarnieri. Secondo I Documenti. Firenze, 1886.
31 pp. (7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, paper covers) Includes several charts with family trees of Amati, Guarneri, etc. Very scarce. $150.00 Sold!
Pierre, Constant. LE FACTEURS D'INSTRUMENTS DI MUSIQUE les Luthiers et la Facture Instrumentale. Precis Historique. Paris, 1893.
xiii, 440 pp. (4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, paper covers, some wear to covers and spine) An interesting book that includes historical documents (articles of associations, prices, etc.) related to the makers of musical instruments in France, dating back to ancient times. An entire chapter, plus additional material, is devoted to luthiers. Scarce. $225.00 Sold!
Plowright, Dennis G. ASPECTS OF THE VIOLIN. A Handbook for Makers and Players. Exmouth, 1994.
98 pp. (5 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches, stiff paper covers) $75.00 Sold!
Pocket Preceptor. POCKET PRECEPTOR FOR THE VIOLIN Comprising the Most Approved Instruction with Compleat Scales for that Instrument, Progressive Series of Popular Airs & Duetts, with Words to Several and Rules for Bowing in an Elegant and Easy Style. London, c. 1800.
54 pp., engraved frontispiece, fold-out. (6 1/4 x 4 inches, modern limp marbled boards) Very scarce. $225.00 Sold!
Poidras, Henri. CRITICAL & DOCUMENTARY DICTIONARY OF VIOLIN MAKERS. Old and Modern. Rouen, 1928. In English.
xiii, 290 pp., frontispiece, portrait, 34 plates of instruments, 544 facsimiles and wordings of labels. Includes chapters on the Italian, French, English, and German violin making schools. (bound in cloth, spine frayed, some foxing, original covers bound in) $175.00 Sold!
358 pp., 20 plates, 36 illustrations, musical examples. In French. (7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, beautifuly bound in leather and marbled boards, with marbled endpapers, covers a bit worn and rubbed, front cover sl. cracked, top edge of pages sl. creased) Includes wonderful plates of Corelli, Tartini, Locatelli, Viotti, Le Clair, Guignon and others. Very Scarce. $550.00 Sold!
Quarrell, W. H. CREMONA. An Account of the Italian Violin-Makers and Their Instruments. London: Cocks & Co., 1894.
xvi, 96 pp. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, minor wear, minor foxing) Includes an alphabetical list of the Italian Violin-makers, and a sketch of the leading features of their work. From the library of William Lewis and Son. Scarce. $75.00 Sold!
Quirke, William M. RECOLLECTIONS OF A VIOLINIST. London: Wm. Dawson and Sons, Ltd., 1914.
144 pp., frontispiece. (covers and spine sl. worn) Insscribed and signed by the author to Arthur Hill. $85.00 Sold!
Racster, Olga. CHATS ON VIOLINS. London, 1905.
221 pp., frontis, 7 plates, numerous illustrations, musical
examples. (bound in leather, spine gilt with raised bands) $65.00 Sold!
Rattray, David. VIOLIN MAKING IN SCOTLAND 1750-1950. British Violin Making Association, 2006. The Deluxe Edition.
208 pp., 250 high-resolution photographs, over 400 entries. (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches) $350.00 Sold!
Regazzi, Roberto. THE COMPLETE LUTHIER'S LIBRARY. A Useful International Critical Bibliography for the Maker and the Connoisseur of Stringed and Plucked Instruments. Bologna: Florenus Edizioni, 1990.
xviii, 556 pp. (7 x 9 3/4 inches, cloth) The modern update of the Heron-Allen De Fidiculis Bibliographia, with much more detail given about the books. Edition limited to 600 copies. A must for the book collector. Now out of print and very scarce. $650.00 Sold!
Regazzi, Roberto and Pasqual, Sandro. LUTHERIE IN BOLOGNA: Roots & Success. Bologna, 1998. In Italian with an English translation.
222 pp. (7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches) An interesting new book, with fascinating new information about Bolognese makers. In an edition limited to 500 copies. Now out of print and scarce. $275.00 Sold!
96 pp., illustrations, with an audio cd. A wonderful new presentation. $75.00 Sold!
(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
Riechers, August. THE VIOLIN AND THE ART OF ITS CONSTRUCTION. A Treatise on the Stradivarius Violin. Goettingen, 1895.
35 pp., 4 fold-out plates. (5 3/4 x 9 inches, one fold-out detached, sl. wear to covers) Scarce English edition. $125.00 Sold!
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