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Antique and Collectible Marbles
Everett Grist
0891454888
Nov 1991
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Collecting Antique Marbles: Identification and Price Guide
Paul Baumann
0873498224
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Marbles evoke memories of childhood and simpler times; perhaps this is why they are collected with such enthusiasm! Marble fans won?t want to go without this fantastic reference, which has been the standard collecting guide since its first publication nearly 35 years ago. Collecting Antique Marbles not only provides up-to-date pricing information, it provides collecting tips and advice on the hobby every collector should know.This long-awaited 4th edition provides a full-color look at the rarest and most collectible marbles in the world, aiding in identification and giving marble enthusiasts an eyeful of what?s out there. A history of marble types and manufacturers is included in the book, as well as important information on spotting fakes and reproductions. A new chapter on Carpet Bowls joins updated chapters on...


Marbles: Identification and Price Guide
Robert S. Block
0764315749
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Here again is the fascinating world of marbles, newly revised. Indians, Aggies, Steelies, and more...every major category of marble is presented in this new and exciting guide. Included are old handmade marbles of glass, earthenware, minerals, and steel; machine-made marbles and their manufacturers; and contemporary handmade glass marbles by artisans recapturing the old styles and creating exciting new styles all their own. Marble pricing is explained in detail. The author describes the four factors to look for when determining the value of a marble, and presents an accurate guide to today's market.

About the Author
Robert Block has been collecting, appraising and dealing in marbles for many years. He has spoken to numerous historical societies and marble meets, and runs live...


Aggies, Immies, Shooters, and Swirls: The Magical World of Marbles
Marilyn Barrett
0821220012


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Marble Collectors Handbook
Robert S. Block
0764323318
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Over 580 beautiful color photos display a stunning array of contemporary handmade and design marbles by a variety of talented artists, along with handmade, and machine-made examples. Swirl, Clambroth, Banded Opaque, Indian, Lutz, End of Day, and Single-gather handmade marble designs are featured, along with machine-made examples by M.F. Christensen & Son, Christensen Agate, Akro Agate, Peltier, Master Marble, Marble King, Ravenswood, and Vitro Agate. Also included are original marble packaging, games, and tournament pins. The useful text provides essential information on marble valuation, definitions of marble conditions from mint to collectible, tables with pricing for a wide variety of marbles by size, form, and condition, and current values in the captions. This book is essential for every marble fan!


Everett Grist's Big Book of Marbles: a Comprehensive Identification & Value Guide for Both Antique and Machine-Made Marbles
Everett Grist
1574324993
February 2006
Hardcover
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Marble Mania
Stanley A. Block
0764300148
February 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The hobby of marble collecting is still in its infancy, with plenty of room for growth in all areas and for new collectors. Marble Maniar is the definitive photographic guide to collecting. This book incorporates over 1,300 color photographs, as well as an in-depth text covering the main areas of interests and information on marble manufacturers. Here are marbles made of stone, minerals, and materials other than glass; early handmade, machine-made, and contemporary handmade glass marbles; games, toys, and other uses for marbles. A glossary of terms; bibliography; lists of clubs, societies, marbles shows; and a list of museums with marble collections are included as well as a list of winners of the U. S. National Marble Tournaments since their inception. A value guide is included for each marble shown.


Classic Interior Design: Using Period Features in Today's Home
Henrietta Henrietta Spencer-Churchill
0847825582
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This beautifully illustrated guide from top interior designer Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill reveals the best of architectural and furnishing detail from England and America's most enduring decorating styles of the last 400 years.

A companion volume to her 2001 Classic Design Styles, this book focuses on architectural details from seven distinct historical eras and identifies the vital details of each period. Carved stone fireplaces, marble columns, tapestry wall hangings, eighteenth-century windows, and plain and painted plaster wall finishes, as well as cushions, tassels, and curtains are all detailed with an eye to applying them to our homes today.

With in-depth historical surveys of each period, illustrated feature by feature, the book is filled with beautiful photographs and hundreds of...


