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Stradivari Varnish: Scientific Analysis of his<br />Finishing Technique on Selected Instruments Antonius Stradivarius The Conservation, Restoration, and Repair of<br />Stringed Instruments and Their Bows, Vol I-III Andrea Amati Opera Omnia: I violini del Re L’Archet: Les Archetiers Français The Bowmakers of The Peccatte Family The British Violin: 400 Years of<br />Violin Making in the British Isles Carlo Bergonzi: Alla scoperta di un grande Maestro Conoscere La Liuteria: Capolavori inediti<br />dall'Archivio Lucci-Marchini.  Vol. 1: Campania e<br />Lazio. Conoscere La Liuteria: Capolavori inediti dall'Archivio<br />Lucci-Marchini. Vol. 2: Lombardia e Piemonte. Il Conte Cozio di Salabue: Liuteria<br />e Collezionismo in Piemonte Cremona 1730-1750: nell’Olimpo della liuteria Cremonese Violinmakers of the Late 20th Century: A<br />Profile of 26 Contemporary Cremonese Makers il DNA degli Amati: Una<br />dinastia di liutai a Cremona La famiglia Guarneri e le copie italiane del '900 Celeste Farotti: Ritratto di un liutaio Four Centuries of Violin-Making: Fine<br />Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive G. B. Guadagnini e gli interpreti del Novecento Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù La Grande Liuteria Italiana: 84<br />Capolavori di Liuteria Moderna Harry Wahl's Violins How Many Strads? Jean Pierre Marie Persoit: His Life and Work The Late Cremonese Violin Makers Liuteria Moderna in Emilia-Romagna Liuteria Italiana en la Argentina Liuteria Italiana Vol. I Liuteria Italiana Vol. II Liuteria Italiana Vol. III Liuteria Italiana Vol. IV La Liuteria Lombarda del '900 Liuteria Piemontese: Annibale Fagnola, Annibalotto<br />Fagnola, Stefano Vittorio Fasciolo, Riccardo Genovese A Living Legacy: Historic Stringed<br />Instruments at The Juilliard  School Memoirs of a Violin Collector Mr. Black's Violins: The Extraordinary<br />Obsession of Gerald Segelman Otello Bignami: Liutaio in Bologna La Pochette du Maitre à Danser Roma & I Suoi Liutari Stefano Scarampella The Stradivari Legacy Il Suono di Bologna: Da Raffaele Fiorini<br />ai grandi maestri del Novecento Tourte le Jeune: London Exhibition Tre Secoli di Liuteria Italiana Violin Making in Scotland 1750-1950 The Voller Brothers Les Tresors de la Lutherie Française du XIXe Gand - Pajeot, a letter of instruction The Violin Masterpieces of Guarneri del Gesù The Red Book The Essential Guide to Bows of the Violin Family The Meisel Family, Violinmakers Liuteria Italiana da Scoprire Joannes Baptista Guadagnini fecit Parmae<br />ferviens: Celsitudinis Suae Realis Tarisio: The Moennig Collection, June 2010 Tarisio: October 2008, New York and London Tarisio: May 2008, New York Tarisio: March 2008, London Tarisio: October 2007, New York Tarisio: May 2007, New York Tarisio: February 2007, London Tarisio: October 2006, New York Tarisio: May 2006, New York Tarisio: October 2005, London Tarisio: May 2005, New York Tarisio: October 2004, New York Tarisio: May 2004, New York Tarisio: October 2003, New York Tarisio: The Stern Collection, May 2003 Tarisio: October 2002, New York Tarisio: May 2001, New York Tarisio: May 2002, New York Classical Violin Makers of the<br />Italian Peninsula 1505-1860 Post-Classical Violin Makers of the<br />Italian Peninsula 1860-1990 Pair of Posters: Classical and Post-Classical Violin<br />Makers of the Italian Peninsula 1505-1990
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Stradivari Varnish: Scientific Analysis of his Finishing Technique on Selected Instruments

Brigitte Brandmair, Stefan-Peter Greiner

A New Addition to the Bookstore
This outstanding project was realised by Brigitte Brandmair and Peter-Stefan Greiner. It was greatly supported by violin dealers and experts, directors and curators of various instrument collections, private instrument owners as well as participating scientific institutions.

The book is arranged in three sections. 
The research results of Brandmair and Greiner are presented in this book in the articles “The Build-up of Layers in Stradivari’s Varnish” by Stefan-Peter Greiner (41 pages) and “Foundations of Classical Cremonese Violin Varnishes” by Brigitte Brandmair (91 pages).
The third section presents a pictures circle of 219 pages. Displayed are twenty-one outstanding instruments expertly photographed by the photographer Jan Röhrmann. They are presented in chronological order to provide a representative cross-section of Antonio Stradivari's work, whereas the first instrument is a Nicolò Amati and the last one a Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù. The instruments are documented in daylight and UV radiation from life size till magnifications up to 1000x.
Each instrument is preceded by a short introductory description written by experts as Eric Blot (Cremona), Dr Rudolf Hopfner (Vienna), John Dilworth, David Rattray (London) and Dott. Gabriele Rossi-Rognoni (Florence). Many of these instruments have not been documented in the past decades and under no circumstances in this quality. 
All texts are written in English and German. 
The book in sum is a unique documentation of scientific varnish research. It will provide, especially due to its vividness, diligence and clear structured presentation, great inspiration and will become an essential accompanist of your daily work. 


