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  1. Good morning Dear,

    Actually, I am looking for one of your 78 rpm record which is ” Sūrat Yūsuf (qur’ān) / Al-sit Wadūdah al-Minyalāwī (Victor 73429-A), HOLLIS # 015110434″. is it for sale.


  2. Hi

    I’m trying to find baidaphon arabic record catalogs from the first half of the 20th century, particularly the acoustic era. Naturally I’d love to find originals, but for my research – copies are perfectly fine. (physical or digital).
    do you know of a source for these?


  3. Hello,I am interesting in old 78 rpm Arabic records ,So please I want buy any catalogue or supplements about Arabic records and please how I can find it , how much and how to pay , catalogue about Arab record companies, such as Baidaphon or HMV . Columbia . Odeon .Especily I prefer The Arabian Peninsula .Such Iraq.Kuwait .Saudi Arabia.Yemen.Etc…Thanks with my best regards.Masad .Jeddah.Saudi Arabia

  4. Peter Laurence

    May 14, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Dear Omar,

    Thank you for writing about the Wadūdah al-Minyalāwī disc (Victor 73429-A), but it is not for sale.


  5. Peter Laurence

    May 14, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Dear Bill,

    We don’t have any Baidaphon catalogs, but I’ve written to several colleagues. If I can locate one from the acoustic era, I will let you know.


  6. Peter Laurence

    May 15, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Dear Bill,

    The consensus is that no copies of acoustic era Baidaphon catalogs are known to have survived.


  7. Peter Laurence

    May 15, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Dear Masad,

    Early Arabic catalogs are scarce, but below is a scan of the Arabic section in a German Gramophone Company catalog (April 1905):

    We also have an early Odeon Arabic catalog (c. 1923) in our collection, but it is not for sale and must be consulted here in the library.

    Others would likely be in institutional collections or in the hands of private collectors.


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