Encyclopedia of Modern Marbles, Spheres, and Orbs
Mark P. Block
076432294X
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This beautiful and thought-provoking reference explores the close relationships among contemporary studio art glass marbles, spheres, and orbs and their predecessors, the marbles of childhood, as well as areas of significant divergence. Over 900 gorgeous color photos display the vast range available today, including handmade and machine-made marbles, edition types, regular stock, open edition production stock, prototypes, limited editions, experimental works, and studio glass. Many rare and historical examples are shown. The thorough and engaging text provides a history of the studio glass movement, manufacturing processes, artists' marks, essential information on building and caring for a collection, and methods of valuing items in a collection. Also included are a glossary, a bibliography, an index, and values in the...


Contemporary Marbles and Related Art Glass (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Mark P. Block
0764311662
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Exquisite marbles produced by more than 130 artists and craftsmen are represented in over 600 stunning color photographs. The thorough text includes an extensive and detailed look at the pioneers, current artists, and craftsmen of the contemporary handmade marble movement. The history and development of handmade marbles is reviewed in words and illustrations, beginning with the earliest use of decorative glass and moving forward to the influence studio glass founders brought to bear on the pioneers and current craftsmen of contemporary handmade marbles. Also included are tips for the purchase and care of fine marbles, an in-depth glossary, and a valuation guide. This book will be a joy for everyone fascinated with glass. Novice and experienced art glass and marble collectors alike will appreciate this beautiful book....


Marbles Illustrated: Prices at Auction
Robert Block
0764309706
January 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book provides a comprehensive guide to the actual selling prices of marbles during the past year. Utilizing a database of prices realized from over 6,000 marbles at auction during the past year, the author provides catalogue descriptions, pictures and values. Listings are categorized by marble type, allowing for easy reference for the collector.


Patience & Fortitude: Wherein a Colorful Cast of Determined Book Collectors, Dealers, and Librarians Go About the Quixotic Task of Preserving a Legacy
Nicholas A. Basbanes
0060514469
March 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A sequel of sorts to Basbanes's earlier A Gentle Madness (on the manic nature of bookselling and book-collecting), this copious volume takes its title from the formidable lions guarding the entrance to the main branch of the New York Public Library in Manhattan. Opening with the great libraries of the past, from Alexandria to Pergamum and Glastonbury, Basbanes, former literary editor of the Worcester Sunday Telegram, segues into such venerable active libraries as those at the Vatican, Wolfenbottel and the universities of Durham, Leiden and Oxford. He visits with shrewd, sometimes eccentric book dealers who happily recount tales of bygone bibliophiles, and illustrates a variety of collections, from illuminated medieval manuscripts to volumes more valuable for who owned them than for binding or content. "I...


Greenberg's Guide to Marbles
Dennis Webb, Mark E. Randall
0897783301


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Midwest Book Review
Marbles are more than just toys. Not only can they be traced back to prehistoric times, but today they are found in modern art galleries. And many people have discovered the fascination of collecting marbles. Greenberg's Guide to Marbles: Second Edition, discusses marbles throughout history. It establishes a logical classification system for all types of U. S. marbles and some foreign marbles, and details how these marbles were made in the past and how they are made today. Every major U. S. marble type is identified from pre-colonial days to the present, most with full-color photographs. Other photographs of marble factories, machinery and tools, and drawings from original patents enhance the reader's understanding of how these miniature works of art are created. This edition also includes an updated bibliography,...


Antique Glass End-of-Day Marbles
Stanley A. Block
0764316303
July 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Nearly 900 beautiful color photographs display End of Day antique glass marbles produced, by glass artists after hours to prove their skill, during handmade marble's "Golden Age," from the mid-1880s through c. 1918. End of Day Cloud, English style, Joseph's Coat, and Onionskin marbles are presented in abundance. Among them are Paneled, Ribbon, Lobed, Shrunken Core, Mist, Submarine, and End of Cane examples, some featuring aventurine, lutz, or mica. As a bonus, examples of antique glass handmade marble Clearies, Lightning Strikes, Micas, Mosaics and Millefioris, Opaques and Semi Opaques, Paperweights, Patches, and Slags are also displayed. Rounding out this valuable resource are a glossary, bibliography, index, and tables providing current market values.

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