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Curious, Unusual, Interesting & Occasionally Useful Books of the 16th-20th Centuries exploring the skills, trades, lives and ways of other times...

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1903 Catalog of Pressed and Blown Glass Ware -The Cambridge Glass Co. Harold &Judy Bennett: 1976. A facsimile of the 1903 catalog, including stemware, tumblers, novelties, lamps, jars, trays & plates, pitchers, bowls, and other wares. Softcover. 11"x8", 106 pages, black & white illustrations. Some cover wear.

Inventory #: 33767
Price: $ 25.00       




800 Insulators Priced and Illustrated. Paducah Schroeders: 1971. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 68 pages, line illustrations. Some soil.

Inventory #: 35800
Price: $ 15.00       




American Furniture and Decorative Arts featuring the Estate of Josephine Dawes, together with the Routhier Collection of Early American Glass and Mochaware from the Jonathan Rickard Collection. Bolton Skinner Galleries: March 11, 2001. The Routhier Collection of early American glass comprises lots 455-540, and in addition, the Dawes Collection includes some early American glass lighting. The Rickard Collection of mochaware comprises lots 401-448. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 100 pages, 540 lots, color and black & white illustrations. Prices realized sheet. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35839
Price: $ 35.00       




Bottle and Flasks. Bolton Robert W. Skinner: October 10, 1981. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 28 pages, 356 lots, no illustrations prices realized list stapled to title page light wear.

Inventory #: 8423
Price: $ 15.00       




Cahiers de la Ceramique, du Verre, et des Arts du Feu. No.16. Sevres Societe des Amis du Musee National de Ceramique: 1959. This issue of this prestigious and elegant periodical features essays on "Table glass in the Middle Ages from the evidence of Illuminated Manuscripts" [Le Verre de Table au Moyen Age, d'apres les manuscrits a peinture] by James Barrelet "Origins of French 18th century soft paste porcelain" [Origines de la Porcelaine tendre en France au XVIIIe siecle] by Henry-Pierre Fourest and "Modern ceramics at the Faenza competition" [La Ceramique d'Art Moderne, italienne et europeene aux manifestations de Faenza] by Giuseppe Liverani. French text/English summaries. Softcover. 10"x12.5", 70+ pages, numerous b/w and 16 color illustrations, some tipped-in light soil.

Inventory #: 8691
Price: $ 40.00       




Cahiers de la Ceramique, du Verre, et des Arts du Feu. No.28. Sevres Societe des Amis du Musee National de Ceramique: 1962. This issue of this prestigious and elegant periodical features essays on "English opaque white glass of the 18th century" [Le verre blanc opaque anglais du XVIIIe siecle a decor polychrome] by R.J. Charleston and "Grenoble earthenware of the 18th century" [Faiences de Grenoble au XVIIIe siecle] by Andree Lyon. French text/English summaries. Softcover. 10"x12.5", 50+ pages, numerous b/w and 6 tipped-in color illustrations card covers.

Inventory #: 8697
Price: $ 40.00       




Inks, Flasks, Fruit Jars, Medicines and More, featuring the Ink Bottle Collection of Muriel Heath and the late Bob Heath, and Fruit Jars from the Alex Kerr Collection. Woodstick Valley Norman C. Heckler & Company: March 28, 2001. This auction featured some outstanding early inks and fruit jars. Heckler auctions were mail-order "absentee" auctions, so each item is illustrated in a clear color photograph. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 42 pages, 336 lots, each lot illustrated in color. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33272
Price: $ 35.00       




Paperweights. New York Sotheby's: June 26, 1996. Sale 6869. The catalog of an auction devoted to fine paperweights, including St. Louis, Clichy and Baccarat, as well as modern studio weights by Rick Ayotte, Chris Buzzini, Charles Kaziun, and others. Softcover. 8"x11", about 60 pages, 170 lots, color & b/w illustrations, bibliography. Prices realized sheet taped to inside front cover. Institutional stamp on first page, else fine condition.

