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    • #10563
      Peter Hyde
      Member

      Can I encourage others to contribute their suggestions about books to include in a bell book collection? I have a few but am always on the lookout for more.

      One of my most useful books is ‘Musical Handbells-A comprehensive history of the bells and their founders by William Butler. Particularly interesting is the history of many famous founders in the UK. Not aware of a similar USA or world equivalent. Another favourite is ‘In praise of bells’ by John Camp. Many entertaining anecdotes about bell enthusiasts.

      What are your special favourites and why?

      Regards

    • #13027
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      My top three favorites are:

      Collectible Bells, Treasures of Sight and Sound by Donna S. Baker, a Schiffer Book for Collectors.

      More Collectible Bells, Classic to Contemporary by Donna S. Baker, a Schiffer Book for Collectors.

      Glass Bells by A.A. Trinidad, Jr., a Schiffer Book for Collectors.

      All of these books have gorgeous color photos and are great for people who are trying to identify bells.

    • #13028
      noddin_nancy
      Participant

      What about the Dorothy Anthony books!

    • #13029
      Peter Hyde
      Member

      Thanks for the response, but here in the UK I know nothing of these books. So what are they titled, and why are they good?

    • #13030
      bellhistory
      Member

      Bell book lovers 😯
      Metal bells from the Forbes collection can be found in “A GUIDE TO THE HISTORIC BELLS OF MAS. A.S.C. FORBES”. For the wooden bell collectors “THE MISSION BELLS THAT NEVER RANG”. A history, w/ neat pictures, of some LARGE 150 year old wooden bells in California. intrested ❓ talk to me 😆
      Max ➡ erline@covad.net

    • #13031
      Frank
      Participant

      @Peter Hyde wrote:

      Thanks for the response, but here in the UK I know nothing of these books. So what are they titled, and why are they good?

      Peter, they have great photos, just as excellent explanations of manufacture. In fact great reference all around. They are also pricing guides. I bought a couple for my wife and will try to complete acquiring the series.
      I’m pretty sure you could find them at the convention near Chicago next month. Take a bird across the pond and meet us. I’ll buy you an American beer. 😉
      Frank
      p.s. I know much easier said than done. If the convention were in London, we couldn’t afford the trip.

    • #13032
      bobbam
      Participant

      Peter
      check the advert in the latest (May/June 07) Bell Tower, page 46.
      Ms. Anthony’s available books are shown and sold by her son, Alan.
      Other past issues are often at the convention.
      Bob

    • #13033
      bobbam
      Participant

      Carolyn

      There’s also Al Trinidad’s later book Collectible Glass Bells of the World, 2003, published by Shiffer, available online

      Bob

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