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Books about Rolleicord and Rolleiflex TLR cameras

Deschin, Jacob. Rollei Photography : handbook of the Rolleiflex and Rolleicord Cameras. San Francisco: Camera Craft Pub. Co, 1952. Detailed instructions on the operation and handling of Rolleiflex and Rolleicord cameras, including all accessories.

Doering, Wolf H. Die Rolleicord-Fibel. Harzburg : Heering, 1940. This book was also published in 1936 and 1938. Published in German only.

Emanuel, Walter Daniel, 1908. Rolleicord guide : how to make full use of any Rolleicord camera. London : Focal Press, 1957. (1st edition, November 1957).

Emanuel, Walter Daniel, 1908. Rolleiflex guide : how to use all the Twin-lens 2 1/4×2 1/4 Rolleiflex, Rollei-Magic, and 1 5/8×1 5/8 Rolleiflex models. London : Focal Press, 1969. (37th edition).

Evans, Arthur G. Collectors guide to Rollei cameras. Grantsburg, Wis. : Centennial Photo Service, 1986.

Frerk, Friedrich Willy. Rolleiflex guide : how to use Rolleiflexes and Rolleicords. New York : Transatlantic Arts, 1945. On cover: The Camera guide.

Heering, Walther, 1902. Das Rolleiflex-Buch : Lehrbuch fur Rolleiflex und Rolleicord. Harzburg, 1936. If you read German this is an excellent handbook that not only covers the Rollei cameras and accessories on the market at that time but also describes techniques for composing pictures and using filtres.

Heering, Walther. The Rollei Book : A Textbook for the Use of Rolleiflex and Rolleicord. Vaduz [Liechtenstein]: Heering Publications, 1954.

Heering, Walther. The Golden Book of the Rolleiflex. Harzburg: Dr. W. Heering, 1936. “Published in German, English, and French. In order to facilitate reference, the illustrations are numbered uniformly in all versions, viz. from 53 to 180. This volume contains text pages 1-20 and plates 53-180”–P. 20. “Winners in the European 1935 rolleiflex-rolleicord-competition”: p. 14-19.

Henle, Fritz, and George B. Wright. Fritz Henle’s Guide to Rollei Photography. New York: Studio Publications, Inc. in association with Thomas Y. Crowell Co, 1956.

Henle, Fritz, with H. M. Kinzer. A new guide to Rollei photography. New York : Viking Press, 1965. “A Studio book”.

Mannheim, Ladislaus Andrew, 1925. The Rollei way : the Rolleiflex and Rolleicord photographer’s companion. London, Focal Press [1954?]. Contributors: John Gay, Hugo von Wadenoyen, Baron W. Suschitzky, Erich Auerbach, Howard Byrne, Bill Brandt. My library actually has the 9th edition, April 1970.

Parker, Ian. Complete Collector’s Guide to the Rollei TLR : Listing All Known Rollei TLR Camers 1928-1994. St. Helier: Hove Foto Books, 1993.

Pearlman, Alec. Rollei Handbook. London: Fountain Press, 1956.

Pearlman, Alec. Rollei Manual: The Complete Book of Twin-Lens Photography. London: Fountain Press, 1955.

Tydings, Kenneth S. The modern Rolleiflex and Rolleicord guide. New York : Greenberg, c1952. Published as part of The Modern camera guide series.

Tydings, Kenneth S. Advanced Rolleiflex and Rolleicord guide. Philadelphia: Chilton Co., Book Division, 1960.


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