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MARBLE BOOK BIBLIOGRAPHY

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 DAVID CHAMBERLAIN

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POPULAR AMERICAN MARBLES
Discusses the origin of - and history of - popular American Marbles. Complete with a 2007 Price Guide.
Dean Six, Susie Metzler and Michael Johnson
2007 Library of Congress Control Number 2006934288
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AMERICAN MACHINE MADE MARBLES
Identification, History, and Price Guide for American machine-made marbles. $29.95
Dean Six, Susie Metzler and Michael Johnson
2006 Library of Congress Control Number 2006924844


A MAN AND HIS MARBLES
Monograph #2 by Museum of American Glass Volunteer: L.E. Alley
Illustrations, trade journal quotes, and the first in depth look at Lawrence Alley, a major force in glass marbles, children’s dishes, and other facets of WV glass in the first half of the 20th century.


RAVENSWOOD NOVELTY WORKS
Monograph #9 by a Museum Volunteer: RAVENSWOOD NOVELTY WORKS: Marble Manufacturer.
This volume shows in COLOR a selection of the types of marbles manufactured by Ravenswood Novelty from the 1930s to the 1950s. A four page company catalog, view of the factory building and the most extensive research notes known are all included as well as a discussion of documented products, sizes, colors and explorations of possible products.


ALPHABETICAL by AUTHOR

The Magical World of Marbles
Barrett, Marilyn
AGGIES, JIMMIES, SHOOTERS and SWIRLS
2000 4th Edit. Little, Brown & Co. ISBN: 0-8212-2001-2
Superior photography, great overview.


A POCKETBOOK OF MARBLES
Bavin, William
1991 Outline Press, Great Britain
A charming 32 pg. Hardback book.


COLLECTING ANTIQUE MARBLES
Baumann, Paul
1999 3rd Edit. Krause Pub. ISBN: 0-87341-734-0
Long awaited and impressive!


MARBLES IDENTIFICATION & PRICE GUIDE
Block, Robert
1999 3rd Edit. Schiffer Pub. ISBN: 0-7643-0454-2
A must book for the collector! Bit of a standard.

MARBLE MANIA
Block, Stanley
1998 Schiffer Pub. ISBN:0-7643-0014-8
Fantastic! A joy to behold. Wow!


MARBLES, PLAYING FOR FUN AND KEEPS: TIME-LIFE series - The Encyclopedia of collectibles
Block, Stanley
1979 see pages 151-161 (L-M Lalique to Marbles)


Irving TX Marbles: CUB SCOUT SPORTS
BSA
1991 ISBN:0-8395-2158-8 #2158


CHINAS-HAND-PAINTED MARBLES OF THE LATE 19TH CENTURY
Carskadden and Gartley
1990 The Muskingum Valley Archaeological Survey, c/o The Carskadden Optical Co., 24 So. 6th St., Zanesville, OH 43701 ISBN: 0-9623961-0-3


COLONIAL PERIOD & EARLY 19TH CENTURY CHILDREN'S TOY MARBLES 1998
Carskadden & Gartley
ISBN: 0-9626931-8-9


A significant & definitive study of ceramic and stone toy marbles.

COLLECTABLE MACHINE-MADE MARBLES, Identification and Price Guide(1989) 2nd Pt. ISBN: 0-962418500-1
Castle and Petersen
Utah Marble Connection, PO Box 1857, Ogden UT 84402
This book started it all for machine-made marbles!


MARBLES THE GUIDE TO MACHINE-MADE MARBLES (1995) 2nd Edit.
Castle and Petersen ISBN; 0-9624185-2-8

GUIDE TO CAT'S-EYE MARBLES (1998)
Castle and Petersen 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!

THE MARBLE BOOK
Chevat, Richie
(1996) Workman Pub. ISBN: 0-7611-0449-6
Includes a separate box w/32 marbles and bag.

