x 9" hardcover with dust-jacket
(24 pages in color)
and U-S Everlasting Cylinders
is the first new study of these records in more than five decades.
It covers all brands and series and includes release dates, composer
credits, alternate versions, special-use issues, and other data
not found in the old Deakins and Annand guides.
The cylinderography — compiled from an extensive examination
of the original records, box lids, catalogs, and advertisements
— corrects the errors and omissions found in earlier works.
It includes much previously unpublished data, including information
on rarities like the Medicophone and Singaphone cylinders.
The introductory history is the first fully detailed and properly
documented study of the companies and people who produced these
cylinders. Richly illustrated, it draws on original legal papers,
patent filings, newspaper and trade journal reports, the papers
of J. Louis von der Mehden (U-S Everlasting’s musical director),
and other primary-source materials.
Additional features include a pictorial guide to boxes, lids, cylinder
colors, and rims; a user’s guide; notes on scarcity and value;
and artist and title indexes.
NAUCK is the owner of Nauck's Vintage Records, the
world's largest dealer in rare vintage recordings. He is the co-author
(with Mike Sherman) of Notes the Notes and The Collector's
Guide to Victor Records.
SUTTON is the author of numerous books and articles
on early American recordings and the recording industry, including
the Evolution of American Recording series, and is the
winner of the 2013 ARSC Lifetime Achievement Award.