Musical Instruments in the
The New Catalogue
John Milnes (editor)
The Ashmolean museum has a small but top quality collection of musical instruments. The original catalogue, prepared by David Boyden in 1969, is long out of print. This new definitive catalogue has text by leading experts, 384 large format pages (370 x 270 mm) and over three hundred new studio photographs.
International Association of Music Libraries
Awarded the C B Oldman prize for 2012
Reviews have been enthusiastic:
Galpin Society Journal March 2012 vol LXV p. 221
(Frances Palmer, London)
'... a catalogue worthy of the Ashmolean's collection...'
'... outstanding team of contributors...'
'...real value for money and will continue to be a valuable work of reference in years to come...'
The Strad Magazine December 2011 vol.122 no 1460 p.105
(Guy Rabut, New York):
'Upon opening the book I saw the true glory of the instruments contained in the Ashmolean's collection
for the first time'
'... a must-have for the serious instrument enthusiast.'
The British Violin Making Associations's Newletter Autumn 2011 no 65 (Kai-Thomas Roth, UK):
'The illustrations are lavish and numerous... [although] the side views of scrolls did not work wholly
satisfactorily in my opinion.'
'... this book... is one of the best publications that I have seen in my field of interest over the past 10 years. It represents incredible value for money even at £290....'
Standard: Clothbound hardback with dust-jacket. £290 excluding packaging and carriage.