Inventory #: 31652
Price: $ 15.00       




Paperweights. New York Sotheby's: December 2, 1997. Property of various owners, including the New York Historical Society, Sadie W. Stauffer, Mary Porter Walsh, and Francis Walter. Softcover. 8"x10.5", about 50 pages, 152 lots, all lots appear to be illustrated, most in black & white, some in color. Prices realised sheet taped to first page. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33269
Price: $ 20.00       




Rare Flasks, Medicines, Bottles and Fine Antique Glass, Featuring the Collection of Charles Flint [of] Lenox, Massachusetts. Woodstick Valley Norman C. Heckler & Company: June 11, 2003. Dealer and collector Charles Flint collected bottles and flasks of rare and odd colors and forms. Heckler auctions were mail-order "absentee" auctions, so each item is illustrated in a clear color photograph. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 37 pages, 233 lots, each lot illustrated in color. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33271
Price: $ 35.00       




The Useful Arts and Manufactures of Great Britain. London Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1840s. The chapters of these books were evidently first published as separate booklets, and each has its own pagination. They provide a very detailed description of the various trades and manufactures, and are illustrated with many woodcuts. These two volumes appear to comprise the complete set of papers, and include- Glass Pottery & Porcelain Silk Copper & Tin Brass Buttons Hats Coal Gas Iron Various steel trades, including cutlery, cast iron, nails & screws, gun barrels, wire, needles and files & saws Paper Leather Parchment Glue Sugar and the textile trades including Cotton Yarn Linen Yarn Woollen Yarn Woven Goods Calico Printing and Dyeing. 2 volumes. 4.5"x7", about 500 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations publisher's brown embossed cloth with gilt titles covers a bit rubbed and soiled top third of each blank endpaper excised some light internal spotting, but very nice copies.

Inventory #: 30751
Price: $ 275.00       




Treasures in Glass on Loan to the Allentown Art Museum from the Corning Museum of Glass. Allentown Art Museum: 1966. Edition of 1250 copies. From ancient glass to art glass, this sweeping loan exhibition was drawn from the holdings of the corning Museum of glass, and begins with an essay by Paul Perrot. Softcover. 9"x9.5", 95 pages, black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34251
Price: $ 20.00       




Amaya, Mario. Tiffany Glass. New York Walker and Company: 1967. An early introduction to Tiffany art glass, nothing spectacular, but still an interesting read. Hardcover, 6"x8.5", 84 pages, black & white and several color illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket worn, some underlining.

Inventory #: 34296
Price: $ 12.00       




Ashdown, Charles Henry. History of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers of the City of London, otherwise the Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. London Blades, East and Blades: (1919). The origin and rise of the Glaziers Company and the art of glass painting in England, descriptions of the charters and deeds, regalia, arms, masters, and the Minute Book from 1697 to 1919. Hardcover, 6 plates and 2 maps, folding copy of a document showing "Prices for Glazier's Work" in 1818 some light soil covers a bit rubbed. Inscribed "To Ben Gillett Esq. MP. From Geo Paget Walford, past master of the Glaziers Company 27 Nov 1922".

Inventory #: 31410
Price: $ 250.00       




Ashdown, Charles Henry. History of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers of the City of London, otherwise the Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. London Blades, East and Blades: (1919). The origin and rise of the Glaziers Company and the art of glass painting in England, descriptions of the charters and deeds, regalia, arms, masters, and the Minute Book from 1697 to 1919. Hardcover, 6 plates and 2 maps, folding copy of a document showing "Prices for Glazier's Work" in 1818 some light soil covers somewhat rubbed, hinges shaken.

Inventory #: 31411
Price: $ 175.00       




[Ayer] American Antiques of New England Origin Collected for Marietta R. Ayer by the late Frederick Wellington Ayer. New York American Art Association, Anderson Galleries: February 5-6, 1937. Sale 4299. This auction included a number of early Sandwich glass candlesticks and lamps, and a wide selection of early 19th century New England banjo and shelf clocks. Softcover. 6.25"x9.5", 59 pages, 444 lots, b/w illustrations. Light wear, a little soil.

Inventory #: 31950
Price: $ 25.00       




Barnard, Toby. Making the Grand Figure. Lives and Possessions in Ireland, 1641-1770. New Haven Yale University Press: 2004. "In this pioneering study of the material culture of Stuart and Hanoverian Ireland, Toby Barnard reveals a hitherto unsuspected richness and diversity of lifestyle, habitat and mentality. The compass of the book is impressively wide, from the governing elite of Dublin Castle to provincial towns and the countryside beyond. Looking yet further, it follows the Irish overseas to Britain and the continent of Europe. Through such everyday articles as linen shirts, wigs, silver teaspoons, pottery plates and engravings, Barnard evokes a striking variety of lives and attitudes. Possessions, he shows, highlighted and widened divisions, not only between the rich and poor, women and men, but also between Irish Catholics and the Protestant settlers." There are chapters focusing on the house, interiors, goods, pictures, the park & garden, sport, dress, Dublin, going abroad, and Society. Hardcover. 8"x9.5", xxii + 497 pages, b/w and some color illustrations, dj.

