A bound collection of beautiful, chromolithographed images of selected seventeenth-century instruments from the collection of author and viol enthusiast Paul de Wit. Descriptions of each image are provided in German, French, and English.
An interesting volume from the emergence of organology as an independent and systematic field of study at the close of the nineteenth century.
Paul de Wit was a Dutch-born viol player who tirelessly promoted the study and performance of early instruments. He published the periodical Zeitschrift für Instrumentenbau, gave viol recitals, and made his substantial instrument collection publicly available in Leipzig.BKS-16010$250