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GRAMOPHONE BOOK - GRAMOPHONE DESCRIPTIONS
The Illustrated History of Gramophones & Phonographs by Daniel Marty
City of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society 80th Birthday Exhibition Catalogue
City of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society 100 years of recorded sound Exhibition Catalogue
Fonografi E Grammofoni - Phonographs & Gramophones (Italian & English) by Marco Contini

BOOKS ABOUT GRAMOPHONES & PHONOGRAPHS
Hand-cranked Phonographs, It all started with Edison by Neil Maken
Veteran Talking Machines by Brian Jewell
The Talking Machine – Advertising history of Berliner Gramophone & Victor by James N Weber
Old Gramophones by Benet Bergonzi
Talking Machines 1877-1914 (1st Edition) by V K Chew
Talking Machines 1877-1914 (2nd Edition) by V K Chew
Muziek uit Was (From Buzz to Music) by Leo Boudewijns (In Dutch with English Synopsis)
City of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society 90th Anniversary 2009 Calendar
Metropolitan Phonograph Co. - Phonographs & Phonograph Graphophones (1993 Facsimile)

GRAMOPHONE BOOK - RECORDS & RECORD CATALOGUES
Columbia Record Catalogues
Columbia Complete Record Catalogue (Including June 1941) by Columbia
HMV & G&T Record Catalogues
G&T Co. Catalogue of 7" Records April circa 1903 (Facsimile?)
HMV Recorded Music until 1939 - 1940 by HMV
HMV Catalogue of Records 1911 (Facsimile)
HMV Catalogue of Records Mid-November 1928 (Original)
Zonophone Record Catalogues
Zonophone Records - Single Sided by Frank Andrews & Ernie Bayly
Zonophone Catalogue of Records July 1904 (Facsimile?)
Zonophone Season 1913-14 (Facsimile)

GRAMOPHONE BOOK - EDISON
Edison The man who made the future by Ronald Clark
Thomas Alva Edison Builder of Civilization by H Gordon Garbedian
A Guide Book for the Edison by Institute Museum 1941
Greenfield Village Guide Book by Edison Institute 1946

GRAMOPHONE BOOK - PETER DAWSON
Fifty years of Song by Peter Dawson
Once a Jolly Swagman by John D Vose
Peter Dawson Music Album
Peter Dawson Obituary - Daily Sketch Newspaper 27 September 1961
A Discography of Peter Dawson 1904 - 1955 by Mike Comber
Music Sheet Album - Four Indian love Lyrics

GRAMOPHONE BOOK - NIPPER (The HMV Dog)
Nipper Forever (HMV) - Japanese Publication

GRAMOPHONE BOOK - RECORDING ARTISTS
Gramophone records of the First World War – An HMV Catalogue 1914-18 by Brian Rust
The Incredible Music Machine - 100 Glorious Years by Russell Miller / Roger Boar
The Golden Age Recorded by P G Hurst
The Lost Voice of Queen Victoria by Paul Triton
HMV Catalogue of Records October 1912 (Facsimile)

OPERA & BALLET BOOKS
Great Opera Stars in Historic Photo Postcards by Culver Pictures Inc.
The Royal Opera House Covent Garden 1858 – 1958
The Bolshoi Ballet - Bolshoi 1962 - 1963 New York
Yvonne Printemps 1894 – 1977
Stories of the Opera

EARLY RADIO & RADIO-GRAMOPHONE BOOKS (RADIOGRAMS)
Radio Notes (Early Radio & Radio Gramophones) by Columbia Graphophone Co.
Christies Auction Catalogue Los Angeles 27 June 2001 - Many Radio Lots
Bakelite Radios by The Collectors Corner
Radio Art (Third Edition) by Robert Hawes
Radio Radio by Jonathan Hill





GRAMOPHONE BOOK - GRAMOPHONE DESCRIPTIONS

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The Illustrated History of Gramophones & Phonographs by Daniel Marty

This book is actually Titled "The Illustrated History of Phonographs".
This is because Americans refer to their disc playing machines as being "Phonographs" whereas here in Europe we call them "Gramophones".
The book gives the history with high quality illustrations of both the cylinder playing phonograph and the disc playing gramophone.

