Bell Reference Books              

(The following books have been used by ABA members for bell research. The American Bell Association does not officially endorse the publications listed.)

NEW  “Bells” Music, Art, Culture, and Politics from Around the World  by Jaan Whitehead

Anthony, Dorothy Malone, Bells, Now and Long Ago, (no publisher named in book), 1995

Anthony, Dorothy Malone, Bell Tidings, (no copyright, publisher, or date named in book)

Anthony, Dorothy Malone, Bell Treasures, (no copyright, publisher, or date named in book)

Anthony, Dorothy Malone, Legendary Bells, (no copyright, publisher, or date named in book)

Anthony, Dorothy Malone, More Bell Lore, (no copyright, publisher, or date named in book)

Anthony, Dorothy Malone, The Lure of Bells, (no copyright, publisher, or date named in book)

Anthony, Dorothy Malone, The World of Bells, Wallace-Homestead Book Co., Des Moines, Iowa, 1971

Anthony, Dorothy Malone, World of Bells No. 2, Wallace-Homestead Book Co., Des Moines, Iowa, 1974

Anthony, Dorothy Malone, World of Bells No. 3, Wallace-Homestead Book Co., Des Moines, Iowa, 1977

Anthony, Dorothy Malone, World of Bells No. 4, (no copyright, publisher, or date named in book)

Anthony, Dorothy Malone, World of Bells No. 5, (no copyright, publisher, or date named in book)

Anthony, Dorothy Malone, World of Collectible Bells, (no copyright, publisher, or date named in book)

Bailey, Bernadine, Bells, Bells, Bells, Dodd, Mead & Company, NY, 1978

Baker, Donna S., Collectible Bells, Treasures of Sight and Sound, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA, 1998

Baker, Donna S., More Collectible Bells, Classic to Contemporary, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA, 1999

Banister, Judith, English Silver Hall-Marks: Including the Marks of Origin on Scottish & Irish Silver Plate, Gold, Platinum & Sheffield Plate: With 500 of the More Important Makers Marks from 1697-1900 (Dealer Guides), Wallace Homestead Publishers, 1975

Batchelder, Samuel, Poetry of the Bells, Riverside Press, 1858 (Note: There have been several printings of this book by different publishing companies.)

Boland, Ring in the Jubilee: The Epic of America’s Liberty Bell, Michael Charles 1973, The Chatham Press, Inc., Riverside, CT, 2010

Bicker, Manfred, Collecting Push Bells, Pro Business Publications Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2012

Bicker, Manfred, Collecting Table Bells, Pro Business Publications Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013

Bicker, Manfred, P. Tereszczuk: Sculptor of Vienna Bronzes, Pro Business Publications Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2012

Bigelow, Arthur Lynds, The Acoustically Balanced Carillon, Department of Graphics, School of Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 1961

British Assay Offices, Hallmarks on Gold, Silver and Platinum, Belmar Editions Ltd, 1980

Butler, William, Musical Handbells: A Comprehensive History of the Bells and their Founders, Phillimore & Co. Ltd, England, 2000

Camp, John, Bell Ringing: Chimes-Carillons-Handbells: the World of the Bell and the Ringer, A. S. Barnes and Company, New York. 1974

Camp, John, Discovering Bells and Bellringing, Shire Publications Ltd., Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, UK

Camp, John, In Praise of Bells: The Folklore and Traditions of British Bells, Robert Hale, London, 1988

Chinese Bell Museum, Ancient Bells, Quan Jinyun, Series of the Gem of Beijing Cultural Relics, Chinese Bell Museum, Beijing, China, 1999

Coe, Debbie and Randy, Fenton Art Glass, Colors and Hand-Decorated Patterns, 1939-1980, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2007

Coleman, Satis N., Bells, Their History, Legends, Making, and Uses, Rand McNally & Company, Rand McNally & Company, Chicago and NY, 1928

Coleman, Satis N., The Book of Bells, The John Day Company, NY, 1938

Dean, Marilyn Seely, More Than Just a Bell – A Musical Instrument, (no publisher given, printed in the United States of America), 1982

Fitzhugh, Bessie Lee, Bells Over Texas, Texas Western Press, El Paso, TX, 1955

Fletcher, Helen Jill, The First Book of Bells, Franklin Watts Inc., NY, NY, 1959

Goeppinger, Neil, Large Bells of America: History of Church Bells, Fire Bells, School Bells, Dinner Bells and Their Foundries, Neil W. Goeppinger, publisher, Suncoast Digital Press, Inc., 2016

Hatch, Eric, and Sloan, Eric, The Little Book of Bells, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, NY, 1964

Ingram, Tom Bells in England, David & Charles, London. 1954

Irtz, Hilma R., Figural Nodders, Collector Books, A Division of Schroeder Publishing Co., Inc., Schroeder Publishing Co., Inc., Paducah, KY, 1997

Keating, John D. Bells in Australia, Melbourne University Press. Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1979

Keldermans, Karel, Carillon: The evolution of a concert instrument in North America, Springfield Park District, Springfield, IL, 1996

Keldermans, Karel, Fenton Art Glass, A Centennial of Glass Making 1907-2007, Collector Books, a Division of Schroeder Publishing Co., Inc., Paducah, KY, 2005

Kurillo, Max and Tuttle, Erline, A Guide to the Historic Bells of Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes: With Additional Information on the California Bell Company, self-published, 2004

