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Clarke, H.G.
The Story of Old English Glass Pictures 1690-1810.

London Courier Press: 1928.

This study deals with the pictures (usually portraits) transferred from an engraved printing plate onto a glass surface, and then colored or tinted by hand. Though not essentially practical commercially, this was an interesting 18th century blending of the talents of the glassmaker and engraver. Clarke presents a detailed account of the form as well as illustrating and describing over 140 examples in what remains, as far as I can tell, the only full-length monograph ever written on this subject.

Hardcover. 9"x11", xix + 107 pages, plus a colored frontispiece of Lady Middleton looking debauched and 94 b/w plates light soil, a little wear and cover rubbing hinges just a little shaken.

Inventory #: 8612
Price: $ 400.00      

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