English language edition
Contains Photographs and Descriptions of many many gramophones & phonographs.

A sumptuous large page book (1.7Kg) with very high quality printing and pictures in both black & white and colour.
Hardback with Dust Jacket (Very small 1" tear on Dust Jacket at the back) in good condition
Size 30.5cm x 26cm (12" X 10") - 194 Pages - GBP23

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City of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society 80th Birthday Exhibition Catalogue

The Errata Sheet is included (with 17 corrections).
The catalog overviews the history of the phonograph beginning with the 1857 Phonautograph created by French scientist Leon Scott de Martinville. Illustrated with b&w photos and a section of color photographs. Pictured are many Edison models, the Graphophone, Berliner gramophones, Columbia phonographs, many European machines such as the Adler Victoria Phonograph, Excelsior Phonograph and others, a rare Paillard Hot Air Machine (in color), toy phonographs such as the Stollwerck Toy Gramophone, the Mikiphone Miniature Portable (possibly the smallest of the miniatures), and many more.

Pictures in both black & white and colour
Paperback in good condition. Published 1971
Size 30.5cm x 22cm (12" X 8.5") - 32 Pages - GBP13

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City of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society 100 years of recorded sound Exhibition Catalogue

Contains descriptions and pictures of many gramophones & phonographs and the major events in the history of recorded sound.

Pictures in black & white
Stiff-cover in good condition. Published 1977
Size 0.5cm x 22cm (12" X 8.5") - 42 Pages - GBP11

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Fonografi E Grammofoni - Phonographs & Gramophones (Italian & English) by Marco Contini

Contains descriptions (in both Italian & English) and pictures of many gramophones & phonographs.

A small book with pictures in colour
Stiff-cover in very good condition. Published 1987
Size 17cm x 13cm (6.75" X 5.25") - 144 Pages - GBP14

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BOOKS ABOUT GRAMOPHONES & PHONOGRAPHS

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Hand-cranked Phonographs, It all started with Edison by Neil Maken

An introduction to Vintage Talking Machines, Records, and Accessories, the Most Asked Questions and a Complete Section on Troubleshooting. Contains Photographs and Descriptions of many many gramophones & phonographs.

Pictures in black & white. Published 1994.
Soft-cover in very good condition
Size 22cm x 15cm (8.5" X 6") - 87 Pages - GBP14

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Veteran Talking Machines by Brian Jewell

History & Collectors Guide to Gramophones errata included (with 17 corrections).
The catalog overviews the history of the phonograph beginning with the 1857 Phonautograph created by French scientist Leon Scott de Martinville. Illustrated with b&w photos and a section of color photographs. Pictured are many Edison models, the Graphophone, Berliner gramophones, Columbia phonographs, many European machines such as the Adler Victoria Phonograph, Excelsior Phonograph and others, a rare Paillard Hot Air Machine (in color), toy phonographs such as the Stollwerck Toy Gramophone, the Mikiphone Miniature Portable (possibly the smallest of the miniatures), and many more.

Pictures and illustrations in black & white
Hardback. Published 1977
Size 20cm x 20cm (8" X 8") - 128 Pages - GBP8

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The Talking Machine – Advertising history of Berliner Gramophone & Victor by James N Weber

Examples of gramophone and phonograph advertising on every page.

Good quality printing and pictures in both black & white
Stiff-cover in good condition. Published 1997
Size 28cm x 22cm (11" X 8.5") - 147 Pages - GBP14

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Old Gramophones by Benet Bergonzi

Old gramophones from the 1880's to the 1920's.

Pictures in black & white
Stiff-cover with in good condition. Published 1991
Size 22cm x 15cm (8.5" X 6") - 32 Pages - GBP4

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Talking Machines 1877-1914 (1st Edition) by V K Chew

The early history of gramophones.

Pictures in black & white
Paperback. Published 1967
Size 20cm x 13cm (8" X 5") - 80 Pages - GBP5

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Talking Machines (2nd Edition) by V K Chew

The early history of gramophones with additional material and revisions of the first edition.

