While our images are electronically watermarked, the antique prints themselves are not.
Viola da Gamba GBB19 $125
We are pleased to offer original
chromolithographs from the first edition of “Musical
Instruments Historic, Rare and Unique,” one of 1040
copies published in 1888. Each instrument pictured is a
specific creation, most of which were on display at the
1885 International Inventions Exhibition in London.
William Gibb’s finely detailed images have aroused an
interest in fine musical instruments for more than a
William Gibb was an artist and
lithographer in Edinburgh during the late 1800s and
early 1900s who specialized in scale depictions. Other
studies included a collection of ancient Scottish
weapons (1881) and historical buildings of Dundee
The text describing the specific
instruments and their histories comes from Alfred James
Hipkins. The piano tuner-turned-musicologist wrote a
series of works related to instruments and composers
throughout his life, some with his daughter Edith. The
title page of “Musical Instruments” cites Hipkins as the
author of the “pianoforte” entry in the Encyclopedia
Each print measures approximately
12” by 15 ¾” on the thick and creamy paper distinctive
of the first printing. Accompanying each print is
Hipkins’s original descriptive text of the historic
instrument, each a superb creation brilliantly presented
in these fine chromlithographs.
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gifts. You may return any item within 7 days if not satisfied.
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