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Bibliography of Rollographies
By Matthew Caulfield

Here is a list of the published rollographies I am aware of, including
one, by the late Charles Davis Smith, for the Duo-Art.

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 Author:        Obenchain, Elaine.
 Title:         The complete catalog of Ampico Reproducing
                  Piano rolls / Elaine Obenchain.
 Published:     New York : American Piano Co., c1977.
 Description:   ix, 197 p. ; 29 cm.
 LC Call No.:   ML158 .A466
 Dewey No.:     016.7899/12
 ISBN:          0960117210 : $20.00
 Subjects:      Player-piano rolls -- Catalogs.
                Ampico reproducing piano.
 Other authors: Ampico Reproducing Piano, East Rochester, N.Y.
 Card No.:      77-022349

 **********

 Author:        Billings, Ginny.
 Title:         The Billings rollography : player piano music
                   from 1917 to 1934 / Ginny and Bob Billings.
 Published:     Belmont, CA (1518 Sunnyslope Ave., Belmont
                  94002) : Rock Soup, c1990-c1995.
 Description:   5 v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
 LC Call No.:   ML158 .B5 1990
 Dewey No.:     016.7866/6 20
 Notes:         Includes indexes.
 Contents:      v. 1. QRS Word Rolls, 99-6000 -- v. 2. Recordo
                   and its kin -- v. 3. Pianists -- v. 4. QRS
                   Word Rolls, #6000-#11000, Q series, Celeb-
                   rity series, XP series, 1934-1994 -- v. 5.
                   QRS history, pianists & memorabilia, 1934-
                   1994.
 Subjects:      Player-piano rolls -- Catalogs.
                Pianists -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
                QRS Music Rolls, Inc.
 Other authors: Billings, Bob.
 Card No.:      91-142118

 ************

 Author:        Smith, Charles Davis.
 Title:         Duo-Art piano music : a complete classified
                   catalog of music recorded for the Duo-Art
                  reproducing piano / compiled and annotated
                  by Charles Davis Smith.
 Published:     Monrovia, Calif. (625 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia
                   91016) : Player Shop, c1987.
 Description:   325 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
 LC Call No.:   ML158 .A4 1987
 Dewey No.:     016.789/72 19
 Notes:         "The Aeolian Company, Aeolian Hall, New York,
                   London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Melbourne,
                   Sidney."
                Bibliography: p. 322-335.
 Subjects:      Player-piano rolls -- Catalogs.
                Duo-Art reproducing piano.
 Other authors: Aeolian Company.
 Card No.:      88-164668

 ***************

 Author:        Smith, Charles Davis.
 Title:         The Welte-Mignon : its music and musicians / by
                   Charles Davis Smith and Richard James Howe.
 Published:     Vestal, N.Y. : Published by Vestal Press for
                   the Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors'
                   Association, 1994.
 Description:       p.      cm.
 LC Call No.:   ML158 .S65 1994
 Dewey No.:     016.7866/6/0266 20
 ISBN:          1879511177
 Notes:         "Complete catalogue of Welte-Mignon reproducing
                   piano recordings, 1905-1932; historical
                   overview of companies and individuals;
                  biographical essays on the recording artists
                   and composers."
                Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Subjects:      Player-piano rolls -- Catalogs.
                Welte-Mignon Corporation -- Catalogs.
                Welte-Mignon Corporation -- History.
 Other authors: Howe, Richard J.
 Card No.:      94-012027

 ************

 Author:        International Piano Archives at Maryland.
 Title:         Catalog of the reproducing piano roll
                   collection, International Piano Archives at
                   Maryland / prepared by the International
                   Piano Archives at Maryland.
 Published:     College Park, Md. : University of Maryland,
                   1983.
 Description:   xii, 281 p. ; 27 cm.
 Series:        Publications of the Music Library, University
                   of Maryland at College Park ; no. 2
 LC Call No.:   ML158 .I58 1983
 Dewey No.:     789/.72/07415241 19
 ISBN:          0918512042 : $25.00
 Notes:         Includes indexes.
 Subjects:      Player-piano rolls -- Catalogs.
 Card No.:      83-012336

 *************

 Title:         The Classical reproducing piano roll : a
                   catalogue-index / compiled by Larry Sitsky.
 Published:     New York : Greenwood Press, 1990.
 Description:   2 v. ; 25 cm.
 LC Call No.:   ML158 .C6 1990
 Dewey No.:     016.7862/026 20
 ISBN:          0313254966 (set)
                031327312X (v. 1 : alk. paper)
                0313273138 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
 Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (v. 2).
 Contents:      Vol. 1. Composers -- v. 2. Pianists.
 Subjects:      Player-piano rolls -- Catalogs.
                Player piano.
 Other authors: Sitsky, Larry.
 Card No.:      89-028651

 *************

 Author:        Montgomery, Mike.
 Title:         Columbia, Capitol, Supertone, and Challenge
                   word roll catalog / compiled by Mike
                   Montgomery.
 Published:     [S.l. : s.n., 1984?]
 Description:   1 v. (loose-leaf) : ill. ; 24 x 33 cm.
 LC Call No.:   ML158 .M65 1984
 Dewey No.:     016.78/026/6 20
 Notes:         Includes index.
 Subjects:      Player-piano rolls -- Catalogs.
 Card No.:      89-100429

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If anyone knows of others, please add to the list.

Matthew Caulfield


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