Pictures in black & white
Stiff-cover in good condition. Published 1981
Size 20cm x 21cm (8" X 8.25") - 80 Pages - GBP6

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Muziek uit Was (From Buzz to Music) by Leo Boudewijns (In Dutch with English Synopsis)

Interesting facts and pictures of the early history of gramophones.

Pictures in colour & black & white
Stiff-cover in good condition. Published 1983
Size 19cm x 14cm (7.5" X 5.5") - 33 Pages - GBP4

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City of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society 90th Anniversary 2009 Calendar

Pictures of gramophones, phonograms & ephemera.

Pictures in colour
Quality card and paper Calendar in good condition. Published 2008
Size 30cm x 22cm (12" X 8.5") - 12 Pages - GBP2

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Metropolitan Phonograph Co. - Phonographs & Phonograph Graphophones (1993 Facsimile of 1889 booklet)

Booklet about this early Phonograph Company and their products.

Pictures in black & white
Booklet. 1993 Facsimile
Size 17cm x 13cm (6.5" X 5") - 33 Pages - GBP4

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GRAMOPHONE BOOK - RECORDS & RECORD CATALOGUES


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Columbia Complete Record Catalogue (Including June 1941) by Columbia

Alphabetical Catalogue

Paperback. Published 1941
Size 18cm x 13cm (7" X 5") - 337 Pages - GBP10

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G&T Co. Catalogue of 7" Records April circa 1903 (Facsimile?)

Catalogue of 7" Records circa 1903

Illustrations in black & white
There is no dark shading as shown on the photo-scan of this book.
Size 28cm x 23cm (11" X 9) - 16 Pages - GBP6

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HMV Recorded Music until 1939 - 1940 by HMV

Record catalogue, details of recording artists.

Illustrations in black & white
Stiff-cover. Published 1939
Size 18cm x 13cm (7" X 5") - About 500 Pages - GBP14

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HMV Catalogue of Records 1911 (Facsimile)

HMV Records available 1911

Booklet
Size 14cm x 10cm (5.75" X 4") - 52 Pages - GBP6

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HMV Catalogue of Records Mid-November 1928 (Original)

Recording descriptions

Booklet. Published 1928
Size 19cm x 13cm (7.5" X 5") - 16 Pages - GBP3

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Zonophone Records - Single Sided by Frank Andrews & Ernie Bayly

Colour examples of labels. Zonophone 5,7,10 and 12 inch records available 1904 to 1913.

Stiff-cover. Published 1999
Size 31cm x 21cm (12" X 8.25") - 290 Pages - GBP20

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Zonophone Catalogue of Records July 1904 (Facsimile?)

Catalogue of Records.

Glossy paper.
There is no dark shading as shown on the photo-scan of this book.
Size 25cm x 19cm (9.75" X 7.25") - 24 Pages - GBP3

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Zonophone Season 1913-14 (Facsimile)

Catalogue of Records & pictures of recording artists.

Illustrations in black & white
Paperback. Published 1930?
Size 19cm x 13cm (7.25" X 5") - 96 Pages - GBP7

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GRAMOPHONE BOOK - EDISON


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Edison The man who made the future by Ronald Clark

The Boy, The Man, The Legend.

Hardback with Dust Jacket. In very good condition. Published 1977
Size 24cm x 18cm (9.5" X 7") - about 255 Pages - GBP8

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Thomas Alva Edison Builder of Civilization by H Gordon Garbedian

Aspects of the man and his inventions.

Illustrations in black & white
Hardback. Published Circa 1947
Size 23cm x 14cm (9" X 5.5") - 240 Pages - GBP8

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A Guide Book for the Edison by Institute Museum 1941

Illustrations in black & white
Stiff-cover booklet. Published 1941
There is no dark shading as shown on the photo-scan of this book.
Size 19cm x 13cm (7.5" X 5") - 72 Pages - GBP4

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Greenfield Village Guide Book by Edison Institute 1946

Explicit details about gramophone adjustments & repairs

Illustrations in black & white
Stiff-cover booklet. Published 1946
There is no dark shading as shown on the photo-scan of this book.
Size 19cm x 13cm (7.5" X 5") - 54 Pages - GBP4

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GRAMOPHONE BOOK - PETER DAWSON

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Fifty years of Song by Peter Dawson

The life story of one of Australia's greatest singers who started off his career recording on cylinder and finally on Vinyl.