Hardcover, 387 pp, 42.9 x 30.5cm
English and German
Brigitte Brandmair, Stefan-Peter Greiner 2010

Price: $499
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Antonius Stradivarius

Jan Roehrmann, Jost Thone

A New Addition to the Bookstore
A collection of instruments crafted by the legendary Antonio Stradivari fully researched, compiled, and photographed in such a high quality has never been published before. Features 148 well-certified instruments. Contains the history of every featured instrument, thoroughly researched and carefully written by Alessandra Barabaschi, alongside comprehensive essays by the distinguished experts Florian Leonhard, Simon Morris, director of J. & A. Beare Ltd, and Carlo Chiesa.

Hardcover, 4 volumes, 1200 pp, 32 x 45 cm
English
Jan Roehrmann, Jost Thone 2010

Price: $2,795
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The Conservation, Restoration, and Repair of Stringed Instruments and Their Bows, Vol I-III

Edited by Tom Wilder

A New Addition to the Bookstore
This landmark publication includes 150 articles dedicated to the theory and craft of preserving stringed instruments and bows by 121 of the field’s leading craftspeople, scholars, and conservators. It emphasizes conservation-minded techniques for both violins and bows, and presents alternative approaches for the same repair. The articles are generously illustrated with photographs and technical drawings. Complex processes are broken down into simple steps, and all of the tools and materials required are listed. Terminology and systems of measurement are standardized throughout the work and a multi-lingual concordance of technical terms is provided. The work’s attention to documentation argues for a significant transformation of current attitudes and approaches to our cultural heritage, and a documentation CD-ROM with editable forms and measurements diagrams is included. Profits from the sale of the book will support IPCI research, reforestation, and educational activities. See full details at www.ipci-canada.org

Hardcover, 3 Volumes, 1600 pp, Documentation CD-ROM; 23 x 29 cm
English, with French, German, Italian terminology concordance
IPCI - Canada Montreal, Canada 2010

Price: $1,395
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Andrea Amati Opera Omnia: I violini del Re

Edited by Fausto Cacciatori

The accompanying catalog to the 2007 Cremona exhibition of the same title, this work contains important historical information on one of the first major violin makers and the founder of the most important dynasty ever. Understanding the social context of instruments in the violin family has never been more accessible thanks to the informative articles that precede an exceptional tour of the decorated Amati instruments of the 16th and early 17th centuries.

Softcover; 253pp; 25 x 31 cm
English and Italian.
Fondazione Stradivari Cremona 2007

Price: $120
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L’Archet: Les Archetiers Français

Bernard Millant, Jean-François Raffin, Bernard Gaudfroy and Loïc Le Canu

L'Archet is a comprehensive encyclopedia of French bow makers that brings together years of research in three expansive volumes, telling you everything you need to know about the lives and work of these craftsmen, their brands and the characteristics of their bows. The authors consider 116 bow makers in great detail. The characteristics of their style and even the subtleties of their technique - metalwork, finishing methods, structural elements - are all discussed. The quality and depth of detail offered by the photographs is outstanding. The authors also take you deep within the bow, with numerous angled images of heads, buttons and frogs, both on and off the stick, that reveal to the reader the working practices of each maker analyzed.

Hardcover, 3 Volumes; 25 x 32 cm
English, German and French.
L'Archet Editions Paris 2000

Price: $2,400
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The Bowmakers of The Peccatte Family

Paul Childs

The key reference work on this exalted but controversial family of makers. Contains treatises on Dominique, Charles and François with many photographic examples. There are also tributes from Elmar Oliviera, Ruggiero Ricci, Arnold Steinhardt, Isaac Stern, Jean-Jacques and Bernard Millant, and Paul Martin Siefried, with a foreword by Etienne Vatelot. An essential volume for bow collectors, dealers and players of fine bows.

Hardcover; 286pp; 22 x 29 cm
English and French.
Magic Bow United States 1996

Price: $250
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The British Violin: 400 Years of Violin Making in the British Isles

Tim Baker, John Dilworth and Andrew Fairfax

This book is the complete catalog of an exhibition organized by the British Violin Making Association at London's Royal Academy of Music in April 1998. It covers the history of British making from the 16th century to the present day. Biographical information about over 70 makers is included, as well as descriptions and high quality photographs of all the instruments and bows exhibited. The book covers historical and scientific ground and offers a level of detail about the makers never before published.

Hardcover with slipcase; 416pp; 25 x 33 cm
English.
British Violin Making Association 2000 & 2003 United Kingdom 2000

Price: $300
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Carlo Bergonzi: Alla scoperta di un grande Maestro

Christopher Reuning

The accompanying catalog to the memorable 2010 Cremona exhibition of the same title. A crucial link in the chain of Cremonese masters, yet previously neglected by violin historians, Carlo Bergonzi finally receives the spotlight in this long-overdue book. It covers his life and his most intriguing works, with contributions from Carlo Chiesa and Duane Rosengard, and forewords by Paolo Bodini and Charles Beare.

Hardcover; 237pp; 25 x 34 cm
English and Italian.
Fondazione Stradivari Cremona 1998

Price: $160
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Conoscere La Liuteria: Capolavori inediti dall'Archivio Lucci-Marchini. Vol. 1: Campania e Lazio.

Raffaella Lucci and Rodolfo Marchini

Volume one of a two-volume set, this book originated from a scrupulously documented and photographed family archive, the Lucci-Marchini Fund. This first volume examines the Lazio and Campania region and presents 45 remarkable instruments of the most important Roman and Neapolitan masters, including Sacconi, Sannino, Postiglione and Pistucci, among others. Life-size photographic detail, as well as comparative tables of heads, sound-holes, side-views, information about brands, measurements, and internal details make this book a vital resource for collectors, violin makers, and scholars.

