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Synopsis: In this book, Harvey explains in detail the history of violin-making in Britain, from one of the earliest extant English instruments made of iron by John Bunyan in about 1647, to the extensive British craft industry of today, including within his book a comprehensive directory of violin-and-bow-makers of the British Isles, with auction prices. The book includes numerous high-quality color and monochrome illustrations, including samples of the work of the major craftesmen involved. The book is also a social and economic history of stringed instruments, showing how in England in particular the violin was slow to win acceptance by association with gypsies and the devil, and how the cello became the instrument favoured by royalty and the aristocracy. The demand for instruments at any particular time is gauged against musical activity in the country.
About the Author: Brian W. Harvey is at University of Birmingham.
Title: The Violin Family and Its Makers in the ...
Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Near Fine
Book Description Clarendon Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2734413873
Book Description Clarendon Press ;Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Rare Books. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978019816259901. Bookseller Inventory # 17978019816259901
Book Description Clarendon Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0198162596 Good; Hardcover with Jacket; 1995, Oxford Press; Former library copy with standard library markings; Jacket is clean & intact under a light-to-moderately shelfworn jacket protector; Unblemished textblock edges; Library stamps to endpapers; Text pages bright & unmarked; Good binding with straight spine; Gray dust jacket with photo of a cello, and title in yellow lettering on a blue background; 558 pages; "The Violin Family and Its Makers in the British Isles: An Illustrated History and Directory," by Brian W. Harvey. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-P0502002034
Book Description Oxford, Oxford, 1995. Pub's Boards. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First. This labour of love, researched and written by a senior academic, is rightly regarded as the current standard work on the subject. Bookseller Inventory # 24209
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