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To learn more about the antique phonograph hobby and to enhance the experience of owning and enjoying one of these wonderful instruments, there are certain books you really ought to own. Tim's recommendations start, not surprisingly, with his own books, but please take a moment to consider the other important and informative volumes listed here.

HOW TO ORDER -- After 15 years, Tim eliminated the "shopping cart" feature of this Web site, because he might occasionally go out and hike through the High Atlas mountains for a week or two, but if you want to purchase something from this page, please e-mail

phonotim@gmail.com

and Tim will get back to you with ordering details. Visa/MC accepted.

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ANNOUNCING A LANDMARK IN PUBLISHING HISTORY!

"HIS MASTER'S GRAMOPHONE"

by Brian Oakley and Christopher Proudfoot

The "His Master's Voice" Gramophones of Victor's British affiliate ( and similar versions sold in Continental Europe) are commonly seen but have not been thoroughly understood until now, with the release of this hardcover book, 12" x 9", 276 pages, more than 450 primarily color illustrations, truly a beautiful and substantial volume. Decades of tireless research by these leading experts in the field has resulted in a book indispensable to any collector of antique talking machines. 

"I think American collectors will be quite surprised to see how closely the British-sold machines mirrored the Victors and Victrolas familiar to them. These are not weird foreign machines, but recognizable old friends." -- Tim Fabtizio, historian

This book is NOW AVAILABLE. Be wise, and place your order today!

$89.95 plus $14.00 PRIORITY MAIL in the USA 

$89.95 plus $7.00 Media Mail shipping in the USA 

CANADA: $89.95 plus $30.00 First Class Mail shipping 

Other foreign countries, please inquire about shipping costs at phonotim@gmail.com


 

A World of Antique Phonographs

By Timothy C. Fabrizio & George F. Paul  

 

 

In their final gorgeous hardcover volume of the popular series, Fabrizio & Paul have assembled 400 full-color images of historic music machines, most of which have never before been photographed.  The substantive text and captions, value guide, glossary and index add much previously unpublished information.   $49.95  Autographed.

 

This book is thoroughly up-to-date and is thrilling collectors, historians, book-lovers and just plain folks all over the globe! Order your copy today and find out why

 


Click HERE to listen to the great popular tenor Billy Murray singing "Come Take a Trip in My Airship," on a Edison wax cylinder record, excerpted from our FREE CD! 

The TALKING MACHINE, an ILLUSTRATED COMPENDIUM, 1877 – 1929 (revised and expanded)

By Timothy C. Fabrizio and George F. Paul

AUTOGRAPHED

 A “MASTER” INDEX COMBINING THE FIRST SEVEN FABRIZIO/PAUL BOOKS FOR FAST REFERENCING  

    PLUS A FREE BONUS 17 TRACK CD OF RARE RECORDINGS  

 HARDCOVER, NEARLY 600 FULL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS, 280 PAGES, EIGHT CHAPTERS

TAKE A CAPSULE TRIP THROUGH THE HISTORY OF RECORDED SOUND, FROM THE PAGES OF THIS BOOK -- CLICK HERE! 

  $69.95               


DISCOVERING ANTIQUE PHONOGRAPHS, the third book in the phonograph history series by Fabrizio and Paul. Hardcover, 240pp. The exciting sequel to the Talking Machine Compendium. Incredible rarities, priceless treasures from the Edison vaults, lots of floor models from the 20s, too. Everything is covered from tinfoil to Orthophonics! Different illustrations from the authors' previous books. OVER 400 full color photos, with an index to the illustrations. AUTOGRAPHED. $49.95.  

 

 

 

 

ANTIQUE PHONOGRAPH GADGETS ,GIZMOS AND GIMMICKS, by Timothy C. Fabrizio and George F. Paul. An important member of the series by these award-winning authors, covers a vast variety of HORNS, ATTACHMENTS, NEEDLE TINS, RECORD CABINETS, ADVERTISING, SIGNS, CATALOGUES AND POST CARDS. 500 color photographs, hardcover. Autographed, $49.95.

  "Chock full of professional-quality color photographs... designed to cause even the casual browser to linger over the pages... The photography, which is nothing less than stellar, brings the text alive. To top off this book, there's an intriguing chapter about ordinary people, typical folks like our grandparents, who owned these beautiful music machines... It's a nice touch. The authors have done a great job." Antique Week, review by Don Johnson. Thanks for the use.


 

 

 

ANTIQUE PHONOGRAPH ACCESSORIES AND CONTRAPTIONS

Another in the encyclopedic series on the history of recorded sound by Fabrizio and Paul. Never-before-pictured items from around the world. A sequel to "Antique Phonograph Gadgets, Gizmos and Gimmicks."

Includes chapters on disc talking machine gadgets, cylinder phonograph accessories, horns and record cabinets. All items have never been shown in the author's previous works. 555 full color illustrations. Autographed. Price: $49.95. 

                                                                

 


 

"Antique Phonograph Advertising, moves in a new and totally enchanting direction. Here is a book which goes behind the scenes, exposing the advertising, promotional material, and other ephemera of the era, materials which influenced buyers of the day to spend their hard-earned money on the objects which, generations later, bring us so much pleasure... This is, quite simply, a book which every enthusiast of old recordings must own. " --R. Rondeau, book reviewer

"Antique Phonograph Advertising," autographed and including value guide, bibliography and index to the illustrations, 500 full-color illustrations. $49.95.                   


 

Phonographs With Flair, A Century of Style in Sound Reproduction, 340 color photographs, entirely different from the authors' previous works. Hardcover, with value guide, glossary, bibliography, and index to the illustrations. Autographed, $49.95. 

A capsule history of the phonograph, emphasizing design. It is the first book to treat the entire lifetime of the analog phonograph, 1877 - 1977. Included are examples of the most interesting, unusual and even bizarre music machines ever produced. In addition, seminal examples representing important design periods are illustrated in big, bright full-color photographs with insightful captions. Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Industrial Age, Space Age Fifties, Disco Pop. Everyone will recognize a blast from his or her past! Retro is big, and this book got retro! Order your copy today.                                                    


 

PHONOGRAPHICA: the early history of recorded sound observed by Timothy C. Fabrizio and George F. Paul. Hardcover, with 500 full color illustrations, text and detailed captions.

There are colorful advertising placards, charming publicity posters, clever promotional giveaways, stunning catalogue covers, and an astounding selection of gorgeous, hand-painted signs from rare coin-operated record machines. The 500 full color illustrations and insightful captions will keep you turning the pages. None of them ever before published in the authors' previous works.

An entire chapter is devoted to "real life" images of ordinary people interacting with turn-of-the-twentieth-century technology – the amazing talking machine. Whether your interest is antique collecting, history, advertising, photography or social science, you will treasure 

$49.95, Autographed.


 

 

 

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