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Marble Book Bibliography

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Courtesy of David Chamberlain
  • Barrett, Marilyn – AGGIES, IMMIES, SHOOTERS & SWIRLS: The Magical World of Marbles Little, Brown & Co. (2000) 4th pt. ISBN: 0-8212-2001-2 Superior photography, great overview.
  • Bavin, William – A POOKETBOOK OF MARBLES (1991) Outline Press, Great Britain, A charming 32 pg. Hardback book.
  • Baumann, Paul – Collecting Antique Marbles (1999) 3rd Edit. Krause Pub. ISBN: 0-87341-734-0 Long awaited and impressive!
  • Block, Robert – MARBLES IDENTIFICATION & PRICE GUIDE (1999) 3RD Edit. Schiffer Pub. ISBN: 0-7643-0454-2 A must book for the collector! Bit of a standard.
  • Block, Stanley – MARBLE MANIA (1998) Schiffer Pub. ISBN: 0-7643-0014-8 Fantastic! A joy to behold. Wow!
  • Block, Stanley – MARBLES, PLAYING FOR FUN AND KEEPS: TIME?LIFE The Encyclopedia of collectibles, L-M Lalique to Marbles pgs. 151-161 (1979) BSA – Irving TX Marbles: CUB SCOUT SPORTS (1991) ISBN: 0-8395-2158-8 #2158
  • Carskadden and Gartley – CHINAS-HAND-PAINTED MARBLES OF THE LATE 19TH CENTURY, The Muskingum Valley Archaeological Survey, c/o The Carskadden Optical Co. 24So. 6th St., Zanesville, OH 43701 (1990) ISBN: 0-9623961-0-3
  • Carskadden & Gartley – COLONIAL PERIOD & EARLY 19TH CENTURY CHILDREN’S TOY MARBLES (1998) ISBN: 0-9626931-8-9 A significant & definitive study of ceramic and stone toy marbles.
  • Castle and Petersen – COLLECTABLE MACHINE-MADE MARBLES, Identification and Price Guide (1989) 2nd Pt. ISBN: 0-962418500-1 Utah Marble Connection, PO Box 1857, Ogden UT 84402 This book started it all for machine-made marbles!
  • Castle and Petersen – MARBLES THE GUIDE TO MACHINE-MADE MARBLES (1995) 2nd Edit. ISBN; 0-9624185-2-8
  • Castle and Petersen – GUIDE TO CAT’S-EYE MARBLES (1998) ISBN: 0-9624185-3-6 Contact: Marlow Petersen, 1275 N. Ash DR., Layton, UT 84040 Cat’s-eye marbles gain respect and come to the fore!
  • Chevat, Richie – THE MARBLE BOOK (1996) Workman Pub. ISBN: 0-7611-0449-6 (Includes a separate box w/32 marbles and bag.
  • Cohill, Michael – CHRISTENSEN AND THE PERFECT GLASS BALL MACHINE / AMERICA’S FIRST MACHINE-MADE GLASS TOY MARBLE FACTORY (1990) Vol. 1, Series 1 Group Ideate Pub., 453 � E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44303
  • Dickson, Paul – KIDS AND COLLECTORS ARE STILL KNUCKING DOWN TO BUSSINESS, Smithsonian Magazine, April 1988, pgs. 94-103 and a color cover of Bert Cohen’s collection! Great issue!
  • Ely, Bill – THE SULPHIDE MARBLE-HANDBOOK (1985) 134 W. Mulberry, San Antonio, TX 78212
  • Ferretti, Fred – THE GREAT AMERICAN MARBLE BOOK (1973) Workman Pub. Co. NYC Great American Trading Co. The Official Rule and Game Book York PA 17402 24pg. Booklet
  • Grist, Everett – ANTIGUE & COLLECTABLE MARBLES IDENTIFACATION & VALUES, also MACHINE-MADE & CONTEMPORY MARBLES and THE BIG BOOK OF MARBLES. (1990’s) Collectors Books, PO 3009, Paducah, KY 42002-3009
  • Hardy, Roger – THE COMPLETE LINE OF AKRO AGATE CO. (1992) plus new price guide. Revised 2nd Edit. (1998). Roger & Claudia, 10 Bailey ST., Clarksburg, WV 26301-2524
  • Ingram, Clara – THE COLLECTOR’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANTIQUE MARBLES (1972)
  • Keeton, Floyd –ALL ABOUT MARBLES (1986) F. Keeton, Red Oak, IA 51566
  • The Klutz Book of Marbles – (1989) Many Printings! Klutz Press, 2121 Staunton Ct., Palo Alto. CA 94306 Comes with a bag of marbles! ISBN: 0-932592-22-8/J Cassidy.
  • MARBLES: THE POCKET BOOK OF MARBLE COLLECTING, HISTORY AND GAMES – London; Outline Press Ltd. (1991) Hardback. Delightful little book.
  • Randall, Mark – MARBLES AS HISTORICAL ARTIFACT (1979) MCSA, PO Box 222, Trumbull, CT 06611
  • Randall, and Webb – GREENBURG’S GUIDE TO MARBLES (1988) Greenburg Pub. 7566 Main St., Sykesville, MD 21784 ISBN: 0-89778-069-8
  • Ray, Gene – MR. MARBLES- MARBLES FOR EVERYONE, Knuckle Pool Co., PO 40302 St, Petersburg, FL 33743 Late 1970’s
  • Scudamore and Levine – MARBLE PLAYERS GUIDE (1998) Sterling Pub. ISBN: 0-8069-6257-7 Cool book for kids w/ great color illustrations!
  • Runyan-Svacina, Cathy – KNUCKLES DOWN! A FUN GUIDE TO MARBLE PLAY Right Brain Pub. 7812 NW Hampton Rd., Kansas City, MO 64152 (1990) A classic guide by the “Marble Lady!”
  • Smith, Linda – LOST MARBLES Country Home Magazine April 1991 pgs. 92-95
  • Terison and Morrison – MARBLES IDENTIFACATION & PRICE GUIDE (1960’s) The earliest book on marbles! Beverly Brule, PO Box 206, Northborough, MA O1532
  • Webb, Dennis – GREENBURG’S GUILD TO MARBLES (1994) 2ND Edit. ISBN: 0-89778-330-1 Greenberg Pub. Co. Waukesha, WI 53187 (21027 Crossroads Circle.) A must book for serious marble collectors!
  • Williams, Harland – YOU’VE LOST YOUR MARBLES “Lickety Split” (1988) ISBN: 0-88625-178-8 Hayes Pub. Ltd. Delightful children’s story book! Please, thank David for writing this wonderful marble book bibliography!

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