Collector's haven

Reeves, William; Inglis, Anne
December 1997
Strad;Dec97, Vol. 108 Issue 1292, p1424
Relates the author's experiences in selling books regarding violins. Rare copies of violin books available in the author's bookstore; History of the bookstore's establishment; Price range of the books.


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