The Magic Bow Publications, established in 1992, is dedicated to informing musicians and the violin and bow dealing community of advances in the knowledge of the lives and work of the classic French bowmakers through historical research and contemporary expertise.

The Tourte Exhibition
Celebrating of the life and work of François Xavier Tourte
took place at London's Royal Academy of Music on November 2nd, 2008.
Presented in association with Paul Childs.
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The Bowmakers of the Peccatte Family, by Paul Childs
The reference on this exalted, but controversial family of makers.

286 pages, hard-bound in English and French.
$250. post paid.


Charles Peccatte:
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"abundant examples in a manner that is heaven-sent for anyone who really wants to see bows: page after page, with superbly photographed highlights of such important aspects as champfers, face-plates, and frogs, plus a clever double exposure that shows both sides of the frog from above simultaneously. In lieu of actually holding the bows, this is the next-best opportunity to see the work of these three masters of the craft."

Strings, March 1998


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• Jean Pierre Marie Persoit: His Life and Work, by Paul Childs

A reprint and update from the first edition on this great bowmaker including previously published biographical information.

Featuring François Malo on the origin of the PRS brand-stamp and 46 bows by Persoit.

Hard-bound in English and French. ©2003
$135. post paid.


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Tokyo 2001 Exhibition Catalogue

The catalogue for this highly acclaimed exhibition features 24 exceptional bows by classic French makers, including eight by François Tourte.

Remaining copies, in Japanese and English
$35. post paid.


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London 2008 Exhibition Catalogue

Catalogue for the Tourte exhibition, the Royal Academy of Music, November 2008. Hard-bound, 60 pages with illustrations of 35 François Tourte bows and 15 contemporary copies.

Available October, 2008. $100. post paid, worldwide


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Two Book Special offer:
The Bowmakers of the Peccatte Family and    
Jean Pierre Marie Persoit: His Life and Work
$350. post paid.

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