This encyclopedia documenting 200 years of French bow making is the most famous of its kind.
Details of the working lives of the bow makers of the period were reconstructed and analyzed based on documents made available by various museums, archives, libraries and private collections.
This research was then reconfirmed through detailed study of the bows produced by the makers themselves.
Precise knowledge of the historical circumstances and techniques available to each maker prevented misinterpretation and misrepresentation of their work.
The three volume set contains thorough biographies of each maker and will serve as an incredible resource for bow makers, musicians and collectors alike.
A plethora of photographs with textual analysis make it easy for the reader to trace the unique French bow making tradition through this critical period of its development.
3 volumes (volume I consists of 2 books) in protective sleeves.