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I've been surfing around a lot lately, and ran into some nice online books at openlibrary.org

Just thought that some of you would be interested in checking it out.

--Cremona violins: Four letters descriptive of those exhibited in 1873 at the South Kensington museum. Also giving the data for producing the true varnishes used by the great Cremona makers. 2 editions By Reade, Charles

Online

You can also download these in PDF form. Other options are available if you check out the right hand side of the page, where they are listed along with Online and PDF.

Since Electronic Books/Tablets are becoming popular, and i-Pads are hitting the market, there should be an increase in the number of books available, and so someone who is say just interested in Sacconi's book, but does not want to pay all that money to own a collector's hard copy, might not have to 'shell-out' all the 'clams' that a hard copy goes for these days. This could be a great resource for those just starting out with limited funds.

Here are a few more.

--The varnishes of the Italian violin-makers of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and their influence on tone by George Fry

Online

--Violin Making by Edward Heron-Allen

Online

--Violin varnish and how to make it by Geo. Foucher

Online

--The Salabue Stradivari by W.E. Hill & Sons

Online

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Add to that this interesting history of the Markneukirchen industry and all the principle families there, translated by Heron-Allen: http://www.scribd.com/doc/28882921/The-Arts-and-Crafts-Book-of-the-Worshipful-Guild-of-Violin-makers-1894

(Free to view. I don't know if you need to pay to upload to your PC. The upload is via Facebook, which I don't have.)

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There are lots of the same or similar books on Google Books, and on the Internet Archive.

Here is one I found by accident:

Il Liutaio: origine e construzione del violino e degli strumenti ad arco moderni, by Domenico Angeloni:

Il liutaio (Angeloni, Domenico) - IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Pdf format, 600 pages, 29.50 MB

My Internet Archive search:

Internet Archive Search: violin

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Some early instruction books--

Leopold Mozarts violin book:

Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule (Mozart, Leopold) - IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Geminiani's Art of Playing the Violin:

Geminiani - Art of Playing the Violin

Edit: here is a free link to Geminiani:

The Art of Playing on the Violin, Op.9 (Geminiani, Francesco) - IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

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Thanks everyone!

I like the online feature for doing searches.

At the bottom of the displayed page, little inverted tear-drops appear showing all the pages that have the keyword search results.

The keyword is also highlighted in blue so it is easy to spot.

On the side of the pages is also a bar that when you put your mouse on it, and go up and down the side bar, page numbers appear, so you can jump ahead real easy.

For those who like Google Docs here:

"The Nature of the Extraordinary Finish of Stradivari’s Instruments" by J.P. Echard and Others

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You are ....

Thanks Dean, but do you know what I think is awesome? :unsure:

Okay yourself :rolleyes: , but also 'The Strad' for the month of March with The Messie poster. ;)

I find it amazing how much the Weeeeb has grown over the years. Always lots out there.

I wonder what the total number of posts here at Maestronet are, and what The Strad will do next to top things?

Perhaps we should have a contest on guessing how many posts, or what date we will pass 1 gazillion posts. Sorta like how many jelly beans are there in the jar contest.

Anyone have some prizes they want to donate? :huh:

Okay Dean Thanks for the segue, that worked out great. ;)

Now how much do owe you? :huh:

Better stop now though before people start think that we are actually the same poster, but under different names! :lol::blink::rolleyes:

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I've been surfing around a lot lately, and ran into some nice online books at openlibrary.org

Just thought that some of you would be interested in checking it out.

--Cremona violins: Four letters descriptive of those exhibited in 1873 at the South Kensington museum. Also giving the data for producing the true varnishes used by the great Cremona makers. 2 editions By Reade, Charles

Online

You can also download these in PDF form. Other options are available if you check out the right hand side of the page, where they are listed along with Online and PDF.

Since Electronic Books/Tablets are becoming popular, and i-Pads are hitting the market, there should be an increase in the number of books available, and so someone who is say just interested in Sacconi's book, but does not want to pay all that money to own a collector's hard copy, might not have to 'shell-out' all the 'clams' that a hard copy goes for these days. This could be a great resource for those just starting out with limited funds.

Here are a few more.

--The varnishes of the Italian violin-makers of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and their influence on tone by George Fry

Online

--Violin Making by Edward Heron-Allen

Online

--Violin varnish and how to make it by Geo. Foucher

Online

--The Salabue Stradivari by W.E. Hill & Sons

Online

The Fry seems very good to me.

T.

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