Third edition: Further Enlarged. Title continues "together with an account of The Most Celebrated Makers, and of the genuine characteristics of their instruments ... translated from the original, with additions and illustrations, by John Bishop of Cheltenham." 3 foldout diagrams at rear. Tiny corner of title-page missing.
Otto, instrument maker to the Court of the Grand Duke of Weimar, was a highly regarded builder, and an expert restorer of stringed instruments, with years of experience that went into this Treatise. It was cited by other 19th century writers on the subject of violins and their relatives, and provides modern restorers valuable insights into earlier techniques. Chapters include the construction and care of stringed instruments and the bows that give them voice, and the best European instrument makers
Author Otto, Jacob Augustus
Binding Publisher's original blindstamped green cloth, gilt titling to spine
Publisher London: Robert Cocks
Condition A fine copy.
Pages 95 + 1 p. publisher's ads