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Title: Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737 : Treatises on the Life and Work of the "Patriarch" of Violinmakers. Inventory of 700 Known or Recorded Stradivari String Instruments. Index of 3,500 Names of Past or Present Stradivari Owners. Photographs of 400 Stradivari Instruments with 1,500 Views
Description: Estate of Herbert K Goodkind. 1972, First Edition. (ISBN: 0960049819). Hardcover. 780 pages (complete). A wonderful copy of this extraordinarily devoted book, THE definitive book on Stradivari. Goodkind made his fortune from real estate and became an assiduous and effective violin historian, expert and collector. The book is housed in a thick board slipcase which is scuffed and worn all about. It is however, solid, sound and sure. The wood coloured cloth boards are very healthy. Tipped in illustration with gilt border. All in excellent condition. The spine has a leather plate affixed on which is stamped the titling. The leather and the titling are fresh and smart. The spine has a dimple from the weight of the pages. Italianate end papers that are fresh and vibrant. The contents are in excellent condition. They are produced with great care and confidence. The pages are clean, clear, creamy, assured, generous of spirit and actuality. A very attractive, comprehensive, altruistic, utterly seductive book. fk. Fine/No Jacket.

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Price: US$ 700.00 Seller: Chapter 1
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