All About Glass

All About Glass

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Fine china, rich cut glass, catalogue no. 15.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 94051 New York: Higgins & Seiter, 1904-1905. 146 p.: ill. (some col.); 14 x 20 cm. Higgins & Seiter Trade catalog. Cover title. Includes index. P. 128-133 include cut glass gifts in white leatherette cases. Three blank order forms bound in at end.

Importers and manufacturers of glass ware, hotel china, bar & restaurant supplies.
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Budde & Westermann, New York, NY, USA. 89387 New York: Budde & Westermann, ca.1900. 123 p.: ill.; 24 cm. Budde & Westermann, New York, NY, USA. Cover title. Trade catalog. Index, p. 120-123. Suggested date provided by previous owner. Illustrated catalog of glassware (some cut), china

[Milk bottle catalog].
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Deutsche Flaschen Verkaufsgesellschaft m.b.H., Düsseldorf, Germany. 86414 Düsseldorf: Deutsche Flaschen Verkaufsgesellschaft m.b.H., [n.d., 1880-1920?] 6, [1] leaves: ill.; 17 x 26 cm. Deutsche Flaschen Verkaufsgesellschaft m.b.H., Düsseldorf, Germany. Trade catalog. Catalog is not dated;

[Sketchbook, beginning with a page of multiple sketches: people, a pendulum clock, and an insect].
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[Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895]. 95869 [n.d., between 1850-1873?] 1 v.: ill.; 21 cm. R-838 Blascka sketchbook, primarily of human figures engaged in various activities, but includes designs for jewelry (earrings, pins, rings, filigree work), decorative objects (mirror, birdcage, tableware), and 1

Lalique mascots.
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Breves Lalique Galleries, London, England. René Lalique et cie. 89500 Lalique mascots: the most beautiful & distinctive form of car decoration London, England: Breves Lalique Galleries, [n.d., 1930-1935?] 1 folded brochure: ill.; 19 cm. Breves Lalique Galleries Car mascots (hood ornaments)

Micrographia, or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses, with observations and inquiries thereupon / by R. Hooke, fellow of the Royal Society.
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Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703. Martyn, John, fl. 1649-1680, printer. Allestry, James, d. 1670, printer. Royal Society (Great Britain). Council. 97628 Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses London: Printed by Jo. Martyn and Ja. Allestry, Printers to the Royal Society,

[Drafts of business letters].
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 92263 [1880-1885?] [192] p.; 21 cm. + ca. 80 misc. pages and envelopes laid in. F-15211 Written in a composition notebook in both ink and pencil (the latter is often difficult to read). Not all letters have a complete date, but the earliest is March 13, 1880. This item

[Sketchbook, beginning with a sketch of a house and its surroundings].
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[Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895]. 95865 [n.d., between 1870-1920?] 1 v.: ill.; 21 cm. R-838 Blascka sketchbook, primarily of human figures engaged in various activities, but does include landscapes and sketches of ships. Approximately half of the pages are blank. This item is in the Leopold and

Now--from the makers of Pyrex ware... Desert Dawn [advertisement].
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Corning Glass Works. [Life] [August 1, 1955] 98313 1 page: color; 36 x 27 cm paper ink print single sided Unit 7, Drawer 7 Advertisement features image along left edge of cactus with desert dawn in background. Featured on lower right portion of advertisement are various pieces of baking ware in

Opticks, or, A treatise of the reflexions, refractions, inflexions and colours of light; also two treatises of the species and magnitude of curvilinear figures.
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Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727. Smith, Samuel, fl. 1681-1703, bookseller. Walford, Benjamin, d. ca. 1710, bookseller. Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727. Quadratura curvarum. Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727. Enumeratio linearum tertii ordinis. 94325 Treatise of the reflexions, refractions, inflexions and

[Historia naturalis]
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Pliny, the Elder. Johann, of Speier, d. 1470. printer 84191 Plinius Secundus Nouocomensis equestribus militiis industriȩ functus, procurationes quoq[ue] splendidissimas atq[ue] continuas summa integritate administrauit... [Venice: Johannes de Spira, before 18 Sept. 1469] [712] p.; 42 cm. (fol.) F

A collection of antique vases, altars, pateræ, tripods, candelabra, sarcophagi, &c. from various museums and collections, engraved on 170 plates / by Henry Moses. With historical essays.
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Moses, Henry, 1782?-1870, engr. Baber, Henry Hervey, 1775-1869. 99384 Moses' antique vases [London]: H.G. Bohn, [1814] xii, 61, [1] p.: ill., 150 (i.e. 151) pl. 23 cm. N5615 The historical essays are by H.H. Baber. cf. Brit. Mus. Catalogue. Engraved t.p. with ornamental border. Date of

R. Blaschka [sketchbook].
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Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 87384 Sketchbook [1892] 1 v. (ca. 80 p.): ill.; 11 x 18 cm. R-641 Beginning sketch is captioned "... Tempe, Arizona, 22. April 1892". Sketches of desert country. Most of the pages are blank and are not filmed. A few pages of laid in sketches of islands with

Davidson's patent: primrose, blue pearline.
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Geo. Davidson & Co., Gateshead-on-Tyne, England. 87531 Primrose, blue pearline [Gateshead-on-Tyne: Geo. Davidson & Co., n.d., 1895-1898?] p. 5-28: ill.; 28 cm. Davidson, Geo., & Co. Trade catalog. Cover title. Ware includes mustards, salts, piano stands, baskets, lemon squeezers, creams

