1976 'Pinball Portfolio' DJ, Photographs, 1st Ed - Entertainment, Video Games, Advertising, Out-of-Print
COLLECTOR'S 1976 first American edition hardcover book with original dust jacket - Pinball Portfolio. Written by Harry McKeown. Brilliant photographs.
This magnificent colourful book captures something of the endless fascination of pinball - the magic, frustrating, exhilarating feelings that capture the hearts, flipper fings, clenched teeth and bated breath of millions of people throughout the world.
Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc., Secaucus, New Jersey, Copyright, 1976, first American edition, probable first printing. First published by new English Library, London, 1976. Printed in Italy. ISBN 0890091188. Not ex-library.
Fascinating history and development of pinball from its beginnings in the 1930s to the present day. It covers such aspects as style, design, artwork and systems of play and introduces the artists, designers and players to help capture an insight into the elusive psychology of the game.
Profusely illustrated. Outstanding photographs, full page color plates and double-page, and black & white. Fantastic color advertisements. Circuit wiring, bumper caps, game boards photos, Photos do not fully capture exact color hues.
Features machines with names like: 'Fireball', `King Tut', `Magic City', `Majorettes', Friendship 7, `Big Daddy', `Central Park',`King of Diamonds', Çowpoke, Space Mission. Las Vegas gambling games, Williams, Bally, Gottlieb's.
Many of these come from private collections and are complete with detailed descriptions of all the scoring features specialties and idiosyncrasies. They will be of consuming interest to regular pinball players, owners and those with fond memories of a pinball playing youth.
Introduction; The Beginning & Early Developments; The Final Phase;
The Legal Dilemma; The Designers; Classic Machines;
Playing Pinball and Pinball Paraphernalia.
Heavy folio hardcover, priceclipped DJ, blue leatherette boards & MINT spine gilt titles, 14" x 10", 160 pages. Binding tight. Not ex-lib. Excellent vintage condition.
Pages excellent/bright/clean-light wear-ffbep light wear-yellowing/pages soft crease right bottom corner-not on photos. DJ excellent/very good++/bright/clean-light shelfwear includes light edge chipping-scuffing-spine end 1" tear.
Cover very good++/bright/clean-light shelfwear-right bottom corner buckling-bumped-small board peek/light bow.
This book is very cool, and the best resource available on pinball. Will make a FABULOUS gift!!
Item ID: BK2009
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