All About Glass

All About Glass

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F. & C. Osler, Calcutta.
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F. & C. Osler (Firm), Birmingham, England. 92821 [Birmingham]: F. & C. Osler, [n.d., 1876-1885?] [59] p., [58] leaves: ill. (some col.); 37 cm. Osler, F. & C., Birmingham, England. Trade catalog. Cover title. Includes prices. Title embossed on front cover. Descriptive information about

Saggi di naturali esperienze / fatte nell'Accademia del cimento sotto la protezione del serenissimo principe Leopoldo di Toscana e descritte del segretario di essa Accademia.
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Accademia del cimento (Florence, Italy) Magalotti, Lorenzo, conte, 1637-1712. 95594 Saggi di natvrali esperienze Firenze: Per Giuseppe Cocchini all'Insegna della Stella, 1666 [i.e. 1667] [11], 269, [16] p.: ill., port.; 35 cm. F-5097 The dedication to Ferdinando II is dated 14 luglio 1667 and

Bottles and glassware.
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Dan W. Zeber (Firm), Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 93131 Bar goods Pittsburgh, Pa.: Dan W. Zeber (Firm), [n.d., 1896-1910?] 287 p.: ill.; 25 cm. Zeber, Dan W. (Firm) Trade catalog. Cover title. Zeber is a wholesaler, not a glass manufacturer. Catalog is not dated, suggested date only. Page 40 offers a

Catalogue des productions industrielles qui seront exposées dans la grande cour du Louvre, pendant les cinq jours complémentaires de l'an 9; avec les noms, départemens [sic] et demeures des manufacturiers et artistes admis à l'Exposition.
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Exposition des produits de l'industrie francaise (2nd: 1801: Paris, France) 88828 Seconde exposition publique des produits de l'industrie française, jours complémentaires an 9 Paris: Imp. de la République, fructidor an IX [i.e. 1801]. 36 p.; 20 cm. T799 1801 At head of title:

Rapport fait au Jury central de l'Exposition des produits de l'industrie française, de l'année 1823: sur les objets relatifs à la métallurgie, et augmenté de quelques annotations / par A.M. Héron de Villefosse...
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Héron de Villefosse, Antoine-Marie, baron, 1774-1852. Annales des mines t. 8, 1823, pp. 649-788. 88383 Sur les produits métallurgiques de l'industrie française, en 1823 Paris: impr. Madame Huzard, 1823. 140 p.; 22 cm. T799 1823 Extrait des: "Annales des mines", t. 8, 1823, p. 649

Mappæ clavicula: a manuscript treatise on the preparation of pigments, and on various processes of the decorative arts practised during the Middle Ages / communicated to the Society of Antiquaries by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart., F.R.S., F.S.A., in a letter addressed to Albert Way, Esq., director.
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Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872. Way, Albert, 1805-1874. Society of Antiquaries of London. Archaeologia: or Miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity v. 32, pp. 183-244. 97193 Mappæ clavicula: a treatise on the preparation of pigments during the Middle Ages [London?: s.n], 1847 (London: Printed

Exposition industrielle quinquennale de 1843; [suivi par] Rapport présenté à la Société industrielle d'Angers et du département de Maine-et-Loire sur la deuxième session du Congrès de vignerons français.
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Société industrielle d'Angers et du département de Maine-et-Loire (France) Bulletin de la Société industrielle d'Angers et du département de Maine et Loire Exposition industrielle quinquennale de 1843. nos 5-6, 14e année, september-décembre 1843, pp. [301]-386, 88378 Rapport

Micrographia, or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses, with observations and inquiries thereupon / by R. Hooke.
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Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703. Martyn, John, fl. 1649-1680, bookseller. Royal Society (Great Britain). Council. 97629 Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses London: Printed for John Martyn, 1667. [36], 246, [10] p., xxxviii leaves of plates (chiefly folded): ill.; 30