[De antiquitate Judaica; De bello Judaico].
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Josephus, Flavius. Josephus, Flavius. De bello Judaico. Latin. Schüssler, Johann, fl. 1470-1473. Rufinus, of Aquileia, 345-410. 94259 De bello Judaico Incipit ([2a]): Iosephi historiog[ra]phi viri clarissimi prologus in libros antiquitatum vigi[n]ti incipit feliciter Incipit ([202a]): Iosephi de

Pâtes de verre.
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92264 Vol. 4-5: Pâte de verre Carnets Pâtes de verre [ca. 1912-1919] 7 notebooks: ill.; 15 cm. TP859.1 Cover title. "Carnet" printed on cover of each notebook; multiplication tables from 2 through 10 printed on back covers. The first five notebooks contain experimental results of making

Nouveau tarif du prix des glaces, 1791.
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Manufacture royale des glaces de France (Saint-Gobain) Associés de la manufacture des glaces. 99253 À Paris: Chez Prault, imprimeur du Roi..., 1791. [4], 84 p.; 16 cm. TP860 "Le prix est de quarante sols, broché." Mostly tables. Tables for the price of sheets of glass of different

No. 82 [catalog].
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Christoph Palme & Co., Rheinbach/Bonn, Germany. 95843 69 unnumbered leaves: illustrations (some col.); 27 x 36 cm Palme, Christoph, & Co., Rheinbach/Bonn, West Germany. Cover title. Catalog is not dated, suggested date provided by previous owner. Ware numbers are in consecutive order

Tōn Diōnos Rōmaikōn historiōn eikositria biblia = Dionis Romanarum historiarum libri XXIII, à XXXVI ad LVIII vsque.
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Cassius Dio Cocceianus. Estienne, Robert, 1503?-1559, printer. 97550 Dionis Romanarum historiarum libri XXIII, à XXXVI ad LVIII usque Lutetiae: Ex officina Rob. Stephani..., 1548. [8], 498, [2] p.; 34 cm. F-67 Text in Greek. Greek title romanized. Edited by Robert Estienne. Includes some

Lieferungs-Buch.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 94604 Lieferungsbuch 1883-1893 1 v. (unpaged); 22 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box 24, Folder "Notebook: Lieferungs-Buch 1883-1892" Cover title. A record of filled orders for sea creatures and plants, with the specific numbers of models sent. Includes 1883

Glass: a pocket dictionary of terms commonly used to describe glass and glassmaking / compiled by David Whitehouse.
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Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013. Corning Museum of Glass. 0872901653 96551 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2006. Rev. ed. 94 p.: col. ill.; 19 cm. NK5104 Includes CMoG objects: 88.3.31, covers, p. facing t.p., p. 10-- 65.3.48, p. 6-- 55.1.62, p. 9-- 75.4.113, p. 11-- 2005.2.8, p. 12-- 92.3.15

Bake her a Christmas present in a "Pyrex" dish.
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Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY, USA. 90983 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Glass Works, [n.d., 1933?] 1 folded brochure: ill. (some col.); (folded) 16 cm., (opens to) 16 x 26 cm. Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY, USA. Cover title. When folded, back of brochure illustrates different ware with sizes and

[Sketches of illustrations from] Zoologia danica: sev Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae, Volumen primum, Volumen secundum, austore Otto Friedrich Müller.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Müller, Otto Frederik, 1730-1784. Zoologia danica. 97763 Zoologia danica [n.d., between 1863-1890?] 1 v.: ill. (some col.); 21 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box 24 Notebook containing sketches done by Leopold Blaschka from Müller's 1788 publication Zoologia danica.

René Lalique: sculptor in glass.
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Woodward & Lothrop. 80268 Washington: Woodward & Lothrop, [1935] [8] p.: port.; 28 cm. NK5198.L1 Cover title. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. Image of portrait included in the exhibition titled Designing for a new century: works on paper by Lalique and his contemporaries, held

De bello Judaico / Josephus.
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Josephus, Flavius. 97641 [ca. 1200] 124 leaves; 34 cm. PA4222 Manuscript on vellum with illuminated initials. Label copy from the 1950s: The glass sands of the Belus. From his country estate in Judaea, given him by Emperor Vespasian, the Jewish historian Josephus could view at first hand the

The J.J. Niland Company: rich cut glass.
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J.J. Niland Co., Meriden, CT, USA. 80020 Rich cut glass J.J. Niland Co.: manufacturers of rich cut glass Meriden, Conn.: J. J. Niland Co., [1913] [25] p.: ill.; 28 x 39 cm. Niland, J. J. Co. Trade catalog. "The J.J. Niland Company "The house of quality". These illustrations show our

Lead isotopes in ancient coins / Robert H. Brill and William R. Shields.
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Brill, Robert H. Shields, William R., 1926- Methods of chemical and metallurgical investigation of ancient coinage 1972, pp. [279]-303. 86724 Oxford, Eng.: Oxford University Press, 1972. p. [279]-303: ill.; 25 cm. QD181.P3 Cover title. "Reprinted from Methods of chemical and metallurgical

Electric and gas portable lamps: Pilabrasgo.
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Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 99381 Pilabrasgo Pittsburgh, Pa.: Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company, 1916. 47 p.: col. ill.; 27 cm. Pittsburgh Lamp, Brass & Glass Company Trade catalog. Includes prices. Factories in Pittsburgh, Swissvale, and Jeannette,

Secret formulae for making glass: with original drawings.
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Boston Crown Glass Co. Cotter, Edmund Joseph. 97503 Boston, 1811-1812. 58 p.: ill.; 20 cm. TP857.12 Title from slipcase. Batch book. Handwritten (in multiple hands), with hand-drawn illustrations. Includes recipes from Mt. Vernon Glass Factory by Edmund Joseph Cotter; from Deerfield Glass Factory,

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