First published in 1890, this volume contains a detailed account of the history of the violin, exploring its fascinating history and evolution with reference to notable designers and makers from England, Ireland, and Scotland. This interesting volume was originally written for those who love the violin and those who desire to learn about its history, and it is not to be missed by modern enthusiasts or collectors of vintage literature of this ilk. Also highly recommended for violin collectors and antique instrument dealers. Contents include: “Early Makers and Brescian School”, “The Cremonese School and its Italian Followers”, “German Makers”, “French Makers”, “Dutch, Belgian and Other Foreign Makers”, “English, Scottish and Irish Makers”, “Violin Bow Makers”, “Violin Acoustics”, “Violin Varnish”, “Violin Collecting”, “Ole Bulle's 'Gasparo Da Salo'”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of the violin.