Each volume includes a general history by Tsuneo Yoshimizu.
Authors of various sections include: Takashi Taniichi, Donald B. Harden, Axel von Saldern, Astone Gasparetto, Bunichi Okamoto, Brigitte Klesse, An Jiayao, Yang Boda, Hiroko Iezumi, Jyunji Tanahashi, Helmut Ricke.
Laid in: Photocopies of English "List of Plates" for each volume (photo captions).
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Includes many CMG images.
v. 1: Antique and Medieval glass. Includes Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Roman, Sasanian, Islamic, Byzantine. Essay "The Origin of Glass" by Takashi Taniichi.
v. 2: European glass, as well as American and Russian. Essay on Venetian glass by A. Gasparetto.
v. 3: Art Nouveau, Art Deco glass. Mastepieces and unpublished works by Gallé, Tiffany, Lalique and 50 other artists. Essay by B. Klesse.
v. 4: Chinese and Korean glass. Includes latest finds and published materials and essays "Glass of ancient China" by An Jiayao; "An outline of glass in Ching dynasty" by Yang Boda.
v. 5: Japanese glass; includes ancient, Satsuma, Edo, etc., through the 1940s and essay "Glass of the Edo Period" by Junji Tanahashi.
v. 6: Contemporary glass: 300 international glass artists. Essay by Helmt Ricke. Includes information on the individual artists.