Freemanova's text contains many references to composers and personalities (which make one yearn for a more complete bibliographic listing of these collections), and she includes the important role played by publishers like Prague's Johann Hoffmann
in creating further opportunities for quartet performances.
The Hoffmann sign was first reported in 1911 by a student of Johann Hoffmann
and is described as flicking or nipping the nail of the middle finger in a downward direction with a resultant flexion of the index finger and/or thumb.
This was followed by a successful effort for an out-of-court settlement, as the German authorities advised, and so on October 9 Bishop of Neapolis Porfyrios travelled to Munich and was handed over the six icons from German Police officer Johann Hoffmann