De vasculis libellus / adulescentulorum causa ex Bayfio decerptus; addita vulgari Latinarum vocum interpretatione; [Carolus Stephanus, lectori s.].
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Baïf, Lazare de, 1496?-1547. Estienne, Charles, 1504-ca. 1564. 89579 Parisiis: Ex Officina Roberti Stephani, 1535. 56, [7] p.; 18 cm. (8vo) NK4654 Printer's device on t. p. "Idib. Novem."--Colophon. Includes index. Renouard, 42.17 Adams, B-52 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in

My wife sure makes food fight for freedom! [advertisement].
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Corning Glass Works. Ladies' home journal April 1944, pp. 174 98303 Here's how I save precious food with Pyrex ware [1] p.: col. ill.; 35 x 28 cm. Unit 7, Drawer 7 Advertisement for Pyrex ovenware with images of casserole, matched bowl set, and flavor-savor pie plate. Similar to bib

Designers and workers for church and home: memorial windows, brasses, chancel furnishing, decoration.
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Colgate Art Glass Company, New York, NY, USA. 90558 New York: Colgate Art Glass Company, [1901] 58 p.: ill.; 18 x 26 cm. Colgate Art Glass Company, New York, NY, USA. Trade catalog. Includes stained glass windows, and cut glass panels. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010. Catalog has had

White and gold: china and glass.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat. 97900 China and glass New York: Higgins & Seiter, c1905. 18 p.: ill.; 16 x 9 cm. Higgins & Seiter Trade catalog. Cover title. Catalog bound with gold cord. Catalog of china and glass decorated in white and

Monograph on the pottery and glassware of Burma, 1894-95 / by Taw Sein-Ko.
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Toʻ Cinʻ Khui, 1864-1930. 90508 Rangoon: Printed by the Supdt., Govt. Printing, Burma, 1895. 13 p., [16] leaves of plates: ill. (some handcolored); 24 cm. NK4154.6.A1 "25th July 1895"--P. 13. "G.B.C.P.O.-No. 5216, B.S., 19-9-95-250"--P. 13. Includes bibliographical references.

[Photographic album].
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939 87386 [Dresden: Blaschka, n.d.] 1 v.: 62 photographs; 28 cm. R-641 Green leather cover with silver colored clasp. First image on first page is Leopold Blaschka. There are 62 photographs in all, including some duplicates. This album includes

[Blaschka notebook beginning] L. Agassiz, Contributions to the natural history of the United States of N. America.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1893. Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America. 1857-1862. 97741 L. Agassiz, Contributions to the natural history of the United States of N. America [n.d., between 1857-1880?] 77 p.: ill.; 20 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box

Geographiam multos scripsisse novimus Pater Beatissime Paule II. Venete Pon. maxime: temporu[m] nostrorum felicitas & gloria: cum eiusmodi sit doctrinae opus quod omnibus gratum...
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Strabo. Bussi, Giovanni Andrea, 1417-1475. ed. Guarino, Veronese, 1374-1460, tr. Thiphernio, Gregorio, tr. Wendelin, of Speier, d. 1477? printer 97139 Binder's spine title: De situ orbis [Venice: Vindelinus de Spira], 1472. [217] leaves; 41 cm. G87 Title from opening lines of text. Imprint

Palais de cristal à Sydenham, près de Londres / par J.W. del Campo.
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Campo, J. W. del. 88386 La Haye: Van Lagenhuysen frères: Londres: W.H. Smith; Paris: A. Faure, [1861] 85 p., [2] leaves of plates: ill.; 23 cm. DA687.C9 Includes index. Digitized by OCLC in 2008. Plate 1 scanned before 2008; digital image stored in MediaBin. Special CorningDB 32A927E6-BA80-44BA

[Catalog 1917].
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Westmoreland Specialty Company, Grapeville, PA, USA. 110879 Grapeville, Pa.: Westmoreland Specialty Company, [1917] 1 v. (various pagings): ill.; 23 x 30 cm. Westmoreland Specialty Company Trade catalog. Westmoreland Specialty Company compiled their catalogs by using catalog pages from previous

