THE GUADAGNINI FAMILY OF VIOLIN MAKERS. A Treatise presenting conclusions concerning the origins and lives of the famous family derived from lifelong study of their works and diligent research among relevant data from early to recent times. Having as its principal subject Giovanni Battista Guadagnini renowned maker of violins with a chapter devoted to his father Laurentius and mention of descendants recorded as workers in the craft, together with illustrations of characteristic works and tabulation of examples reputedly authentic. Chicago.
Chicago: William Lewis & Son, 1949. Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. 335 pages. Illustrated. Original brown faux leather backed cloth, gilt. Number 856 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Light rubbing to head and heel of spine; gift inscription from Paul Voight to Richard Jones on endpaper; else a very good copy.