Old Antique Violin - Bookshelf
“Investing in Art-Antiques: Violins Versus the Rest.” 2 parts. Strad73 (December 1962): 281–85; (January 1963): 321–25. Discusses the market for old violins in comparison to other types of antiques (paintings, rugs, etc.).
About this book
The violin was first mentioned in a book in the sixteenth century. An abundant and diverse literature on the instrument has grown since then, and a complete general guide to these materials has not been produced in the modern era. The last, Edward Heron-Allen'sDeFidiculis Bibliographia, was published in1894. This book fills that void, organizing and annotating information on the violin from a variety of fields and sources. It provides a comprehensive, though selective, guide to all facets of the instrument. The book is divided into 4 main parts: Reference and General Studies; Acoustics and Construction; Violin Playing, Performance Practice, and Music; and Violinists, Composers, and Violin Teachers. It will serve as a ready reference for students and scholars, and is a welcome addition to the esteemed Routledge Music Bibliography series.
... and applied to the customs officers at Boston for their admission as art antiques, more than one hundred years old. ... As the editor of The Violinist sat in this room it was noted that every instrument in the room is now obsolete.