"The Violin and Its Music," by George Hart (Dulau and Co., and Novello and Co.), is one of the most important books on the subject specified that have ever appeared. It is the production of an eminent maker of the instrument referred to, who has therefore the advantage, of a practical knowledge of what he writes about. Mr. Hart produced a previous book, which met with much success. That was entitled "The Violin and its Famous Makers." In his new work he has pursued another course, and has brought together a large amount of interesting and valuable information, historical and critical, beginning with the ancient antecedents of the violin, and going through the several phases of the development of its music in various countries. The book will interest general as well as professional readers.
Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2254—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 15, 1882, p.71