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  • $549.00

    Rainer Lotz Hard cover; 8"x10"; 2,600 pp w/over 10,000 full color illustrations Germany was the cradle of the international recording industry. Emile Berliner, inventor and developer of the disc record, was a German immigrant to the US and the very first disc recordings were pressed in his home country. In the years leading up to World War I, Germany...

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    Stephen C. Barr Spiral Bound, 8.5” x 11", 177 pp This work is absolutely essential for anyone collecting 78 rpm recordings, regardless of type or musical genre. It covers over 500 record labels, and lists them by manufacturer, catalog number and matrix number. Additionally, brief histories of recording firms and labels are given and the complex...

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    Julian Morton Moses Paperback, 6" x 9", 209 pp Over fifty years ago, the definitive discography of early American operatic and classical recordings was written by Julian Morton Moses. Entitled the Collector's Guide to American Recordings 1895-1925, this book contained listings for all the lateral cut 78 rpm records of the great operatic artists and...

    $12.00
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    Allan Sutton Hard Cover, 7" x 10", 448 pp Drawing on original recording files, trade-press and newspaper articles and other primary source documents, this is the most comprehensive bio-discography of early stage stars published to date. Full discographical details of 10,000 disc and cylinder recordings are given for over 460 actors, vaudevillians and...

    $69.00
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    William R. Bryant Hard Cover, 7" x 10", 360 pp w/illustrations This remarkable volume (which was nearing completion at the time of Bill's death) draws on the expertise of more than a hundred collectors and researchers to produce the only complete, authoritative guide to American Zonophone records. Features include, listing, release, and coupling dates.

    $65.00
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    Allan Sutton Hard cover, 7"x10", 760 pp Over 1,100 detailed, carefully documented entries cover the record companies, independent studios, individual producers and the thousands of disc and cylinder brands they produced for the commercial market from the birth of the recording industry to the beginning of the LP era. Commercial recordings, jukebox...

    $70.00
  • $29.00

    Michael Sherman w/Kurt Nauck Paperback, 7” x 10", 288 pp w/full color illustrations With roots extending all the way back to the birth of the disc recording industry, Victor reigned supreme throughout the 78 rpm era. Herein lies the story of Victor's standard-catalog 78 rpm record label, traced from Berliner (its predecessor) to the demise of the 78 rpm...

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    Peter Muldavin Paperback, 8½" x 11", 432 pp w/full color illustrations & Price Guide This book represents a first of its kind: a near-complete listing and price guide to vintage children's records made in the United States. Though coverage is mainly dedicated to 78rpm records, a few early 45rpms are also included. The dates of coverage range from the...

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    Roger Beardsley (editor) CD-ROM [Requirements: PC or Mac with Microsoft Excel installed] (List $65) This is a CD-ROM discography. It is not a book or a printed listing! If you don't have a computer or access to one, then do not purchase this item. On the other hand, if you do own a computer and if you collect early opera recordings, this title should be...

    $25.00
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    Frank Andrews Paperback, 6" x 8", 82 pp (List $18.00) Subtitled 'A History of the Societa Italiana di Fonotipia - Milano, 1903-1948,' this booklet was compiled from a series of articles that originally appeared in The Talking Machine Review.

    $17.00
  • $69.00

    Malcolm Rockwell CD-ROM Rockwell's discography is the first serious attempt at compiling an all-inclusive listing of Hawaiian recordings. The main discography was created as an Adobe .pdf file, so it may be easily searched by keyword or character string. (Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free program available on the Internet.) The discography may be printed...

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  • $39.00

    Kurt Nauck & Allan Sutton Hard Cover, 9” x 9", 288 pp w/b&w & color illustrations and dust jacket This is the first volume in Mainspring's new American Cylinder Record Index project. The cylinderography includes Indestructible, Columbia-Indestructible, U-S Everlasting, Medicophone, Singaphone and Cortina records; both two and four minute cylinders are...

    $39.00
  • $49.00

    Pekka Gronow & Christiane Hofer (editors) Paperback, 8" x 12", 147 pp w/b&w and color illustrations A continuation of the Project, this volume presents further research concerning Lindström’s international activities, singer Richard Tauber, the Berlin Phonogrammarchiv, the recordings of Emperor Franz Josef, Odeon needles and more. Collectors will...

    $49.00
  • $595.00

    Michel Ruppli & Ed Novitsky Hard Cover, 6" x 9", 2736 pp (out of print - 1 set available) This complete discographical compilation lists all the recordings issued by the MGM Record Company throughout its long and illustrious recording history from 1946 to 1982. It includes music specially recorded by MGM, as well as recordings leased or purchased from...

    $595.00
  • $47.00

    Allan Sutton CD-ROM (List $49) A valuable guide for collectors of country, blues, jazz, big band, gospel and ethnic records, this CD-ROM covers all Victor-Bluebird, Decca-Gennett, Varsity and Varsity-Crown series appearing on the Montgomery Ward label (1933-41 issues). Information includes recording locations and dates, matrix and take numbers,...

