JALOVEC, Karel. Italian Violin-Makers. Prague, Orbis, 1952.
4to. Original decorated cloth with slip-case; pp. [iv], 655, highly illustrated afte photographs and drawings; cloth minimally bumped, slip-case marked; an extremely heavy book.
First and bi-lingual edition of a well-researched standard work, written by the Czech musicologist who compiled three reference books on violins and violin makers and a two volume encyclopedia on violin makers.