Title The Fabulous Phonograph 1877-1977.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Edition Revised Second Edition.
Publisher Collier Books, New York: 1977.
0020326807 / 9780020326809
Seller ID 68277X1
In 1877 Thomas Edison turned the crank of his latest invention and heard it repeat the nursery rhyme he had just spoken into its mouthpiece. The world has never been quite the same since. When Roland Gelatt's history of this truly fabulous invention was first published it was hailed as a classic work in its field. This new edition has been revised and updated to include stereo and quadraphonic sound, tape cassettes and cartridges, the rock explosion and its superstars, The result is a one-of-a-kind volume, illustrated with rare photographs, that traces the phonograph through its entire history. Includes an Index. "A pioneer effort . . . urbanely written." - Harold Schonberg, The New York Times Book Review
(Key Words: Phonographs, Thomas Alva Edison, Roland Gelatt, Phonorecords, Sound, Victor Talking Machine Company, Symphonies, RCA Victor Company, RCA Records, Fritz KreislerFred W. Gaisberg, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, Columbia Phonograph Company, Enrico Caruso, Concertos).