the red blazer girls the vanishing violin
This is a high quality book of the original classic edition. <p> Contents: Section I-The Early History Of The Violin, Section Ii-The Construction Of The Violin, Section Iii-Italian And Other Strings, Section Iv-The Italian School, Section Ix-The German School, Section V-The Italian Varnish, Section Vi-Italian Makers, Section Vii-The French School, Section Viii-French Makers, Section X-German Makers, Section Xi-The English School, Section Xii-English Makers, Section Xiii-The Violin And Its Votaries, Section Xiv-Sketch Of The Progress Of The Violin, Section Xv-Anecdotes And Miscellanea Connected With The Violin <p> This is a freshly published edition of this culturally important work, which is now, at last, again available to you. <p> Enjoy this classic work. These few paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside: <p> …Lott; his instruments copies of Amati, bearing the labels of Thomas Dodd or John Betts, and highly valued-FENDT, BERNARD SIMON; good work, but sometimes artificially matured; his Violins, Tenors, Violoncellos, and Double-Basses; follower of the Guarneri and Gasparo da Salò models; his quartett of instruments in the London Exhibition of 1851-Fendt, Martin-Fendt, Jacob; his work finely finished; skilful copies of Stradivari, but artificially and cleverly aged-Fendt, Francis-Fendt, William-Ferguson, Donald-Firth-Forster, W.-Forster, William (i.); spinning-wheel and Violin-maker-FORSTER, WILLIAM (ii.); also a maker of spinning-wheels and Violins, and amateur Fiddler; an excellent copyist of Stainer and of the Amati models; high character of his work and varnish; his Double-Basses for the Band of George the Third; his instruments highly valued by Robert Lindley-FORSTER, WILLIAM (iii.); excellent work-Forster, William (iv.)-Forster, Simon Andrew-Frankland-Furber, John-Furber, Henry John 305-313 <p> … Sterne on Hobby-horses-Tender relationships between the Violin and its Votaries-Wendell Holmes on the Violin-Thomas Mace on early prices of instruments-Early makers, continental and English-Advent of the Stainer model, and its temporary preference over those of the Italian masters; its depressing influence on prices of Amatis and Stradivaris-Guarneri del Gesù brought to the front by Paganini, and Maggini by De Bériot-Recognition of the merits of Bergonzi, Guadagnini, and Montagnana-Luigi Tarisio, and his pilgrimages in search of hidden treasures; his progress as amateur, connoisseur, devotee; his singular enthusiasm, and Charles Reades anecdote thereon; the Spanish Bass in the Bay of Biscay; Tarisios visit to England, and the Goding collection; his hermit life; purchase of his collection by M.