But before their latest "let's see how high we can stack the Baccarat stemware" contest crashed down to its inevitable, messy conclusion, they finished our "Books on Glass & Glassmaking" catalog. This catalog features 151 books and other items about antique glass, glassmakers, glass technology, and the history of glass. Highlights include-
-A 1919 history of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers.
-An 1835 guide to Crown Glass cutting and glazing, written by the "Glass Cutter, Glazier and Stained Glass-Maker to the King of Scotland".
-A bound compendium of 19th century glass patents.
-An 1898 and a 1940 history of the Worshipful Company of Glass-Sellers.
-An uncommon catalog of a leading Arts & Crafts designers' work, including stained glass windows.
-The extremely scarce true first, private, edition of the first book on American glassmaking.
-A nice 1880 glass lamp catalog.
-Two early 19th century editions of Neri's "Art of Glass", including a rare edition published by Sir Thomas Phillipps' Middle Hill Press in 1826 in an edition of 100 copies.
-A ca.1810 broadside of terms for London Plate Glass Manufacturers.
-and many standard glass reference books.
The catalog is available in printed format, or you can see it here.