All About Glass
All About Glass
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Josephus, Flavius. [ca. 1200] PA4222 SpecialO CorningDB Record Number 97641 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks- Rare Books (Oversized) Call Number: PA4222.D3 ca. 1200 O * Location: Digital Book Call Number: No call number available Description 124 leaves; 34 cm. Notes Manuscript
Josephus, Flavius. Josephus, Flavius. De bello Judaico. Latin. Schüssler, Johann, fl. 1470-1473. Rufinus, of Aquileia, 345-410. De bello Judaico Incipit ([2a]): Iosephi historiog[ra]phi viri clarissimi prologus in libros antiquitatum vigi[n]ti incipit feliciter Incipit ([202a]): Iosephi de bello
Cassius Dio Cocceianus. Estienne, Robert, 1503?-1559, printer. Dionis Romanarum historiarum libri XXIII, à XXXVI ad LVIII usque Lutetiae: Ex officina Rob. Stephani..., 1548. F-67 Microform CorningDB Record Number 97550 Find This in the Library Location: Microforms Call Number: F-67 Location:
Pellatt, Apsley, 1791-1863. London: David Bogue, 1849. TP857 Cage CorningDB Record Number 28365 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks Call Number: TP857.P39 Location: Microforms Call Number: R-46a Location: Microforms Call Number: F-1488 Location: Secured Stacks- Rare Books Call
Thanks largely to René Lalique (1860–1945), glass became one of the liveliest forms of expression in French decorative arts during the first half of the 20th century. In the vanguard of both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, Lalique helped to reinvigorate the market for French luxury goods.
A select group of rare books in the Rakow Research Library’s collection serve not only as repositories of early glass knowledge but also as artifacts of fine bookmaking. They were written by ancient authors and printed some 1,000 years later during the first century of modern printing (about 1450
In the canon of architectural writings, this ancient Roman Latin text stands at the summit. It was written by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (fl. first century B.C.) sometime in the late first century B.C. Today’s architecture students find it on their reading lists, and it is still available in paperback
When Johannes de Spira died in 1470, the printing business he had started was taken over by his brother, Vindelinus. Two years later, Vindelinus published Strabo’s De situ orbis, an ancient geographical text consisting of 17 books. A first edition of this work had been issued in Rome in 1469 by
One of the most learned scholar-printers in Venice was Aldus Manutius (1449–1515). He designed a Greek type font that, beginning about 1495, he used to print a series of texts by the ancient Greek masters. The Rakow Research Library has two of these original Aldine editions in its collection. One
One might say that the 16 th century scholar-printer Robert Estienne (1503-1559) inherited from Aldus Manutius the mantle of Greek printing. At the very least, he must have felt an affinity with Aldus based on his love for the ancient Greek writings and his desire to render them in modern
Rosenhain, Walter, 1875-1934. New York: Van Nostrand, 1908 (1912, 1915, 1916 prtgs.) TP857 Westminster series Special CorningDB Record Number 27971 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks- Rare Books Call Number: TP857.R81 1908* Location: Secured Stacks Call Number: TP857.R81 Holdings
Marson, Percival. London, New York [etc.] Sir I. Pitman & sons, ltd.  TP857 Pitman's common commodities and industries Cage CorningDB Record Number 28090 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks Call Number: TP857.M37 Location: Secured Stacks- Rare Books Call Number:
One of the most reliable sources of ancient Jewish history is Flavius Josephus (about 37–97 A.D.), a native of Jerusalem and a learned statesman who became a favorite of Roman emperors. His two chief works, De bello Judaico (The Jewish war) and De antiquitate Judaica (Jewish antiquities), are bound
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Corning Museum of Glass. Price, Richard W. Corning Museum of Glass notable acquisitions Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, c2010- NK5102.C8 Cage CorningDB Record Number 9780872901780 (2009) 115964 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks Call Number: NK5102.C8.C81n Location: Stacks
Child, Hamilton, b. 1836. Steuben County Directory, 1868-9 Syracuse: Child, 1868. F127.S8 Special CorningDB Record Number 119632 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks- Rare Books Call Number: F127.S8.C53 * Location: Microforms Call Number: F-556 Description 267 p. (p. 1-2, -267
Deutsche Gewerbe-Ausstellung (1844: Berlin, Germany) Berlin: K. Reimarus 1845. T440 1844.E1 Special CorningDB Record Number 117338 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks- Rare Books Call Number: T440 1844.E1.D48 * Description 5 pts. in 3; 23 cm. Notes This was the largest German
Stevens & Williams Ltd., Staffordshire, England. Stourbridge, England: Stevens & Williams, [1891-1896] Tableware: Stevens & Williams, Stourbridge, England. (F-158T) MicroTC CorningDB Record Number 55442 Find This in the Library Location: Microform / Trade Catalogs Call Number:
Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Lamps, glassware, plain and decorated opal shades, decorated and art colored lamps, novelties in colored glass Pittsburg [sic], Pa.: Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company,  (Pittsburgh, Pa.: Armar Lith Co., Limited) Consolidated Lamp and
Isaac Newton (1642–1727) is often described as the greatest of all scientific thinkers. He is most famous, perhaps, for having formulated the universal law of gravitation, as well as the laws of motion. However, his interests also included alchemy, theology, mathematics, and the branch of physics
Seimi Kaiso plays an important role in the remarkable story of Western scientific influences in Japan. When this work first appeared in 1837, Japan had been almost completely isolated from the larger world for two centuries. The Japanese were not allowed to travel abroad, and only the Chinese and
The technology of printing with movable type, which had been invented in the mid-15th century, was still in its youth when Vannoccio Biringuccio’s comprehensive work on metallurgy, De la pirotechnia, was published in Venice in 1540. The phenomenon of the printed book spread knowledge and encouraged
First printed edition published by Johannes de Spira, Venice, 1469 A chief idea in ancient thought and in Renaissance Humanism was the centrality of the individual in the world. Accordingly, the natural world was considered to be less a manifestation of a divine creator and more a stage for the
The 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 is a landmark publication in the history of experimental science. It describes experiments conducted by members of the
The encyclopedia titled De Proprietatibus Rerum (On the properties of things) was one of the most influential and widely published pedagogical works of the late medieval period. Originally written in Latin in the mid-13th century, it contained 19 books in a single volume that was meant to encompass
As the Italian Renaissance entered its last century and Galileo Galilei was using his telescope to advance the science of astronomy, a Florentine priest named Antonio Neri was writing a guide for glassmakers that would inform their craft for the next 200 years. Titled L’Arte vetraria (The art of
The scientific resources housed in the Rakow Library chronicle the mutual history of glass and science. They reveal how glass was both a subject and a tool of scientific study. They also highlight the different channels of scientific communication, beginning with the Medieval manuscript of the
Carder, Frederick. 1903-1908. R-1058 Microform CorningDB Record Number 112182 Find This in the Library Location: Microforms Call Number: R-1058 Location: Secured Stacks- Archives (Non-Active) Call Number: Carder Notebooks Box 3, Red pocket-sized notebook: Frederick Carder, 1903-4 Location:
Carder, Frederick. Notes on glassmaking and other subjects as occurred Archives finding aid title: Dark blue notebook II: notes on glassmaking & other subjects as occurred F. Carder, 1888 1888-1907. R-1058 Microform CorningDB Record Number 112178 Find This in the Library Location: Microforms