Kramer, Justin, Cast in America – The Historically Accurate, Exciting Story of the Liberty Bell, Justin Karmer Incorporated, Los Angeles, California, Printed by Delta Lithograph Company, Van Nuys, CA

Kurillo, Max and Tuttle, Erline, California’s El Camino Real and Its Historic Bells, Sunbelt Publications, Inc., San Diego, CA, 2000

Kurillo, Max and Tuttle, Erline, The Mission Bells That Never Rang, Borden Publishing Co., Los Angeles, CA, 1995

Lange, Anselm, Europäische Tischglocken, Minner-Verlag, Kornwestheim, Germany, 1981

Lehr, Andre, The Art of the Carillon in the Low Countries, Lannoo Publishers, Lannoo, Belgium, 1991

LeMaster, Janet, Nodders, Bobbers, Swingers and Springers

McDonald, Peter Big Ben: The Bell, the Clock and the Tower, Sutton Publishing Ltd, Phoenix Mill, Gloucestershire, England, 2004

Marcovitz, Hal, The Liberty Bell, Mason Crest Publishers, Philadelphia. Printed and bound in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 2003

McKay, Chris Big Ben: The Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of Westminster, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England, 2010

Meyer A. C., Travel Search for Bells, Lightner Publishing Co., Printed in U.S.A, 1944

Miller, Natalie, The Story of The Liberty Bell, Childrens Press, Chicago, 1965

Morris, Ernest, Bells of All Nations, Robert Hale, Ltd, London, England, 1951

Morris, Ernest, Tintinnabula, Ebenezer Baylis and Son, Limited, The Trinity Press, Worcester and London, 1959

Morrison, Gouverneur, Editor, Bells: Their History and Romance, (collected stories and poems), J. R. Rowny Press, Santa Barbara, CA, 1932

Nash, Gary B. The Liberty Bell, Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 2010

Neilson, Robyna, Robyna Neilson Ketchum Collection of Bells, Yale University Collection of Musical Instruments, New Haven, CT, 1975

Parry, Scott B., The Story of Handbells: Then History and Art of Handbell Ringing, Whittemore Associates, Boston, MA, 1957

Price, Percival, Bells & Man, Oxford University Press, Oxford, NY, Toronto, Melbourne, 1983

Price, Percival, Campanology, Europe, 1945-1947: A report on the condition of carillons on the continent of Europe as a result of the recent war, on the sequestration… The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 1948

Rice, William Gorham, Carillons of Belgium and Holland, Tower Music in the Low Countries, John Lane Company, NY, 1914

Rombouts, Luc, Singing Bronze: A History of Carillon Music, Leuven University Press, Leuven, Belgium, 2014

Spear, Jr., Nathaniel, A Treasury of Archaeological Bells, Chanticleer Press, Inc., NY, 1978

Speare, Eva A., Historic Bells in New Hampshire, Currier Printing Company, Littleton, NH, 1944

Springer, Lois E., Chimes: A Collection of Bell Poems, John F. Cuneo Company, Chicago, IL, 1949

Springer, L. Elsinore, That Vanishing Sound, by E. Elsinore Springer, Crown Publishers, Inc., NY, 1976

Springer, L. Elsinore, The Collector’s Book of Bells, Crown Publishers, Inc., NY, 1972

Sloane, Eric, The Sound of Bells, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY, 1966

Taber, Mary J. Bells: An Anthology, The Gorham Press, Boston, MA, 1912

Trinidad, Jr., A. A., American Glass Bells, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2010

Trinidad, Jr., A. A., Collectible Glass Bells of the World 2003 by A. A. Trinidad Jr., Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2003

Trinidad, Jr., A. A., Glass Bells, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2001

Trinidad, Jr., A. A., Glass Bells from Around the World, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2010

Tufts, Nancy Poore, The Art of Handbell Ringing, Abingdon Press, Nashville, TN, 1961

Unknown, The Bells and Crosses of the Mission Inn, Riverside, California, a guide booklet to the Frank A. Miller Mission Inn Collection of 271 bells and crosses housed at the Mission Inn, undated

Von Falkenhausen, Lothar, Suspended Music: Chime-Bells in the Culture of Bronze Age China, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1993

Walsh, Marie T., The Mission Bells of California, Harr Wagner Publishing Company, San Francisco, CA, 1934

Walters, H.B., The Arts of the Church Bells, A.R. Mowbray & Co. Ltd., London, England, 1908

Warren, Dorothy Moody, Anthology of Bells, The Bell Collector’s Treasury of Verses, Exposition Press, Hicksville, NY, 1979

Warren, Dorothy Moody, Bells Tell Stories, Associated Printers Inc., Pennsville, NJ, 1988

Wede, Karl, The Ship’s Bell. Its History and Romance, South Street Seaport Museum, NY, 1972

Westcott, Wendell, Bells and Their Music, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, NY, 1970

Whitmyer, Margaret & Kenn, Fenton Art Glass Patterns, 1939-1980, Second Edition, Collector Books, a Division of Schroeder Publishing Co., Inc., Paducah, KY, 2004

Williams, Edward V., The Bells of Russia: History and Technology, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1985

Wilson, Wilfrid G., Change Ringing: The Art and Science of Change Ringing on Church and Hand Bells, Faber and Faber, London, 1965

Wyler, Seymour B. The Book of Old Silver, English, American, Foreign, Skyhorse Publishing, 2013

Yolen, Jane, Ring Out!, a Book of Bells, A Clarion Book, The Seabury Press, NY, 1974