CHRISTENSEN AND THE PERFECT GLASS BALL MACHINE / AMERICA'S FIRST MACHINE-MADE GLASS TOY MARBLE FACTORY Cohill, Michael (1990) Vol. 1,
Series 1 Group Ideate Pub., 453 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44303

KIDS AND COLLECTORS ARE STILL KNUCKLING DOWN TO BUSINESS (1988)
April - Smithsonian Magazine, pgs. 94-103 and a color cover of Bert Cohen's collection!
Dickson, Paul Great issue!

THE SULPHIDE MARBLE-HANDBOOK (1985)
Ely, Bill
134 W. Mulberry
San Antonio, TX 78212

THE GREAT AMERICAN MARBLE BOOK
Ferretti, Fred
(1973) Workman Pub. Co. NYC Great American Trading Co.
The Official Rule and Game Book York PA 17402
24pg. Booklet

ANTIQUE COLLECTABLE MARBLES IDENTIFICATION& VALUES Grist, Everett
(1990) Collectors Books, PO 3009, Paducah, KY 42002-3009

MACHINE-MADE & CONTEMPORARY MARBLES
(1990) Collectors Books, PO 3009, Paducah, KY 42002-3009
Grist, Everett

THE BIG BOOK OF MARBLES.
(1990) Collectors Books, PO 3009, Paducah, KY 42002-3009
Grist, Everett

THE COMPLETE LINE OF AKRO AGATE CO (1992)
plus new price guide. Revised 2nd Edit. (1998).
Hardy, Roger
Roger & Claudia
10 Bailey ST., Clarksburg, WV 26301-2524

THE COLLECTOR'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANTIQUE MARBLES (1972)
Ingram, Clara

ALL ABOUT MARBLES (1986)
Keeton, Floyd
F. Keeton,
Red Oak, IA 51566

THE KLUTZ BOOK OF MARBLES (1989)
Klutz Many Printings! ISBN: 0-932592-22-8/J Cassidy.
Klutz Press, 2121 Staunton Ct., Palo Alto. CA 94306
Comes with a bag of marbles!

MARBLES: THE POCKET BOOK OF MARBLE COLLECTING, HISTORY AND GAMES (1991)
London; Outline Press Ltd.
Hardback. Delightful little book.

MARBLES AS HISTORICAL ARTIFACT (1979) MCSA,
Randall, Mark
PO Box 222, Trumbull, CT 06611

GREENBURG'S GUIDE TO MARBLES (1988)
Randall, and Webb
Greenburg Pub. 7566 Main St., Sykesville, MD 21784
ISBN: 0-89778-069-8

MR. MARBLES- MARBLES FOR EVERYONE (Late 1970's)
Ray, Gene
Knuckle Pool Co., PO 40302, Saint Petersburg, FL 33743

MARBLE PLAYERS GUIDE (1998)
Scudamore and Levine
Sterling Pub. ISBN: 0-8069-6257-7
Cool book for kids w/ great color illustrations!

KNUCKLES DOWN! A FUN GUIDE TO MARBLE PLAY (1990)
Runyan-Svacina, Cathy
Right Brain Pub. 7812 NW Hampton Rd., Kansas City, MO 64152
A classic guide by the "Marble Lady!"

LOST MARBLES(1991)
April issue of Country Home Magazine, pgs. 92-95

Smith, Linda

MARBLES IDENTIFICATION & PRICE GUIDE (1960's)
Terison and Morrison
Beverly Brule
PO Box 206, Northborough, MA O1532
The earliest book on marbles!

GREENBURG'S GUIDE TO MARBLES 1994) 2ND Edit.
Webb, Dennis
ISBN: 0-89778-330-1
Greenberg Pub. Co. Waukesha, WI 53187 (21027 Crossroads Circle.)
A must book for serious marble collectors!

YOU'VE LOST YOUR MARBLES "Lickety Split" (1988)
Williams, Harland
ISBN: 0-88625-178-8 Hayes Pub. Ltd.
Delightful children's story book!

Please, thank David for compiling this wonderful marble book bibliography
David Chamberlain
PO BOX 5222
SANTA CRUZ, CA 95063-5222