B0977. ALLEN KOENIGSBERG. Edison Cylinder Records, 1889-1912, First Edition stated, with an Illustrated History of the Phonograph. New York, Stellar Productions, 1969. 159pp. Bibliography; Profusly illus. Superb spiral-softbound copy of this rarity.
"Allen Koenigsberg is a long time collector of antique phonographs and the world's oldest sound recordings. For 20 years he edited and published The Antique Phonograph Monthly (1973-1993), an informative guide to the first 50 years of recorded music. He has written two useful books for those interested in how songs were preserved on records: 'Edison Cylinder Records, 1889-1912' which catalogs and dates over 10,000 songs and artists for the period, and also 'The Patent History of the Phonograph, 1877-1912', a study of 2000 of the devices and types of records that were popular at the time."
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