Amtlicher Bericht über die allgemeine Deutsche Gewerbe-Ausstellung zu Berlin im Jahre 1844.
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Deutsche Gewerbe-Ausstellung (1844: Berlin, Germany) 117338 Berlin: K. Reimarus 1845. 5 pts. in 3; 23 cm. T440 1844.E1 This was the largest German exhibition with 3040 exhibitors and was sponsored by the Prussian government. The third volume contains T. 2, Abt. 2, T. 3, and Uebersicht der

The sign writer and glass embosser / by W. & W.G. Sutherland.
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Sutherland, William, b. 1820. Sutherland, W. G. (William George) 113021 Manchester: Printed and published by The Decorative Art Journals Co., Ltd.; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co., Ltd., 1898. [2], 62 p., XXXII leaves of plates: col. ill.; 47 cm. TT360 Chromolithograph plates

La culture artistique en Amérique / S. Bing.
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Bing, Siegfried, 1838-1905. 107197 Paris, 1896. 119 p.; 26 cm. N6510 Includes index. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Book review from an unidentified source laid in. La Farge: p. 38, 79, 84-85, 87, 101-102; Tiffany: p. 79, 85-91, 96, 101-102. CMGL also has an illustrated

Oeuvres de René Lalique: Nöel 1935.
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René Lalique et cie Paris, France. 117797 Nöel 1935 Paris: René Lalique et cie, 1935. 16 p.: ill.; 23 cm. René Lalique et cie, Paris, France. Trade catalog. Vendor dates mid 1935. Working glass fountain on cover. Includes prices. Vases, plates, syemware, candleholders, bowls, table top, pitcher

Order sheet "weekly" account.
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Carder, Frederick. 112174 Archives finding aid title: Notebook: order sheet "weekly" account 1913-1914. 1 v. (unpaged); 18 x 11 cm. R-1058 Cover title. Archives. This item is in the Frederick Carder notebook collection. Dark brown ledger with black spine binding. Only first 18 pages are

Recipes for making flint & colored glass, some old & some new [black square-shaped notebook].
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Carder, Frederick. 112162 Archives finding aid title: Black square-shaped notebook: Frederick Carder 1901, recipes for making flint & colored glass Recipes for making flint & colored glass 1901-[1908] 1 v.; 22 x 19 cm. R-1059 Archives. This item is in the Frederick Carder notebook

[Black sketchbook] 1889 / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 119894 Written inside cover: F. Carder, John Street, Wordsley 1889 1889. [45] p.: ill.; 18 x 13 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Black sketchbook, 1889 Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben collection. This item is in the Frederick Carder papers. Hinge at the top

[Black notebook, F. Carder, 1894].
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Carder, Frederick. 112155 F. Carder 1894 First entry: Receipes taken from Patent Journal & English Mechanic, etc. 1894-[1901] 1 v.: ill.; 18 x 12 cm. R-1058 Archives. This item is in the Frederick Carder notebook collection. This item is in the Frederick Carder notebook collection. Entries

Plan & dimensions of a window glass furnace (intended for soft or hard coal.) (- blast or draft obtained by a fan propelled by a steam engine.): built at Bridgeton for F. & J.N. Bodine.
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Bodine, F. (Francis) Bodine, J. N. (J. Nixon) Leng, H. (Heinrich). Vollständiges Handbuch der Glasfabrikation. Selections. Cohansey Glass Manufacturing Company. 115600 Plan and dimensions of a window glass furnace [Bridgeton, N.J.: F & J. N. Bodine], 1871-[1873]. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 21 cm.

[Blue sketchbook] 1900 / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 119907 Written inside cover: Fredk. Carder, Ivy Villa, Kingswinford, 1900 1900. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 19 x 11 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Blue sketchbook, 1900 Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben collection. This item is in the Frederick Carder papers.

[Black/dark green sketchbook] 1885 / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 119855 Written inside cover: F. Carder, 1885 1884-1885. [ca. 75 p]: ill.; 14 x 10 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Black/dark green sketchbook, 1885 Hinge is at the top. Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben collection. This item is in the Frederick Carder papers

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