W.E. Hill & Sons Violin Makers 1880 – 1936 (Standard and Deluxe editions available)


This monograph provides a photographic and documentary record of the company’s instrument making from its inception in the early 1880s to c.1936, when the first phase of production ended. Historical context is provided as well as biographical summaries of the principals and employees involved. New information from primary sources corrects and supplements previously published work.

John Basford and Tim Toft have undertaken a large amount of original research about the history of W. E. Hill & Sons. The book contains at over 28 instruments, numerous templates and moulds, and many part-finished scrolls.

128 pages
Book size: 242mm x 307mm

Standard Hardback edition: £95

Deluxe: £275
Limited to 125 copied, individually numbered (less then 10 left).
Bound in light brown goat leather with gold leaf.
Handmade end papers.
Gold finished page edges.
Comes in a red slip case.

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