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Quinterna and Mandoline lithograph for Alfred Hipkins' Musical Instruments - Historic, Rare and Unique c1888.

Quinterna and Mandoline lithograph for Alfred Hipkins' Musical Instruments - Historic, Rare and Unique c1888.

by Hipkins, Alfred James

Beautiful antique print of Quinterna or Chiterna, the Italian guitar, with tortoiseshell and ivory arabesques, carved ebony head, and ebony and ivory back; and Mandoline with tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl, designed by Domenico Vinaccia in Naples in 1780.

Original colour-printed lithograph by William Gibb for the first edition of “Musical Instruments - Historic, Rare and Unique” by Alfred James Hipkins (1826-1903), published in Edinburgh, circa 1888 by Adam and Charles Black. William Gibb's lithographs for the first edition of Hipkins' work are considered to be the finest illustrations of musical instruments ever done.

Although from a decommissioned library edition, the framing presentation of this image is not marred by the library stamp. Page size: 295 x 405 mm (approximately 11.5 x 16 inches). Lithograph size: 210 x 320 mm (approx. 8.25 x 11.5 inches). 

Stock Number: apm.H7Price: $132.00

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