Hardcover with slipcase; 254pp; 24 x 34 cm
English and Italian.
Edizioni Il Salabue Torino 2006

Price: $420
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Conoscere La Liuteria: Capolavori inediti dall'Archivio Lucci-Marchini. Vol. 2: Lombardia e Piemonte.

Raffaella Lucci and Rodolfo Marchini

Volume two of this in-depth exploration of the Lucchi-Marchini archive focuses on the makers of Lombardy and Piemonte. Included are detailed photos of the labels and brands of Scarampella, Garimberti and Guerra, among others, and historical documents chronicling the work of these makers that the authors acquired through over 50 years of service to innumerable musicians, dealers, collectors and enthusiasts. Numerous tables of measurements and over 200 richly photographed examples make this a worthy resource in the study of makers of the region.

Hardcover with slipcase; 320 pp; 24 x 34 cm
English and Italian.
Edizioni Il Salabue Torino 2006

Price: $450
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Il Conte Cozio di Salabue: Liuteria e Collezionismo in Piemonte

Giovanni Accornero, Ivan Epicoco and Eraldo Guerci

The book presents the results of a unique exhibition that boasted an absolute wealth of instruments: for the first time, three centuries of violin making are reviewed in full, through 55 instruments of the Piedmontese School, including some very rare specimens.

Hardcover; 168pp; 24 x 32 cm
English and Italian.
Edizioni Il Salabue Torino 2005

Price: $245
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Cremona 1730-1750: nell’Olimpo della liuteria

Edited by Christopher Reuning

The accompanying catalog to the 2008 Cremona exhibition of the same title. Giovanni Vigo, Carlo Chiesa, Duane Rosengard and Andrew Ryan contribute technical, social, and familial histories to paint a fascinating picture of these tumultuous and important years during which the three families of Stradivari, Guarneri, and Bergonzi were at remarkably different phases of their respective dynasties. High-quality photographs illustrate instructive examples accompanied by technical measurements.

Hardcover; 237pp; 25 x 34 cm
English and Italian.
Fondazione Stradivari Cremona 2008

Price: $135
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Cremonese Violinmakers of the Late 20th Century: A Profile of 26 Contemporary Cremonese Makers

Yasuno Toshitake

This book examines the makers of contemporary Cremona. The first part features the 20th century school: Ornati, Sacconi, Sgarabotto, Garimberti, and the Bissolotti and Morassi families. The central part introduces 27 fine contemporary violin makers. For each maker there is a biography and photographs of their workshop, plus detailed instrument photographs.

Hardcover; 190pp; 24 x 35 cm
English.
Edizione Novecento Cremona 2000

Price: $240
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il DNA degli Amati: Una dinastia di liutai a Cremona

Edited by Fausto Cacciatori, Bruce Carlson and Carlo Chiesa

The accompanying catalog to the 2006 Cremona exhibition of the same title. The "Stauffer" viola and "Hammerle" violin receive special scientific and technical analysis in this volume in addition to a wide array of instrument photographs and articles on the Amati family. A useful reference for the Cremonese enthusiast.

Softcover; 221pp; 22 x 32 cm
English and Italian.
Fondazione Stradivari Cremona 2006

Price: $90
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La famiglia Guarneri e le copie italiane del '900

Artemio Versari

To grasp the importance of the name Guarneri in the history of violin making, it might suffice to think how many instruments by the great masters of this family have been used as models by entire generations of makers, right up to the present day. This book focuses on this aspect of the Guarneri influence, enabling readers to compare the original instruments with 19 violins made to the Guarneri model, each by a different violinmaker representing the various Italian schools.

Softcover; 68pp; 24 x 32 cm
English and Italian.
Silvana Editoriale Milan 2002

Price: $105
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Celeste Farotti: Ritratto di un liutaio

Giovanni Iviglia

This portait of the modern Milanese maker is a reprint and English translation of the original 1953 monograph. The book includes an introduction with the history of Farotti's life and work with detailed illustrations of his labels, tables of measurements, and black and white photos of his Grancino, Guadagnini, Nicolo Gagliano and Rocca models.

Softcover; 71 pp; 24 x 32 cm
English and Italian.
Eric Blot Edizione Cremona 2000

Price: $80
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Four Centuries of Violin-Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive

Tim Ingles and John Dilworth

A book published by Cozio Publishing in collaboration with Sotheby's featuring highlights of Sotheby's auctions from the past 40 years. More than 70 violinmakers and 235 instruments are featured in this beautiful and carefully crafted book.

Hardcover with slipcase; 640pp; 25 x 34 cm
English.
Cozio Publishing Boston 2006

Price: $235
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G. B. Guadagnini e gli interpreti del Novecento

Giovanni Accornero, Ivan Epicoco and Eraldo Guerci

A new work from Edizioni Il Salabue containing much that will be of undoubted interest for violin makers, collectors, dealers and enthusiasts. In this book, which supplements the contributions and monographs currently available, Guadagnini's forms and styles are interpreted by contemporary makers to provide a fascinating study of the master's lasting impression on violinmaking.

Hardcover; 240pp; 24 x 34 cm
English and Italian.
Edizioni Il Salabue Torino 2008

Price: $345
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Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù

C. Chiesa, J. Dilworth, R. Hargrave, P. Klein, S. Pollens, D. Rosengard, E. Wen

This imposing tome represents a major contribution to violin literature. The project was a natural extension of the 1994 exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, which expert Peter Biddulph organized and sponsored. The first volume features a tour of del Gesu's output through his working life in 125 pages of life-size color photographs. The second volume features measurements and patterns essential to luthiers as models to copy or inspiration from which to depart.