    $47.00
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    Michael Sherman & Kurt Nauck Paperback, 6" x 9", 64 pp, w/approx. 200 full color illustrations (List $16) The definitive guide to the evolution of the Columbia 78 rpm record label. This booklet features approximately 200 label illustrations, all in glorious full color. The first half chronicles the development of Columbia's standard label (from Climax...

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    Richard Raichelson Paperback, 6” x 9", 510 pp w/full color illustration. Also available in hardcover for $95 Marsh Autograph was the first commercial label to issue electrical recordings, but this was by no means their only claim to fame. This book tells the story of Marsh and his enterprise. This beautifully produced volume also includes details on...

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    Allan Sutton & the Record Research Associates Soft Cover, 7" x 10", 298 pp Although Eli Oberstein's Varsity & Royale labels were hailed as promising new entries in 1939, his United States Record Corporation collapsed into bankruptcy a year later - but not before Oberstein had managed to assemble a substantial (and often intriguing) catalog. This...

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  • $43.00

    Allan Sutton CD-ROM This is the first fully detailed discography of Eli Oberstein's original Varsity label. Includes all USRC issues pressed from its own masters, plus the many reissues of rare material from Crown, Gennett, Paramount, Ultraphon, etc. Includes matrix and take numbers (with matrix sources); recording locations; recording dates (actual or...

    $43.00
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    Allan Sutton CD-ROM This is A complete reconstruction of the Vocalion 14000-series catalog (the original files for which have not survived) based on a thorough examination of original supplements, catalogs, and the discs themselves. Includes composer and show credits; matrix numbers (when visible); recording locations; official release dates (plus...

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  • $33.25

    Walter Welch Hard Cover, 6" x 9", 118 pp w/illustrations This important biography was written by Walter Welch - one of the authors of the seminal work, From Tinfoil to Stereo. Welch was also founder of the Belfer Audio Lab at Syracuse University and he had full access to the Batchelor papers. This book saw very limited distribution, but we acquired a...

    $33.25
  • $39.00

    William R. Moran (editor) Hard Cover, 9" x 11", 620 pp w/dust jacket (List $55) Herman Klein was intimately involved in the musical scene in London. From 1924 until his death in 1934, he contributed a monthly essay to The Gramophone magazine, commenting on the current opera seasons at Covent Garden and reviewing the latest performances, recordings and...

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    Michael Corenthal Paperback, 8.5” x 11", 243 pp, w/b&w illustrations An informal, pictorial book chronicling the evolution from cylinder to CD, with emphasis on topical collecting. Though the photographs are often poor, many of the records pictured are exceedingly rare. Several interesting collector interviews are also included. For Volume 2, see The...

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    Michael Corenthal Paperback, 8.5” x 11", 172 pp, w/b&w & color illustrations It is hard to classify this book. Mr. Corenthal refers to it as Volume 2 of his Iconography of Recorded Sound, and it is similar to that book in a number of respects. The first section of the book contains brief one or two page vignettes of Mr. Mike's friends, clients and...

    $19.00
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    Robin & Joan Rolfs Paperback, 8.5” x 11", 226 pp, w/color illustrations (List $40) The Rolfs have long been regarded as experts in the field of Nipper collectibles, and this book establishes them as experts in the area of children's records, phonograph toys and talking dolls as well. This very informative and attractive volume covers the history of...

    $39.00
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    Marco Contini Paperback, 5.5” x 6.5”, 143 pp w/many color illustrations (Imported) This is a jewel of a book – small, yet replete with full color plates of rare and interesting machines. From an Edison Tinfoil to a Jehovah’s Witness Watchtower portable this book concentrates on machines not often encountered today. In Italian and English.

    $19.00
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    Robert Hawes Hard Cover, 9.5” x 12", 128 pp, w/color illustrations & dust jacket This book presents a concise history of the radio from its initial incarnation as a piece of experimental scientific apparatus, through the design milestones in its development, right up to the retro and postmodern radios of the 70s and 80s. Illustrated throughout with...

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    James N. Weber Paperback, 8.5” x 11", 150 pp, w/illustrations (List $30) This attractive book presents the phonographic evolution of the Berliner and Victor companies through a unique, though somewhat biased, perspective - the marketing department! Scores of nicely reproduced magazine ads, posters and catalog illustrations combine to make this history...

    $25.00
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    Catalogs $5 each, Prices Realized Lists $5 each Nauck's catalogs are widely recognized as the finest in the business. Each list includes a wide range of formats and genres, from Berliners and brown wax cylinders to radio transcriptions, Diamond Discs, picture records and loads of 78s. Genres include jazz, blues, operatic, children's, ethnic, country,...

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