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Books on the Violin etc.   (updated December 2023)

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Giordano, Alberto: Cesare Candi liutista i liutai della famiglia Candi
Cremona 2003, 173pp. HB,  text in Italian and English, numerous photos. A superb book on this violin maker from Genua. £70
Magrini, Cesare: Augusto e Gaetano Pollastri - Liutai in Bologna 1877-1960 - Violin Makers in Bologna 1877-1960
Cremona , 1990, hardback, dj, as new, 85pp, text in Italian, English and German.numerous photos - an important work on the Pollastri Italian violin makers.. £90
Echard, Jean-Philippe :  Stradivarius et la lutherie de Crémone
Hardcover, 251pp, Paris. The author is the Paris museums' Curator Jean-Philippe Echard.  WIth many photos of the Cremonese violins etc in the Paris Conservatoire Museum collection, eassays, measurements, new reseacrh.
Text in French   £40
(Exhibition Catalogue) :  The Amatis' DNA. -Dinasty of stringed instrument makers in Cremona.
  Il DNA degli Amati- Una dinastia di liutai a Cremona

Carlson, Bruce; Cacciatori, Fausto; Chiesa, Carlo; Christopher Reuning,; Cremona 2006, softcover,  224 pages, essays. numerous illustrations and photos on the Amati families instruments with measurements.
Bilingual text in Italian and English.  £75
(Exhibition Catalogue) :  Cremona 1730 - 1750 The Olympus of violin making (nell'Olimpo della liuteria)
2008 Exhibition catalogue
Cremona 2008, softcover, 240 pages, numerous illustrations and photos.New.
Bilingual text in Italian and English.
A must have exhibition catalogue with essays by many known experts in the field.
Curator: Christopher Reuning, contributors: Paola Carlomagno, Charles Beare, Christopher Reuning, Peter Beare, John Becker, Eric Blot, Bruce Carlson, Carlo Chiesa, Andrea Post, Duane D. Rosengard.  £100
(Exhibition Catalogue) : Carlo Bergonzi  - A Cremonese Master Unveiled  (alla scoperta di un grande maestroS)
Cremona 2010, softcover, 248 pages, numerous illustrations and photos. Bilingual text in Italian and English. New.
A must have exhibition catalogue with essays by many known experts in the field. Curator: Christopher Reuning Editorial assistant and coordinator: Paola Carlomagno Scientific committee: Charles Beare (Honorary President), Christopher Reuning (Chairman), Peter Beare, John Becker, Eric Blot, Bruce Carlson, Carlo Chiesa, Silvio Levaggi, Andreas Post, Duane D. Rosengard, James Warren.  £120
(Exhibition Catalogue) : And they made violins in Cremona from Rennaisance to Romantic Era - Exhibition Catalogue 2000 (E FURONO LIUTAI IN CREMONA DAL RINASCIMENTO AL ROMANTICISMO. )
Cremona 2000, 222pp. New. contributors: C.Chiesa, A.Dipper, R.G.Hargrave, A.Mosconi, J.Topham, D.Gindin
WIth many colour photos, essay etc. Bilingual text in Italian and English   £60

(Stradivari)  Dilworth, John: 3 Monographs on Antonio Stradivari:
The ''Archinto'' Cello 1689 ,  ''La Pucelle'' Violin 1709, ''Tyrrell '' Violin 1717 

Toffolo, Stefano: Strumenti musicali a Venezia nella storia e nell'arte dal XIV al XVIII secolo NEW £40

(Catalogue) L'esposizione di Liuteria Antica a Cremona nel 1937 NEW £50

(Catalogue) Mostra di Antonio Stradivari. Palazzo Borromeo. Isola Bella. 1963 NEW £35

Gheroldi / Colombo: Varnishes and very curious secrets: Cremona, 1747 NEW £30

Amighetti Claudio: I Liutai Piemontesi del XVII e XVIII secolo NEW £25

(Catalogue) Stradivari e la Liutera Cremonese dall'U.R.S.S. Cremona NEW £25

Mosconi, Witten: Capolavori di Andrea Amati, Cremona NEW £25

Beare, Charles (Carlson, Bruce): Stradivari  the Cremona Exhibition of 1987 HB, dj   New 225

Beare, Charles (Carlson, Bruce): Stradivari  the Cremona Exhibition of 1987 de luxe leather New £950

Sadler/Ealing Strings: The Retford Centenary Exhibition HB many ill, New £70

Hamma,  Italian Violin Makers 1971 HB leather New £120

Azzolina , Umberto : Liuteria italiana dell'ottocento e del novecento New £120

Lütgendorff : Die Geigen und Lautenmacher vom Mittelalter bis Zur Gegenwart 1904  Sold

Retford, William C.: Bows and Bow Makers HB New £100

Millant, Roger: J. B. Vuillaume: Sa Vie et Son Ouvre by (His Life and Work) De Luxe New £325

Dilworth, John: Monographs on Antonio Stradivari: The ''Archinto'' Cello 1689 New £50

Lebet, Claude: ROMA & I SUOI LEUTARI ( Luthiers of Rome),2007 , in Italian and English  Sold

Roda, Joseph: Bows for Musical Instruments of the Violin Family, deluxe fully leather bound, slipcase 1959 New £600

Claude Lebet:  Dictionnaire Universel des Luthiers  Vol 3, 1985  New £120

Jalovec, Karel : Encyclopedia of Violin-Makers 2 Vol., 1986 New £150

Vatelot, Etienne : Les Archets Francais, 2 Vol. 1976 1.Ed. Sold

Senn, Walter & Roy, Karl. Jakob Stainer, Leben und Werk des Tiroler Meisters, 1617-1683.
Bochinsky 1988. out of print. The seminal work on this influential maker, Text mainly in German, many ill. NEW £250
Bonetti, Carlo and Daniel Draley : A Genealogy of the Amati Family of Violin Makers 1500-1740
The Maecenas Press,1989. Library edition £250
Bonetti, Carlo and Daniel Draley : A Genealogy of the Amati Family of Violin Makers 1500-1740
The Maecenas Press,1989, Very rare. limited edition, dark leather only 120 copies. £450
Dvorák , Antonín 100. 1841-1941. Prag  An anniversary publication: . £40

Henley, William. Universal Dictionary of Violin & Bow Makers, Vol. 1 - 5, 1959, leather bound in one volume. £250

Hill, William Henry The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family (1626 - 1762)  1980.Quarter-Leather. As New  £180

Jalovec, Karel :  Houslari Italie - Italian Violin Makers 1948  A very rare first edition, 20 issues  £150

Pilar Vladimir. & Sramek, F.  Umeni Houslaru - The Art of (Czech-) Violin-Makers  £180

Dennis Plowright (British violin maker):  Dictionary of British Violin and Bow Makers, 1994 £20

Doring, Ernest: The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers Chicago, Illinois: William Lewis & Son, 1949.  £220

Doring, Ernest W. : Violins & Violinists collection 1938 - 1960 + newsletters. Scarce £1700

Apian-Bennewitz, Paul Otto. Die Geige £60

Riemann Musik Lexikon 5 Vol. £60

Blume, F. (Ed.)  Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. hardback, leather (16 vols) £300

Altmann, Frank   Kurzgefaßtes Tonkünstler-Lexikon. 2 Teile in 3 Bänden.
Hard to find standard work, in German,   £100

Confalonieri  Giulio. Storia della musica, 2 Vols. £50


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