“Collectors have deemed Dorings original edition worthy of bids well over $1000, but very little of that value comes from its brittle binding, yellowed paper, typography, or photography. Its the books soul that matters. And Bein & Fushi have enshrined that soul in a new ‘enlarged and expanded edition that preserves all that was good in the original and enhances much that wasnt. The final result is sumptuous, to say the least.” -Robert Maxham, Fanfare
This new easy-to-read expanded edition contains all of the original text plus much important added information at a fraction of the price. Originally published more than fifty years ago, How Many Strads? remains an invaluable reference on Stradivari and his instruments with detailed information and photographs. Available only at rare book auction prices of up to $2500 until now. The complete original text is reproduced in an easier-to-view larger size with enhanced photographs.
Three New Appendices
Many new illustrations of Stradivari instruments that appear in no other books.
Comprehensive index of Stradivari instruments illustrated in the literature with over 100 sources referenced.
History of The Stradivari Society®