Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Our New Books on Glass Catalog-

Glass and the Book Elves have always been uneasy companions, whether we are talking about flying croquet balls going through plate glass windows or the fact that if you are going to buy a rare and expensive Lalique clock on Ebay you had better make sure the trademark is spelled with a "q" and not a "k"...

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.


Joey Polanski said...

Very glassy!

Mike said...

That reminds me of the time that I tried to fix a broken window one time. I bought all the tools, the glazing compound and the little steel thingies that you push in to hold the glass in place. It looked so easy.

I have done so many complicated home repair projects over the years and they all turned out well. My glass fixing project went hell really fast. Perhaps I should have bought one of your books.

Colonel Colonel said...

Joey- yes, well, our egos are so brittle that we always try to sparkle, lest we shatter our illusions.

Mike- fixing windows...? Fix?? Windows?? Isn't breaking them enough work?

Joey Polanski said...

You dont happm t have one o THESE in that catalog, do ya?