Hardcover, 2 Volumes; 340pp; 31 x 46 cm
English.
Peter Biddulph London 1998

Price: $620
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La Grande Liuteria Italiana: 84 Capolavori di Liuteria Moderna

Artemio Versari

The instruments in this survey of the past two centuries of fine Italian making are presented according to region. Each one is photographed at original size. The book contains a preface by Dmitry Gindin and Florian Leonhard, and the text is introduced through an interview of Artemio Versari by Antonio Moccia.

Hardcover; 264pp; 32 x 44 cm
English and Italian.
Edizione Novecento Cremona 2009

Price: $450
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Harry Wahl's Violins

Maija-Stiina Roine

An invaluable source of information about this 20th century Finnish sailor and businessman whose extraordinary collection of instruments was suddenly dispersed in the wake of WWII. Wahl's daughter translated this dramatic account of Wahl's life and the rescue of his collection, which first appeared in a self-published edition in 2007. A complete listing of Wahl's collection and 30 full-color photographs, including striking examples by Amati, Montagnana, Stradivari and Goffriller accompany this definitive resource on this famous collector.

Hardcover; 108pp; 20 x 29 cm
English.
Cozio Publishing Boston 2011

Price: $145
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How Many Strads?

Ernest N. Doring

An updated reprint of this classic resource on one of the great masters of violin making. This new version reproduces Doring's original text from 1945 in a larger format for easier reading. Included alongside a complete history of Stradivari's stylistic evolution is a complete listing of extant examples with approximate dates of production.

Hardcover; 464 pp; 24 x 32 cm
English.
Bein & Fushi Chicago 1999

Price: $100
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Jean Pierre Marie Persoit: His Life and Work

Paul Childs

A reprint and update of the first edition of this work. It includes previously unpublished biographical information about this great bowmaker.

Hardcover; 286pp; 22 x 29 cm
English and French.
Magic Bow United States 2003

Price: $135
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The Late Cremonese Violin Makers

Dmitry Gindin with the collaboration of Duane Rosengard

This book focuses on the Cremonese violin makers in the 150 years following the Golden Age, with important historical data and a descriptive analysis of the work of each featured maker.

Hardcover with slipcase; 322pp; 25 x 34 cm
English and Italian.
Edizione Novecento Cremona 2002

Price: $450
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Liuteria Moderna in Emilia-Romagna

Artemio Versari

This work presents a total of 91 instruments by 70 makers, with biographical notes for each maker and technical data for each instrument. This effective synthesis of information guides the reader through the historical context of violin making in Emilia-Romagna.

Hardcover with slipcase, sewn binding; 300pp; 24 x 34 cm
English and Italian.
Edizioni Il Salabue Torino 2003

Price: $350
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Liuteria Italiana en la Argentina

Pablo Saravì

An interesting book dedicated to the Italian violin makers who emigrated to Argentina over the last two centuries, this survey explains the reasons behind the emigration and the influence Italians had on music in Argentina. The volume contains biographies of the most important violin makers who worked in Argentina, with photographs of at least one instrument by each maker.

Hardcover; 137pp; 25 x 33 cm
English and Italian.
Eric Blot Edizioni Cremona 2002

Price: $120
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Liuteria Italiana Vol. I

Eric Blot

The first in Eric Blot's series on Italian violin making of the 19th and 20th centuries. Essential for members of the trade, luthiers and enthusiasts, it presents a wide range of makers from the Emilia Romagna region in an accessible and consistent format. Featured makers include Raffaele Fiorini, Augusto and Gaetano Pollastri, Otello Bignami, Giuseppe Fiorini, Ansaldo Poggi, Carlo Carletti, Ettore Soffritti, Anselmo Gotti, Gaetano Sgarabotto and Marino Capicchioni, as well as many less well-known makers.

Hardcover; 262pp; 24 x 33 cm
English and Italian.
Eric Blot Edizioni Cremona 2003

Price: $330
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Liuteria Italiana Vol. II

Eric Blot

The second of Eric Blot's series on Italian violin making of the 19th and 20th centuries. This volume features makers from the Lombardia e Veneto region, including the Cerutis, Bisiachs and Antoniazzis, Giuseppe Ornati, Ferdinando Garimberti, Stefano Scarampella and Gaetano Gadda.

Hardcover; 335pp; 24 x 33 cm
English and Italian.
Editrice Turris Cremona 1995

Price: $375
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Liuteria Italiana Vol. III

Eric Blot and Alberto Giordano

Eric Blot's series of books on 19th and 20th century Italian violin making are an invaluable tool for violin students and experts alike. This volume details the violin makers of Liguria, including Ludovico Rastelli, Nicolò Bianchi, Eugenio Praga, Erminio Montefiori, Enrico Rocca, Cesare and Oreste Candi, Paolo De Barbieri, Giuseppe Lecchi, Lorenzo Bellafontana, Andrea Cortese, Giovanni Battista Gaibisso and Giuseppe Castagnino.

Hardcover; 211pp; 24 x 33 cm
English and Italian.
Edition Turris Cremona 1997

Price: $330
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Liuteria Italiana Vol. IV

Eric Blot

This long-awaited volume is the fourth in Eric Blot's series of works on the makers of 19th and 20th century Italy and is the result of lengthy research in the archives of Piedmont and its surrounding areas. Full of previously unpublished data, it greatly enriches our understanding of the makers in this area.