Pictures in black & white
Hardback. Ex-Library copy. Published 1951
Size 23cm x 15cm (9" X 6") - 239 Pages - GBP12

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Once a Jolly Swagman by John D Vose

Tribute to Peter Dawson - The King of song.

Paperback with loose pages. Published circa 1987
Size 21cm x 15cm (8.25" X 6") - about 187 Pages - GBP9

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Peter Dawson Music Album

Words & Music for 8 Peter Dawson Songs.

Paperback. Published 1941
There is no dark shading as shown on the photo-scan of this book.
Size 28cm x 23cm (11 X 9) - 46 Pages - GBP2

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Peter Dawson Obituary - Daily Sketch Newspaper 27 September 1961

10" Record cover.

Size 26cm x 27cm (10" X 10.5") - GBP2

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A Discography of Peter Dawson 1904 - 1955 by Mike Comber

An alphabetical discography of Peter Dawson records.

Plastic cover.
Size 30cm x 22cm (11.5" X 8.5") - About 67 Pages - GBP6

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Music Sheet Album - Four Indian love Lyrics

Words & Music for 4 Peter Dawson Popular Songs.

Paperback
There is no dark shading as shown on the photo-scan of this book.
Size 31cm x 26cm (12" X 10") - About 26 Pages - GBP2

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GRAMOPHONE BOOK - NIPPER (The HMV Dog)

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Nipper Forever (HMV) - Japanese Publication

A small Catalogue of Nipper Collectibles.

High quality colour pictures. Descriptions in Japanese with description of book in French.
Stiff-cover in very good condition
Size 17cm x 20cm (7" X 7.75") - 40 Pages - GBP6

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GRAMOPHONE BOOK - RECORDING ARTISTS

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Gramophone records of the First World War – An HMV Catalogue 1914-18 by Brian Rust

HMV Gramophone records, resumes of artists and advertising, the book catches the essence of the part the gramophone played during the First World War.

Illustrations in black & white
Hardback with Dust Jacket in very good condition.
There is no dark shading as shown on the photo-scan of this book.
Size 19cm x 14cm (7.5" X 5.25") - About 500 Pages - GBP12

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The Incredible Music Machine - 100 Glorious Years by Russell Miller / Roger Boar

The history of recorded sound with accounts of many inventors and artists.

Lavish illustrations in colour & black & white
Large Hardback book with Dust Jacket. Very good condition. Published 1982
Size 28cm x 24cm (11" X 9.5") - 288 Pages - GBP10

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The Golden Age Recorded by P G Hurst

An interesting and detailed sometimes amusing account of the golden age of recording.

Illustrations in black & white (With permission of Punch Magazine)
Hardback with torn Dust-jacket. Published 1963
Size 22cm x 15cm (8.25" X 6") - 187 Pages - GBP10

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The Lost Voice of Queen Victoria by Paul Triton

The story of how Queen Victoria was persuaded to record on cylinder.

Illustrations in black & white
Hardback with Dust Jacket very good condition. Published 1991
Size 24cm x 16cm (9.5" X 6.5") - 143 Pages - GBP6

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HMV Catalogue of Records October 1912 (Facsimile)

Pictures and descriptions of the artists that recorded the records

Pictures in black & white
Paperback.
Size 19cm x 13cm (7.5" X 5") - 20 Pages - GBP2

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OPERA & BALLET BOOKS

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Great Opera Stars in Historic Photo Postcards by Culver Pictures Inc.

Featured are 24 outstanding performers, including: Feodor Chaliapin (1873-1938) as Boris Godunov Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) as Don Jose in Carmen Kirsten Flagstad (1895-1962) as Sieglinde in Die Walkure Amelita Galli-Curci (1882-1963) as Lucia di Lammermoor Mary Garden (1874-1967) as Marguerite in Faust Beniamino Gigli (1890-1957) as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana Lauritz Melchior (1893-1973) as Tannhauser Antonio Scotti (1886-1936) as Iago in Otello Eleanor Steber (b. 1916) as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier Lawrence Tibbett (1896-1960) as Ford in Falstaff . . . and 14 others. Captions on the reverse side of each card identify the singer and the role and/or opera portrayed. Brief notes provide the singers' dates, vocal category, nationality, and highlights of his or her professional background and famous roles.

