All About Glass

All About Glass

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Adress u. N. Preis Verzeichniss.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 97760 Adress-Preis Verzeichniss [1866-1872] 1 v.: ill.; 21 cm. R-838 This item is on R-838, item 15. This title is in the Blaschka archive. Displayed in the exhibition titled "The Blaschka sea creatures: inspiration and creation", held at the Rakow Research

The art of René Lalique with illustrations of some characteristic examples of his work from the permanent exhibition at Breves Lalique Galleries.
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Breves Lalique Galleries, London, England. René Lalique et cie. E. Trower & Co., Ltd. 73539 London: Breves Lalique Galleries, [n.d., between 1926-1932] 16 p., 60 plates: ill.; 26 cm. Breves Lalique Galleries CMGL has 2 copies of this catalog each having pages the other lacks. It appears that

Mousselinglas Fabrik, Glasmalerei & Glasschleiferei, von A. & W. Schell in Offenburg, Baden.
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A. & W. Schell, Offenburg, Germany. 53887 Offenburg, Germany: A. & W. Schell, [n.d., 1863-1876] 38 plates; 35 cm. Schell, A. & W. Cover title. Trade catalog. Date based on information on p. 66 of: Wetzel "Glas au Offenburg," 1986. Clearwater F0217 Digitized by Boston Photo

Designs for embossed glass.
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Pilkington Brothers, Ltd., St. Helens, England. 58605 St. Helens, Lancashire: Pilkington Brothers, Ltd., 1904. [2] leaves, [18] leaves of plates: chiefly col. ill.; 24 x 31 cm. Tableware: Pilkington Brothers, Ltd., St. Helens, Lancashire, England. (F-16938T) F-16938T, 1 sheet Digitized by Boston

Observations sur le vase qu'on conservait à Gênes sous le nom de sacro catino et sur la note publiée sur ce vase par M. Millin / par Le chevr. Bossi.
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Bossi, Luigi, 1758-1835. Millin, A. L. (Aubin Louis), 1759-1818. 45182 Turin: [s.n.], 1807. (Jean Giossi) xxiv, 234 p., 2 p. of plates; 21 cm. NK5107 Notable Acquisition 1994. CMGL copy includes a bookplate of Gilbert aîné, and has a handwritten note concerning plate 2 glued inside the cover.

F. & C. Osler / manufacturers of glass chandeliers and table glass.
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F. & C. Osler (Firm), Birmingham, England. 54341 Manufacturers of glass chandeliers and table glass Birmingham, England: F. & C. Osler, [ca. 1900] 12 col. plates (+ 4 original drawings): ill.; 37 cm. Osler, F. & C. Trade catalog. Lighting ware no. 21500-21545, and 2842. Clearwater

F. & C. Osler, glass chandelier and table glass manufacturers.
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F. & C. Osler (Firm), Birmingham, England. 54340 Birmingham: F. & C. Osler, [ca. 1900] [12] leaves: tables; 16 x 21 cm. Lighting: Osler, F. & C., Birmingham, England. (F-73LG) F-73LG, 1 sheet For plates relating to this price list, see F-216LG: F. & C. Osler, manufacturers of glass

Illustrated catalogue, 1904.
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United States Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 54996 Pittsburgh, Pa.: United States Glass Company, 1904. 142 p.: chiefly ill.; 26 x 40 cm. Rakow Library does not own original catalog. Trade catalog. Includes index. Clearwater T0562 Includes novelties, toys, colognes, show jars, inks,

Tarif: carafes & bouteilles unies & de fantaisie, carafes demi-cristal gravées & taillées & fantaisies décorees, articles divers pour distillateurs, confiseurs & bouteilles a lait.
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Legras & Cie, Saint Denis, France. 55632 Carafes & bouteilles unies & de fantaisie, carafes demi-cristal gravées & taillées & fantaisies décorees, articles divers pour distillateurs, confiseurs & bouteilles a lait Microfiche header: [Catalog of bottles] Verreries &

An account of ancient glass beads and cylinders found on the strand of Dunworley Bay, Co. Cork / by William C. Neligan.
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Neligan, William Chadwick. 32305 [s.l.]: Printed for private circulation, 1858. 25 p., 1 col. plate; 22 cm. NK3650 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. Beads, possibly of 14-15th century. Near Eastern origin, presumably from a shipwreck, washed ashore in Ireland. A paper read before the

