This book set contains chemical analyses of 3,600 historical glasses, performed by the Museum’s research scientist over a period of 39 years. The samples date from between 1500 B.C. and A.D. 1800 and were provided by institutions in more than 40 countries. Volume 1 contains sample descriptions and volume 2 contains tables of data. It includes extensive bibliography and chapter on oxygen isotope analysis.
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses is written by Dr. Robert Brill who has spent since 1960 conducting chemical analyses and other scientific investigations of ancient glass in order to determine when and where it was made, what it was used for, and how it was traded.