L’art du Luthier by Auguste Tolbecque – 1903

At times like this I wish I had paid more attention during French class in high school.

L'art du Lutherie

Their are lots of badly scanned yet wonderful images of instruments of the violin family and the tools and methods of making them.

violes

violin planes

You can download your own free copy courtesy of Google Books: L’art du luthier by Auguste Tolbecque