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BLACK HILLS - South Dakota
June 3 - 8, 2018

          Encyclopedia of Disc Music Boxes 1881 - 1920
       A History,
          Catalog Raisonné,
                and Appreciation.
                    By Q. David Bowers
       An AMICA-International Publication

Encyclopedia of Disc Music Boxes
1881 - 1920
A History, Catalog Raisonné, and Appreciation

By "Q. David Bowers"

An AMICA Publication for 2017

Encyclopedia of Disc Music Boxes
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Consistent within AMICA's stated objective of " ... educating the public about the historical and cultural significance of automatic musical instruments.", AMICA is about to publish a new book Encyclopedia of Disc Music Boxes, authored by the elder statesman, Q. David Bowers. This book is of equal magnitude and importance to David's earlier monumental Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments, published in 1972, which is still an excellent reference. We anticipate going to print on this book in early February for delivery in March of 2017.

This high-quality book, with 43 chapters, 715 pages and some 1 ,600+ images, is a "must have" book for all AMICAns and others sharing an interest in disc music boxes. A classic coffee table type book to be prominently displayed in members' homes, it is certain to provoke interest in automatic musical instruments, and enhance membership numbers. After many years of gathering new information, David has skillfully traced the origins and development of disc music boxes from the 1880's to the early 1920's. This book contains information about disc-type music boxes made in Germany, Switzerland, America, and a few other places, much of which is new information not previously published. Each company has its own chapter, beginning with its history, publicity and news as reflected in German and American trade papers and elsewhere, followed by a listing of models in order by disc sizes, original catalogue illustrations, specifications, and other rarely found information. Throughout is a "gallery" of full color photographs showing examples from private collections and museums around the world.

AMICA members may purchase the book at a reduced price, up to 15 February, 2017. Members are encouraged to participate in this outstanding offering. Non-members may take advantage of this offer if they join AMICA, where they will also enjoy reduced prices for future books planned for release in 2017, and will receive six issues of The AMICA Bulletin.

- Terry Smythe

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Joe Orens (AMICA Treasurer)
8917 Wooden Bridge Road
Potomac, MD. 20854-2448

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