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A History of the Famous Violin Known as "Le Messie
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A History of the Famous Violin Known as "Le Messie

By Hill, W.E

London: Novello, Ewer & Co., 1891. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. London: Novello, Ewer & Co., 1891. First printing. Near Fine. London: W.E. Hill & Co. 38, New Bond Street. Novello, Ewer & Co., London & New York, 1891 A history of the famous violin known as "Le Messie"</b>, now in the Hill Collection at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The violin"s authenticity has been questioned, due to suspicious provenance and questions of craftsmanship. The latest scientific research places the Norway Spruce used to construct the violin as being felled in Stradivarius" lifetime, though cannot authenticate the instrument"s provenance. W.E. Hill & Sons enjoyed a long reign, 1895-1992, as one of the world"s foremost stringed instrument dealers and experts in the construction of violins and bows (STRADIVARIUS) First edition. 8vo. 3 full-page chromolithographs by Mr. Shirley Slocombe. 31 pp. Blue cloth, without original ribbon ties. [#90] amazing chromolithographs of this famous, or infamous violin. This was probably an auction catalogue.

$150.00