La sculpture décorative moderne, documents réunis par Henri Rapin...
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Rapin, Henri. 20311 [Paris]: C. Moreau, [1925-29] 3 v.: 96 plates; 41 cm. 1.-3. sér. NB548 Copy 1 flooded, slight damage. v. 1 and 3 in original portfolios. Copy 2 lacks v. 2. Vol. 1, c. 2 is bound, with an extra copy of plate 28 following plate 32. Vol. 1, c. 1 cover and v. 1, c. 2 digitized by

The Coleman system.
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Hydro Carbon Co., Toledo, OH, USA. 133124 Gasoline lighting perfected by the Coleman system. Toledo, Ohio: Hydro Carbon Co., [ca. 1890-1900] 110, [1] p.: ill.; 22 cm. Hydro Carbon Co. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. Purchase; Denning House Antiquarian Book & Manuscripts; 2013;

Price list adopted by the United Green Glass Workers' Association of the United States and Canada, for the blast of...
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United Green Glass Workers' Association of the United States and Canada. Price list adopted by the Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada, for the blast of... (OCoLC)32882909 127278 List of prices, blast of... [S. l.]: United Green Glass Workers'

Monograms.
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Carder, Frederick. 119877 [n.d., between 1880-1900?] 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 13 x 9 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Monograms Title from p. [2] of cover. Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben archives. Hinge at the top. Sketches in pencil. Stamp inside back cover: Mark & Moody.

Les industries d'art à l'exposition universelle de 1889: mobilier, bronze, orfèvrerie, bijouterie, joaillerie, céramique, verrerie, vitraux, papiers peints, étoffes, tapis, dentelles, éventails, armes de luxe, instruments de musique, etc., etc. / par Victor Champier. Avec une préface de Eugène Guillaume.
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Champier, Victor, b. 1851. 31452 Paris: Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs, 1889-1891. 2 v. (17 fasc.), entirely plates: ill. (some col.); 30 cm. T803 Supplement to: Revue des Arts Décoratifs from May 1889-June 1891. Contrary to prospectus in fasc. 1, no text for these plates was ever published.

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. 94 p.: col. ill.; 19 cm. Rev. ed. 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

Bees and Butterflies: Two Drawings by Harry Clarke
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In March 1996, the Rakow Library of The Corning Museum of Glass acquired two important drawings by the early 20th-century Irish stained glass artist Harry Clarke 1 (1889–1931). One of these drawings, created in 1914, is a detailed design for Clarke's "St. Gobnet" window in the Honan

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. Catalog has had pages 21-32, 49-56 removed. Catalog was acquired with a collection of design catalogs, previously belonging to F. G.

Photographs.
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Charles G. Tuthill Glass Company, Middletown, NY, USA. 80271 [Middletown, N.Y.: Charles G. Tuthill Glass Company, 1902-1923] [24] leaves: original photos; 18 x 27 cm. Tuthill, Charles G., Glass Company, Middletown, NY, USA. Album and photographs are in fragile condition. A typewritten index was

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. Catalog is fragile and in very poor condition. Front cover is detached from the catalog, and the back

Weathered Archaeological Glass
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Glass is found at archaeological excavations in a variety of conditions. The glass condition can range from pristine, where no deterioration is visible, to so heavily degraded that practically all the glass has been transformed into corrosion products. The deterioration of the glass surface is

[Photographic catalog of glassware].
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René Lalique et cie, Paris, France. 55240 Paris: René Lalique et cie, [1922-1931] 4 v. (290, 272, 294, 155 photos): ill.; 34 cm. Lalique, René et cie Trade catalog. Original photographs, variously dated 1922-1931, arranged by type of ware. Apparently the predecessor to 1932 catalog. Copy of

On the process of decay in glass, and on the composition and texture of glass at different periods, and the history of its manufacture / by James Fowler.
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Fowler, James. Archaeologia v. 46 (1880). 25401 London: J. B. Nichols and sons, 1879. 98 p.: col. ill.; 29-31 cm. TP857 "From The Archaeologia vol. XLVI"--T.p. verso. Notable acquisition 2011 CMGL c. 3 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging May 2012. CMGL c. 3: A family copy with notes,

[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

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

[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

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

Curiosities of glass making: with details of the processes and productions of ancient and modern ornamental glass manufacture / By Apsley Pellatt.
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Pellatt, Apsley, 1791-1863. 28365 London: David Bogue, 1849. viii, 146 p., 6 leaves of col. plates: ill.; 22 cm. TP857 Copy 2 from the collection of Frederick Carder. Photograph of c. 3 t.p. published in Reflecting antiquity: modern glass inspired by ancient Rome (CMOG, 2007, p. 121). C. 2

René Lalique: Design Drawings for a Perfume Pendant and a Perfume Bottle
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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.

Early Modern Printed Books at the Rakow Library, 1450-1550: An Introduction
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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

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