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Sebastian VirdungMusica Getutscht, Strasbourg 1511

Vincenzo CapirolaCompositione di meser Vincenzo Capirola gentil homo Bresano, Brescia 1517 (manoscritto)

Robert DowlandVarietie of Lute-Lessons [...], London 1610

Marin MersenneHarmonie universelle [...], vol.IV, Paris 1636

John PlayfordAn Introduction to the Skill of Music [...]. The fourth edition much enlarged, London 1664

Thomas MaceMusick's Monument [...], London 1676, cap. VI, pp.65-67

Diderot - D'AlembertEncyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers [...], vol.II, Paris 1751, pp.388-389

Giordano RiccatiDelle corde ovvero fibre elastiche, Bologna, 1767

Francesco GriseliniDizionario delle arti e mestieri, vol.V, Venezia 1769, s.v. "Cordajuolo di corde di budella", pp.124-133 e tav.XIII

Francois de LalandeVoyage en Italie [...] fait dans les années 1765 et 1766, 2.a ed., vol.IX, Paris 1786, pp.514-519

Francesco GaleazziElementi teorico-pratici di musica con un saggio sopra l'arte di suonare il violino [...], Roma 1791, pp.71-74

Antoine-Germain Labarraque,  Nuovo dizionario universale tecnologico di arti e mestieri e della economia industriale e commerciale, vol.VIII, Venezia 1823, s.v. "Minugiaio" del paragrafo "Corde musicali", pp.373-376

Luois SpohrViolinschule [...], Wien 1832, pp.13-14

Philippe Savaresse in Dictionnaire des arts et manufactures [...], 3.a ed., vol.I, Paris 1865, s.v. "Cordes"

Philip SkipponAn account of a Journey Made thro'Part of the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy and France, in A Collection of Voyages and Travels [...], 3.a ed., vol.VI, London 1741, pp.545-546 (fine dicembre 1663: "Making of viol strings" a Padova)

Jean-Carl Maugin - Walter Maigne, Nouveau manuel complet du luthier, Paris 1894, p.184

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