Lot 251: (Violins) Author: Doring, Ernest. Title: How Many Strads? Our Heritage from the Master. Place Published: Chicago. Publisher: William Lewis & Son. Date Published: 1945. Description: 379 pp. Illustrations from photographs. (4to) original red cloth stamped in black and gilt. No. 413 of 1400 copies. First Edition. "A tribute to the memory of a great genius compiled in the year marking the tercentenary of his birth. Being a tabulation of works believed to survive, produced in Cremona by Antonio Stradivari between 1666 and 1737 including relevant data and mention of his two sons, Francesco and Omobono." Inscribed by the author on front flyleaf. Errata slip not present. Condition: A touch of wear to extremities; near fine.
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