Inventory #: 35221
Price: $ 50.00       




[Bird Collection] Old English and Early American Ceramics, Glass, Decorations, Collection formed by the late Annie R. Bird. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: October 6-9th, 1948. Sale 989. A wide-ranging collection, filled with good solid antiques, not fancy-pants rarities. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 157 pages, 1063 lots, b/w illustrations several institutional stamps.

Inventory #: 7599
Price: $ 20.00       




Blair, Dorothy. A History of Glass in Japan. Kodansha International and the Corning Museum of Glass: 1973. Japanese pottery and porcelain are both well documented with an entire library full of books, but what of Japanese glass? This is the definitive English reference to this fascinating and often-ignored subject, a wide-ranging, meticulously researched, pioneering study. The author surveys the art and craft of the Japanese glassmaker from ancient to modern times, including both material which was influenced by Western designs and pieces which are of undiddled Japanese design. Includes an extensive and exceptionally useful bibliography. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 479 pages, 37 color and 203 b/w illustrations.

Inventory #: 16774
Price: $ 150.00       




Boesen, Gudmund. Venetianske Glas Pa Rosenborg - Venetian Glass at Rosenborg Castle. Copenhagen 1960. Edition limited to 1000 copies. A sumptuously illustrated catalog of the unique collection of Venetian glass brought back to Rosenborg Castle in 1709 by King Frederik IV. Venetian glass is not common in Danish collections of this period- most imported glass was of Germanic origin. Much of this glass represented gifts from the Venetian Senate, and is of the highest quality and inventiveness. Fabulous tableware is augmented by such unusual items as candelabra, glass fruits, and a glass knife, spoon and fork. The tri-lingual text includes a full English translation. A real treat for Venetian glass lovers. Hardcover. 8"x12", about 250 pages color frontispiece, several b/w illustrations in the text, and 143 items illustrated in b/w. A fine copy in a fine dj.

Inventory #: 30806
Price: $ 300.00       




Borowsky, Irvin J. (ed.). Artists Confronting the Inconceivable. Award Winning Glass Sculpture. Philadelphia American Interfaith Institute: 1992. One of an edition of 400 numbered copies. An elegant book, filled with color plates, illustrating the work of glass artists from 28 countries who were asked to create work that expressed remembrance of Kristallnacht and the Holocaust. The pieces of glass they created range from the highly representational to the brutally direct, and often combine beauty and horror in surprising and moving ways. Hardcover. 9"x12", 133 pages, color illustrations, dj a nice copy.

Inventory #: 7780
Price: $ 75.00       




Carboni, Stefano & David Whitehouse. Glass of the Sultans. New York Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2002. "Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Glass of the Sultans". This catalogue accompanied an exhibition that brought together more than 150 glass objects representing twelve centuries of Islamic glassmaking. Included are the principal types of pre-industrial glass from Egypt, the Middle East, and India in a comprehensive array of shapes, colors, and techniques such as glassblowing, the use of molds, the manipulation of molten glass with tools, and the application of molten glass to complete or decorate an object. Hardcover. 9"x12", 330 pages, 150 full-color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 90318
Price: $ 39.95       




Churchill, Arthur, Ltd. A Coronation Exhibition of Royal, Historical, Political and Social Glasses commemorating Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Events in English History. London Arthur Churchill Ltd.: 1937. In the late 1930s the noted English glass specialists Arthur Churchill Ltd. found themselves holding "a more complete range of historical glass than it may ever possess again, and as this Coronation period appeared so suitable a time, it was resolved to exhibit it in its entirety". The glass is arranged here in chronological order, starting with a Restoration goblet of ca.1681 and ending with a George V Coronation wine glass. There is a running descriptive text and an illustration and discussion of each glass this is a very special and unusual glass sale catalog. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 42 pages of text plus 44 b/w plates, printed so that each page of text faces its illustrated plate the larger clothbound edition a fine copy with just a little minor internal soil.

Inventory #: 9886
Price: $ 250.00       




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       




Cloak, Evelyn Campbell. Glass Paperweights of the Bergstrom Art Center. New York Crown Publishers: 1969. "Indisputably one of the most famous paperweight collections in the world -as well as probably the most truly representative one - is the magnificent collection of the late Evangeline H. Bergstrom... (here) the complete collection of glass paperweights and related items (is) reproduced in full color". 700 excessively fine antique paperweights are illustrated and described, with an introduction by Helen McKearin. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 196 pages, 700 color illustrations, dj jacket with some wear and soil.

Inventory #: 7080
Price: $ 50.00       




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