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British Violin-Makers Classical and Modern; Being a Biographical and Critical Dictionary of British Makers of the Violin from the Foundation of the Classical School to the End of the Nineteenth Century (Paperback) Loot Price: R445 Discovery Miles 4 450
British Violin-Makers Classical and Modern; Being a Biographical and Critical Dictionary of British Makers of the Violin from...
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British Violin-Makers Classical and Modern; Being a Biographical and Critical Dictionary of British Makers of the Violin from the Foundation of the Classical School to the End of the Nineteenth Century (Paperback)

William Meredith Morris

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...The imitation, it is pleasing to note, is not merely superficial, the tone also approximates to that of Guarneri in a degree that is bound to astonish the most exacting ear. The label put into this instrument is as follows: --This is a facsimile of Mr. Hart's ordinary label: --The varnish is remarkably like that on the original, both in colour and in p&te. The author pointed this out to Mr. Hart, and endeavoured to probe his "inner consciousness" on the varnish question, but our subject could not be "drawn." He is remarkably reticent, as he is remarkably unostentatious. This is exemplified by the fact that he has never exhibited any of his instruments, and he has never permitted his portrait to be published, though he has been hard pressed to do so by keen admirers and hungry editors. It is beatific in this highly conventional age to come across a genuinely unostentatious person, for even genius has learnt latterly how to wed itself to cant. The high-class instruments of Hart's own make (" Hart and Son's special make") are sold--violins at twenty-five guineas, violas at thirty guineas, and 'cellos at fifty guineas. These are of the finest material procurable. Others, which are of a different class in material, but not in work, are sold at various prices (vide catalogue). "Tone determines the price" is Mr. Hart's rule. Messrs. Hart have made a great feature of case work in recent years. Many of the cases they have made are of exceptional beauty, some of satin wood, inlaid and exquisitely painted with various designs; others are richly carved, with silver mountings. The makers themselves have spent as much as jTjo and jTSo on a single case. Case work has been elevated by Mr. Hart to a fine art. We heard an eminent con...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Meredith Morris
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-1-232-22149-4
Barcode: 9781232221494
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LSN: 1-232-22149-X

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