Hardcover; 413pp; 24 x 33 cm
English and Italian.
Eric Blot Edizioni Cremona 2001

Price: $475
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La Liuteria Lombarda del '900

Edited by Roberto Codazzi and Cinzia Manfredini

This catalog illustrates 54 works exhibited in the 2002 exposition presenting a history of the 20th century Lombardy school. Full-color photos and descriptions of instruments in the exhibition, including works by the Antoniazzis and Bisiachs and their followers, accompany black and white photos of these makers and comprehensive essays on the revival of violin making in Cremona in the 20th century.

Softcover; 191pp; 25 x 31 cm
English and Italian.
Consorzio Liutai & Archettai Cremona 2002

Price: $80
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Liuteria Piemontese: Annibale Fagnola, Annibalotto Fagnola, Stefano Vittorio Fasciolo, Riccardo Genovese

Giovanni Accornero, Ivan Epicoco and Eraldo Guerci

Fagnola created his own unmistakable style, reconciling his undoubted skill and artistic sensitivity with his fondness for the great names of violinmaking, and at the same time introducing innovation into the Piedmontese tradition. His was an entirely personal interpretation of the works of the great 18th and 19th century masters, Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Giovanni Francesco Pressenda and Giuseppe Rocca.

Hardcover with slipcase, sewn binding; 256pp; 24 x 34 cm
English.
Edizioni Il Salabue Torino 1999

Price: $250
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A Living Legacy: Historic Stringed Instruments at The Juilliard School

Lisa B. Robinson

Created on the occasion of the Juilliard School's 100th anniversary in 2005, this book offers an unprecedented look at Juilliard's extraordinary stringed instrument collection. Assembled over the course of the last century through generous gifts of instruments and funds to the school, the collection is vividly represented by photographic and narrative accounts of 25 instruments (and three bows) of particular historical interest. There are works by such illustrious makers as Amati, Bergonzi, Guadagnini, Guarneri, Stradivari and others, as well as reproductions of historical documents and an annotated list of other instruments and bows. Among the featured instruments are a Stradivari violin that once belonged to a Russian czar and was later owned by Avery Fisher, a Guarneri del Gesù violin played by a member of the Viennese quartet that premiered many of Beethoven's and Schubert's works, and a Stradivari cello previously owned by Hugo Becker, head of the Berlin Hochschule für Musik.

Hardcover; 96pp; 23 x 31 cm
English.
Amadeus Press United States 2006

Price: $60
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Memoirs of a Violin Collector

Brandon Frazier

Brandon Frazier and others have collaborated to produce a rare opportunity to gaze into the thoughts of Count Cozio di Salabue, arguably the world's first and finest collector. It publishes the count's memoirs, correspondence and explicit notes taken from his handwritten manuscript now held in the Biblioteca Statale di Cremona. Much of the material has never previously been published in either English or contemporary Italian.

Hardcover; 649pp; 22 x 29 cm
English and Italian.
Brandon Frazier United States 2007

Price: $225
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Mr. Black's Violins: The Extraordinary Obsession of Gerald Segelman

Andrew Hooker

A fascinating account and illustration of the life and collection of Gerald Segelman, a wealthy English recluse known even among fellow insiders on the London violin scene as "Mr. Black." Over 40 sumptuously photographed examples from Segelman's collection with richly detailed descriptions and measurements chronicle his acquisitions of historic proportions. Included are examples by Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù, Nicolò Amati, Pietro Guarneri ‘of Venice’, Vuillaume, Storioni, and many other makers.

Hardcover with slipcase; 216 pp; 24 x 32 cm
English.
Cozio Publishing Boston 2009

Price: $225
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Otello Bignami: Liutaio in Bologna

William Bignami

A complete monograph of the important Bolognese violinmaker Otello Bignami, a student of Gaetano Pollastri. This book traces his career and style through photographs.

Hardcover; 160pp; 23 x 32 cm
English and Italian.
William Bignami Cremona 2002

Price: $135
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La Pochette du Maitre à Danser

Claude Lebet

A definitive reference in the history of the pochette, or dancing master's kit, the smallest bowed string instrument. This limited edition text examines the varied history of the pochette--from curiosity to miniature masterpiece--with full-color photos of diverse historical examples, models and drawings, and illustrations of the pochette depicted in paintings of the period.

Hardcover; 144pp: 24 x 34 cm
English, French and Italian.
Amati Trading LLC, Amati Books Hasbrouck Heights 2007

Price: $170
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Roma & I Suoi Liutari

Claude Lebet

An astonishingly in-depth report by a leading expert on the instrument-making activities of a historically important city. The book is separated into three parts: social context, important luthiers and their work, and reference appendices, charts and diagrams. Over 310 color illustrations.

Hardcover; 443pp; 24 x 34 cm
English and Italian.
Amati Trading LLC, Amati Books Hasbrouck Heights 2007

Price: $300
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Stefano Scarampella

Eric Blot

This book is the catalog of the exhibition that took place in Brescia in 2002. It is an independent reference tool, as it reproduces even more instruments than appeared in the exhibition. It aims to show what has been reconstructed so far about the life and work of the Scarampellas, with a special focus on Stefano, now considered the most inventive personality of the family. The book also features the violinist Antonio Bazzini, who lived and performed in Brescia at the time of Scarampella. It describes the lives and works of other members of the Scarampella family and includes an analysis of letters written by the two brothers (kept in a collection in Brescia) with new information on the life of Giuseppe. Featured in the book are 5 instruments by Giuseppe Scarampella, 20 by Stefano Scarampella, four by Gaetano Gadda, one by Antonio Pivetta and one by Gaetano Dionelli.