Postcards in black & white
24 Postcards in good condition. Published 1987
Postcard Size 15cm x 11cm (6" X 4.5") - 16 Pages- GBP10

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The Royal Opera House Covent Garden 1858 – 1958

Centenary brochure of the opera house, well illustrated, images of productions and the opera house.

Photographs in black & white
Stiff-back. Published 1958
Size 30cm x 23cm (11.5" X 9") - about 70 Pages - GBP17

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The Bolshoi Ballet - Bolshoi 1962 - 1963 New York

Details and photos of the Bolshoi & ballets from their 1962 - 1963 Season.

Photos & Illustrations in black & white
Stiff-back.
Size 30cm x 24cm (11.5" X 9.25") - about 70 Pages - GBP5

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Yvonne Printemps 1894 – 1977

The story of Yvonne Printemps including discography.

Illustrations & photos in black & white
LIMITED EDITION this copy is No. 53 of 300. Stiff-back. Published 1978
Size 29cm x 21cm (11.25" X 8.25") - 30 Pages - GBP25

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Stories of the Opera

Stories of the Operas with pictures.

Illustrations & photos in black & white
Loose leaf (Cover & binding missing). Published 1990's?
There is no dark shading as shown on the photo-scan of this book.
Size 26cm x 19cm (10" X 7.5") - 52 Pages - GBP4

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EARLY RADIO & RADIO GRAMOPHONES (RADIOGRAMS)

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Radio Notes (Early Radio & Radio Gramophones) by Columbia Graphophone Co.

Book published by the Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd for the assistance of their Dealers. Contains details about components, wiring diagrams and information for a service engineer of these radios and radiograms. Includes Errata with correction of 4 errors.

Illustrations in black & white
Hardback. Published about 1939
Size 26cm x 19cm (10" X 7.5") - About 71 Pages - GBP10

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Christies Auction Catalogue Los Angeles 27 June 2001 - Many Radio Lots

An important Auction of high quality collections including 41 Art-Deco Radio Lots, many high quality colour photos.

Photos in colour
Stiff-back. Good condition. Published 2001
Size 27cm x 21cm (10.5" X 8.25") - 90 Pages - GBP4

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Bakelite Radios by The Collectors Corner

A glossy fully illustrated book about early and contemporary Bakelite radios.

Photos & Illustrations mainly in colour
Hardback with Dust Jacket. Very good condition. Published 1999
Size 21cm x 21cm (8.25" X 8.25") - 64 Pages - GBP5

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Radio Art (Third Edition) by Robert Hawes

Radio!, Radio! is a celebration in words and pictures of the British wireless set from its experimental beginnings in Victorian England, to the foundation of a domestic wireless manufacturing industry and the inception of broadcasting in the early 1920's. The story continues on through the design-conscious 1930's (where the radio came into its own as a piece of furniture), to the war torn and austere days of the 1940's. The first transistor radios began to appear in the second half of the 1950's and in this new edition, this rather neglected area has been fully covered by a section all of its own which includes a directory listing of nearly 3,000 different transistor models. The book finishes after the 1960's, by which time our long established and once great radio industry had all but been destroyed by foreign imports. Now with 320 pages and over 1,000 illustrations, informative captions and carefully researched text, Radio! Radio! is the first and still the only book of its kind ever published.

Illustrations & Photos in black & white
Hardback with Dust Jacket. Very good condition. Published 1992
Size 31cm x 24cm (12" X 9.5") - 128 Pages - GBP20

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Radio Radio by Jonathan Hill

Stars of the gramophone, recapture those great days of the wind-up gramophone.

Illustrations & photos in black & white
Hardback with Dust Jacket. Very good condition. Published 1995
Size 31cm x 23cm (12" X 9") - about 320 Pages - GBP27

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