RARE Violin Book - The SECRETS of STRADIVARI - OOP Hardcover + Mylar Jacket

This listing is for a rare, out-of-print (OOP) hardcover copy of "The Secrets of Stradivari".

It retails for $1,999.00 on Amazon and is priced at $1,557.00 and $1,637.00 on other websites. The starting bid represents a HUGE discount. If this book does not sell the first time around, the price will not be lowered.

Author: Simone F. SacconiIllustrated: By the author himself Dimensions: 12"H x 9"W x 1"D Year : July 1979 Origin : Cremona, Italy Publisher : Tipolito Padana Pages : 284 Binding : Hardcover with Dust Jacket & Mylar cover

Included in the book is the catalogue of Stradivarian relics contained in the Civic Museum "Ala Ponzone" of Cremona.

Chapter titles convey the topics covered:

I. The Conception of the instrument and its system of construction II. The Outline of the instrument III. The Shaping of the back and of the belly and their thickness IV. The Positioning and cutting of the FF holes V. The Bass-Bar VI. The Closing of the sounding box VII. Purfling-Fluting-Final touches to the borders VIII. The Carving of the Scroll IX. Neck-Fingerboard-Tailpiece-Bridge X. Modern fittings for old instruments XI. Decoration XII. Varnishing

The condition is very good. Flaws include: a) Mylar cover has creasing at corners and edges of spine; also light discoloration inside at top edge; b) Corners

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