Softcover; 143pp; 25 x 33 cm
English and Italian.
Eric Blot Edizioni Cremona 2002

Price: $105
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The Stradivari Legacy

Carlo Chiesa and Duane Rosengard

This is a fine introduction to the life of Antonio Stradivari, the Stradivari family and the Stradivari succession, as well as the Marquis Carbonelli, his instrument collection and the Carbonelli Inventory.

Hardcover with slipcase; 148pp; 25 x 33 cm
English and Italian.
Peter Biddulph London 1998

Price: $150
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Il Suono di Bologna: Da Raffaele Fiorini ai grandi maestri del Novecento

Cassa di Risparmio Foundation in Bologna san Giorgio in Poggiale

An examination of violinmaking in Bologna through the most important masters of the 19th and 20th centuries, this book is richly illustrated with comparative photographs and documentation for each maker. It also provides a genealogy diagram and a panorama of modern Bolognese violin making showing influences and relationships.

Hardcover with slipcase; 132 pp; 25 x 34 cm
English, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.
Edizione Novecento and Florenus Edizioni Cremona 2002

Price: $120
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Tourte le Jeune: London Exhibition

Paul Childs

The accompanying catalog to the London 2008 exhibition of the same name. Thirty-five diverse examples from the maker are followed by modern replicas by a veritable "who's who" of contemporary bow makers. A fantastic book for the collection of any bow enthusiast on a maker whose scarcity and value only seem to increase.

Hardcover; 55pp; 22 x 19 cm
English.
Paul Childs (Magic Bow Publishing) Montrose 2008

Price: $100
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Tre Secoli di Liuteria Italiana

Artemio Versari

An illustration of the 2003 exhibition held in Rimini, this volume presents a panorama of instruments made by some of the most important and representative violin makers working during three centuries of Italian violin making, from Amati to Pollastri. Brief maker histories accompany over 20 full-color photos of notable examples by Testore and Pressenda, among many others, and detailed descriptions include measurements and woods used in construction.

Softcover; 72pp; 24 x 32 cm
English and Italian.
Edizioni Il Salabue Torino 2003

Price: $105
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Violin Making in Scotland 1750-1950

David Rattray

An often forgotten region of violinmaking, Scotland nevertheless produced the likes of Thomas and Matthew Hardie, David Stirrat and James Briggs. This book is an important volume to complement other books on British instruments. Organized geographically, it provides useful photographs of exemplary makers and short biographical information on others.

Hardcover; 208pp; 24 x 32 cm
English.
British Violin Making Association United Kingdom 2006

Price: $120
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The Voller Brothers

John Dilworth, Andrew Fairfax and John Milnes

The definitive biography of these fascinating Victorian violin makers, who were also infamous copyists. This elegant volume features color illustrations of 22 instruments and a detailed discussion of the brothers’ working methods.

Hardcover with slipcase; 112pp; 25 x 34 cm
English.
British Violin Making Association United Kingdom 2006

Price: $155
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Les Tresors de la Lutherie Française du XIXe

Philippe Bodart, Serge Boyer, Sylvie Masson and Jean Louis Prochasson

This book focuses on the most famous and prestigious makers of the French School of violin making during the 19th century. From the Lupot family to Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, the Bernardel and the Gand Family, you will find in this volume life-sized photographs and full biographies of fifty luthiers who marked this century. A complete chronology will help you understand the evolution of this school and the collaboration from Mirecourt to Paris workshops. This limited edition of 2000 copies offers a total of 170 color photographs and 80 five color pages.

Hardcover, 88pp, 25.5 x 38.5 cm
French and English
Probomabo Paris 1993

Price: $250
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Gand - Pajeot, a letter of instruction

Sidney Bowden

Hard cover; 111 pp; 25.4 x 19.3 cm
French and English
Morel & Gradoux-Matt New York 2000

Price: $50
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The Violin Masterpieces of Guarneri del Gesù

Peter Biddulph

The catalog of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art commemorating the 250th anniversary of the maker's death.

Softcover; 71pp; 27.9 x 21.6 cm
English
Peter Biddulph London 1994

Price: $20
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The Red Book

Donald M. Cohen

THE RED BOOK is the only comprehensive public record of auction prices paid for violin-family instruments and bows. It features worldwide sale results from the major auction houses of Austria, England, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States from 1997 to 2012 and contains almost 24,000 auction sales representing the works of more than 4,300 instrument makers. The sales are listed alphabetically by maker, sub grouped by instruments, and arranged chronologically by sales dates. Prices are given in U.S. dollars, British pounds and the Euro. It has an easy-to-read format and a helpful “Trade Secrets” appendix. Perfect bound for beauty and durability.

Soft cover; 477 pp
English
Donald M. Cohen, LLC Alexandria, VA 2012

Price: $100
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The Essential Guide to Bows of the Violin Family

Gabriel Schaff

Topics include: History & Evolution The Tourte Bow & The French School German & English Schools of Bow Making People, places & things: deciphering the details Shopping for a Bow and Auditioning Bows Common-sense Care for New & Old Bows Featuring 13 new interviews with luminaries, including Aaron Rosand, Elmar Oliveira, Paul Childs, Arnold Steinhardt, Robert Ames, Wendy Warner, Zuill Bailey, Henryk Kaston. Hardbound and illustrated throughout with 160 images. This quality book is designed to lie flat on a music stand, fit in most violin cases.


