“The History and Design of the Violin Bow” is a collection of vintage articles on the subject of the violin, with a particular focus on the bridge. The articles explore a range of topics from the history and origins of the violin to notable makers and players, the evolution of designs, and much more. This book will appeal to violin players and those with an interest in the history of this ancient instrument. Contents include: “Bow Instruments – Their Form and Construction, by J. W. Giltay”, “A Review of Ancient and Modern violin Making, by W. W. Oakes”, and “British Violin-Makers – Classical and Modern, by Wm. Meredith Morris”. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of the violin.