Pinball Machines in Print (2 of 4)
History, Appreciation and Identification
|Pinball by D Ladwig.
Includes section on unusual early pintables. Originally Published in German. General overview of pinball history, from 1930s to present, over 90 full color pictures. 24 pictures feature games from the '30s and many more woodrails from the '40s to '50s never pictured before. Hardback, 80 pages, colour.
1992, Tiger Books, London, ISBN 1-85501-481-5.
|Pinball! by Roger Sharpe.
189 pages jam packed with lots of colourful pictures of games and European arcades. Also a good section covering the history and people who made pinball machines. This book ranks very high as all time favourite book with many collectors. Was available in Hardback as well as Softback.
1977, E P Dutton, USA, ISBN 0-525-47481-1.
|Pinball: An Illustrated History by Michael Colmer.
Early pinball publication with lots of colour pictures. Hard to find now because most fell apart thanks to the poor binding. Softback, 160 pages.
1976, Pierrot Publishing Ltd, London, ISBN 76-20382.
|Pinball Art by Keith Temple.
120 colour photos, from bagatelle to Robocop, an informative visual history of pinball. Hardback, 127 pages, colour (out of print).
1991, H C Blossom, London, ISBN 1-872532-10-1.
|The Pinball Compendium: 1930s-1960s by Michael Shalhoub.
Another great pinball book from Schiffer. Arranged chronologically, with good coverage of the early days and into the sixties. Hundreds of machines, many pictured for the first time with full descriptions of game features, historical notes etc., and price guide. Hardback, 240 pages, all colour.
2002, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, ISBN 0-7643-0874-2.
|The Pinball Compendium: 1970-1981 by Michael Shalhoub.
Companion volume to the above, covering the most prolific era in pinball history. Hundreds of machines by Gottlieb, Williams, Bally, Chicago Coin and other manufacturers are showcased, many for the first time in print. Exclusive interviews with the designers and artists, with a listing of values for each machine. Hardback, 240 pages, 800 colour and 30 b/w photos.
2004, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA, ISBN 0-7643-2074-2.