English
2009

Price: $70
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The Meisel Family, Violinmakers

K. Lothar Meisel with Betty Vos

Early in 1949 at the age of only nineteen, a violinmaker who had just passed his apprenticeship examination made the dangerous journey from his Klingenthal home in East Germany’s Music Corner to the West and to freedom. His name was Lothar Meisel, and in his veins flowed the blood of eight previous generations of Meisel family violinmakers who had passed the craft from father to son for nearly three centuries. Eventually Lothar came to settle in the United States in southern Minnesota, where he has continued to create and repair violins to the present day. The history of all nine generations of Meisel family violinmakers is chronicled in this upcoming September 2007 release from Singing River Publications of Ely, Minnesota. The book opens with an account of Lothar’s decision to leave and his escape from East Germany. Subsequent chapters follow the life, times and instrument production of each of the nine makers, beginning with Johann Meisel in 1660. Detailed photographs of violins from all but the first maker are provided, along with thorough descriptions of each of the featured violins. Violins, violas and cellos made by Lothar Meisel and his family are on display in the United States at the National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institution) in Washington, D.C, and the National Music Museum in Vermilion, South Dakota; and in Germany at the Klingenthal Museum, Vogtland, Saxony. Stringed instrument aficionados, museums and interested readers throughout the world will wish to add this book to their collection. Readers throughout the world will find this historical contribution in English, German and French well worth the investment.

Hardcover; 269pp; 23.5 x 31.5 cm
English, German, French and Italian.
Singing River Publications, Inc. Minnesota, USA 2007

Price: $80
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Liuteria Italiana da Scoprire

Artemio Versari

250 examples of modern violin making

Hardcover with slipcase; 276pp; 25.5 x 35.5 cm
English and Italian.
Edizioni Novecento Cremona 2012

Price: $340
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Joannes Baptista Guadagnini fecit Parmae ferviens: Celsitudinis Suae Realis

Edited by Andrea Zanrè

A New Addition to the Bookstore
Following the important 2011 exhibition at the Parma Galleria Nazionale celebrating the 300th anniversary of Giovanni Battista Guadagnini’s birth, Scrollavezza & Zanrè issues a major publication dedicated to the instruments on display. Twenty-four violins, violas and cellos, some of the finest examples of Guadagnini’s production, trace back the phases of the great maker’s career: starting from his first steps in Piacenza, his stay in Milano, the important period of Parma and his later years in Torino. Beautifully photographed by Jan Röhrmann, Tucker Densley and Giorgio Movilli, the instruments are illustrated life sized, permitting experts and enthusiasts to appreciate all the details and subtleties of Guadagnini’s working methods and style. The publication is enriched with historical and technical essays written by world renowned experts, with contributions by Carlo Chiesa, Philip Kass, Giuseppe Martini, Brigitte Brandmair and Terry Borman.

Clothbound Hardcover with slipcase, 240 pp, 45.7 x 32.5 cm. Includes two cello posters in back.
English
Elisa Scrollavezza & Andrea Zanrè 2012

Price: $460

Tarisio: The Moennig Collection, June 2010

The full printed catalog of our special commemorative sale. This catalog features 98 pages of full color photographs and complete listings. Additional photos from the firm’s 100 year history adorn the introduction text, and Philip J. Kass contributes the foreword. An essential volume for the serious collector. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 88pp
English.
New York 2010

Price: $15

Tarisio: October 2008, New York and London

Our catalog for the sale which ended on October 22, 23, and 31. Almost 500 lots were viewed in Cremona, London, New York, and Boston by makers such as Gobetti, Rocca, Grancino, Deconet. This sale also featured the prestigious Amaryllis Fleming Stradivarius Cello of 1717. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 152pp
English.
New York, London 2008

Price: $15

Tarisio: May 2008, New York

This catalog features instruments by Oddone, Sannino, Gabrielli, Vuillaume, Schwartz. Bows by Simon, Peccatte, Sartory. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 92pp
English.
New York, London 2008

Price: $15

Tarisio: March 2008, London

This catalog features instruments by Balestrieri, Zanotti, Testore, Mezzadri, Landolfi, Fiorini, Postiglione, Contino, Pistucci, Pedrazzini and more... *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 56pp
English.
London 2008

Price: $15

Tarisio: October 2007, New York

This catalog's highlights include instruments by Camilli, Guarneri, Storioni, Rogeri, Gagliano, Mezzadri, Vuillaume etc. and bows by Peccatte, Lupot, Pajeot, Maire, Simon and more. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 104pp
English.
New York 2007

Price: $15

Tarisio: May 2007, New York

This catalog's highlights include instruments by G.B. Rogeri, G.B. Ceruti, Balestrieri, F. Gagliano, Fagnola, Mori Costa, G. Antoniazzi, Voller Brothers, etc. and bows by Lupot, Eury, Maire, Simon, Adam, Sartory, Schwartz and more. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 84pp
English.
New York 2007

Price: $15

Tarisio: February 2007, London

This catalog's highlights from our premiere London sale. Instruments by Amati, Storioni, Pressenda, Deconet, Vuillaume, Fagnola. Bows by Tourte, Lupot, Simon, LaFleur, Pajeot and more. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 64pp
English.
London 2007

Price: $15

Tarisio: October 2006, New York

This catalog's highlights include instruments by Guarneri, Amati, Ruggeri, Landolphi, Gagliano, Vuillaume, Postiglione, Banks, Cuypers, Degani, Bisiach, Becker, Cappicchioni, Pique and bows by Tourte, Peccatte, Lupot, Pajeot, Simon, Henry, Vigneron, Maline, Voirin, Lamy and more. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 96pp
English.
2006

