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Six, Dean; Metzler, Susie and Johnson, Michael POPULAR AMERICAN MARBLES
(2007) Library of Congress Control Number 2006934288
Discusses the origin of - and history of - popular American Marbles. Complete with a 2007 Price Guide. Latest MUST-HAVE book $14.95
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Six, Dean; Metzler, Susie and Johnson, Michael AMERICAN MACHINE MADE MARBLES
(2006) Library of Congress Control Number 2006924844

Identification, History, and Price Guide for American machine-made marbles. $29.95
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Museum of American Glass Monograph #2 by a Museum Volunteer: L.E. Alley: A MAN AND HIS MARBLES
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. Our price $12 donation if you are a nonmember
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Museum of American Glass 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. Our price $14 donation if you are a nonmember
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ALPHABETICAL by AUTHOR

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

Bavin, William A POCKETBOOK 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 series - The Encyclopedia of collectibles
(1979) see pages 151-161 (L-M Lalique to Marbles )

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
(1990) The Muskingum Valley Archaeological Survey, c/o The Carskadden Optical Co., 24 So. 6th St., Zanesville, OH 43701 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 KNUCKLING DOWN TO BUSINESS
(1988) April - Smithsonian Magazine, 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 ANTIQUE& COLLECTABLE MARBLES IDENTIFICATION& VALUES
(1990) Collectors Books, PO 3009, Paducah, KY 42002-3009

Grist, Everett 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

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

Klutz THE KLUTZ BOOK OF MARBLES
(1989) 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.

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,
(Late 1970's) Knuckle Pool Co., PO 40302, Saint Petersburg, FL 33743

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
(1990) Right Brain Pub. 7812 NW Hampton Rd., Kansas City, MO 64152
A classic guide by the "Marble Lady!"

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

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

Webb, Dennis GREENBURG'S GUIDE 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 compiling this wonderful marble book bibliography!

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