Stradivarius-Guarnerius del Gesù: Catalogue descriptif de leurs instruments, Les Amis de la Musique, Spa, 1994
"For forty years, he owned the 'Ames' Strad, an exceptionally fine 1734 example of the master's art. The 'Ames' was stolen from the director's office at Longy in 1981 following a recital Totenberg played to honour the retiring Wolfe Wolfinsohn."
Legacy of Experience, James Forrest, The Strad, July, 1987, London
Recovered in 2015. It is believed that the violin was stolen by Phillip Johnson and hidden from public view for over 35 years.
A Rarity Reclaimed: Stolen Stradivarius Recovered After 35 Years