Price: $15

Tarisio: May 2006, New York

This catalog's highlights include instruments by Camilli, Guadagnini, Platner, Landolphi, Gagliano, Testore, Gragnani, Fagnola, Garimberti, Blanchi, Ornati, Fiorini, Sannino, Pallotta, Forster and bows by Pajeot, Persoit, Henry, Peccatte, Sartory, Maire, Lamy, Maline, Tubbs, Hill. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 92pp
English.
2006

Price: $15

Tarisio: October 2005, London

Catalogue celebrating our first viewing in London. Violins by Guadagnini, Omobono Stradivari The "Sammons", Hieronymus Amati II, Grancino, Testore, Antoniazzi, Pedrazinni. Cellos by Tecchler, Testore, Betts. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 52pp
English.
2005

Price: $15

Tarisio: May 2005, New York

This catalog features cellos by Hieronymus Amati II, Vuillaume, Forster, Chanot, Carletti. Violins by Grancino, Scarampella, Senta, Candi, Gemunder. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 88pp
English.
New York 2005

Price: $15

Tarisio: October 2004, New York

This is the catalog of one of our largest sales ever, including 760 lots. Featuring violins by Ruggeri, Lupot, Vuillaume, Fagnola, Ventapane, Gabrielli. Also included 240 lots of seasoned tonewood and tools from the estate of violinmaker Arthur Toman. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 80pp
English.
New York 2004

Price: $15

Tarisio: May 2004, New York

This catalog features 409 lots including a fine Oddone, a Camilli, a C. A. Testore, a Vinaccia, a Bisiach, a Mezzadri, a Lucci, a Homolka, a fine Gagliano family cello, bows by Persoit, Lamy, Voirin, Peccatte, Schwartz, Martin and Maline. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 96pp
English.
New York 2004

Price: $15

Tarisio: October 2003, New York

This catalog features 409 lots including a fine Oddone, a Camilli, a C. A. Testore, a Vinaccia, a Bisiach, a Mezzadri, a Lucci, a Homolka, a fine Gagliano family cello, bows by Persoit, Lamy, Voirin, Peccatte, Schwartz, Martin and Maline. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 72pp
English.
New York 2003

Price: $15

Tarisio: The Stern Collection, May 2003

This special auction featured nearly 200 lots from the collection of the late Maestro Isaac Stern. Signed photographs of Pablo Casals, Kreisler, Rubinstein, and others. Many photographs of concert memorabilia, historical letters and documents, and musical artifacts from Mr. Stern's long and distinguished career. Mr. Stern’s Tourte, Voirin, Pajeot, Maline, and Sartory bows, his Hamburg Steinway, two bench copies of the Panette and Ysaye del Gesu’s by New York maker Samuel Zygmuntowicz and Mr. Stern’s J. B. Vuillaume Panette copy violin. Also featured in this catalog were a Bisiach, a Tononi, a Cappa, a Nicola Bergonzi, and the ex-Kubelik Stradivari of 1687. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 80pp
English.
New York 2003

Price: $15

Tarisio: October 2002, New York

This catalog's highlights include a beautiful and rare Alessandro Gagliano violin, very similar in model, color, and condition to the famous "Rotunda" Gagliano. Also including a fine Lorenzo Storioni, a Carlo Antonio Testore, a Stefano Scarampella, a Fagnola, a Landolphi, a Panormo, a Dal'Aglio and many exciting modern Italian and French instruments. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 62pp
English.
New York 2002

Price: $15

Tarisio: May 2001, New York

This catalog features 234 lots. Including a Nicolo Amati violin, a fine G. B. Ceruti, two Fagnola violins, a Calcanius, a Poggi, a Nicolo Gagliano, and two Bisiachs. Bows by Francois and Dominique Peccatte, Voirin, and others. Black and white photos only. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 39pp
English.
New York 2001

Price: $15

Tarisio: May 2002, New York

This catalog features Violins by Pressenda, Dal'Aglio, Amati, Bellosio, Grancino, and Testore. Cellos by Gand & Bernardel, and Craske. *Shipped separately from books.

Softcover; 64 pp
English.
New York 2002

Price: $15
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Classical Violin Makers of the Italian Peninsula 1505-1860

Tarisio, edited by Phil Kass

A time-line of Classical Italian luthiers working from 1505 to 1860. Published in 2008 by Tarisio, the poster is an easy reference that illustrates makers of designated cities and regions in a color-coded time-line display. A useful addition to your workshop, trial room, or library. *Shipped separately from books.

66 x 99 cm (26" x 39")
English.
Tarisio New York 2008

Price: $20
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Post-Classical Violin Makers of the Italian Peninsula 1860-1990

Tarisio, edited by Phil Kass

A time-line of Classical Italian luthiers working from 1860 to the present. Published in 2008 by Tarisio, the poster is an easy reference that illustrates makers of designated cities and regions in a color-coded time-line display. A useful addition to your workshop, trial room, or library. *Shipped separately from books.

66 x 99 cm (26" x 39")
English.
Tarisio New York 2008

Price: $20
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Pair of Posters: Classical and Post-Classical Violin Makers of the Italian Peninsula 1505-1990

Tarisio, edited by Phil Kass

Together, these two posters chart the violin makers of the Italian peninsula from the early 16th century to the late 20th century. The makers are grouped according to region and their dates have been sourced from the latest archival research. Both are available here for a discounted price! *Shipped separately from books.

66 x 99 cm (26" x 39") each.
English.
Tarisio New York 2008

Price: $35