Chicago: William Lewis & Son, 1945. Quarto. Publisher's full dark red cloth with titling in gilt and black to upper and spine, dark red endpapers. 1f. (recto blank, tipped-in errata slip), 1f. (recto half-title, verso limitation statement), 1f. (recto title, verso copyright), 1f. (recto dedication to the author's wife, verso blank), 1f. (recto "Introductory Note," verso blank), 1f. (foreword), 13-14 (publisher's statement), 15 (contents),  (blank), 17 ("Instruments Illustrated in Chronological Order"),  (blank), 19-379, [i] (blank) pp. including indices, a bibliography, and a 5-page list of subscribers. In original slipcase.
With numerous illustrations of instruments throughout.
Binding very slightly worn; slipcase worn.
First Edition, limited to 1,400 copies, this numbered 1190 in ink.
"Although Doring is well known and was highly regarded as an expert on classical instruments and bows, his reputation rests mainly on his publications. The first issue of Violins appeared in March 1938, and in October the name was changed to Violins and Violinists; it ceased publication in December 1960. In addition to information on violin performances and performers, the magazine carried detailed and informative essays on classic violin makers of the past; the best known of these were Doring’s long articles, which were published in book form as How Many Strads? (Chicago, 1945) and The Guadagnini Family of Violin Makers (Chicago, 1949)." Philip J. Kass in Grove Music Online.
A cornerstone of the literature. Item #29582
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