All About Glass

All About Glass

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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 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010. Includes rock-crystal glass by Baccarat. Trade catalog. Cover

De situ orbis [manuscsript] / Guarini Veronensis in Strabonis cretensis libros ad Nicolaum Qui[n]tu[m] pontifice[m] maximu[s] praepato.
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Strabo. Guarino, Veronese, 1374-1460, tr. 97140 [ca. 1465] [320] leaves; 42 cm. G87 Pre-flood information from library cards: "Written in red ink, rubrics in lighter red, title in Roman capitals in blue. Initial spaces, spaces for Greek. Greek and Latin marginal glosses in red in various

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

[Cut glass catalog].
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Quaker City Cut Glass Co., Philadelphia, PA, USA. Noack & Gorenflo. 96968 Philadelphia, Pa.: Quaker City Cut Glass Co., [n.d., 1910] 20 p.: ill.; 24 x 31 cm. Quaker City Cut Glass Co. Catalog is stamped "Received Oct. 20, 1910, Noack & Gorenflo" Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging

Aristophanous Kōmōdiai ennea = Aristophanis Comoediae novem.
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Aristophanes. Mousouros, Markos, ca. 1470-1517, ed. 96927 Kōmōdiai ennea Aristophanis Comoediae novem Venice: Aldus Manutius, Romanus, 15 July (Id. Quint.) 1498. [348] leaves; 33 cm. (fol.) PA3875 The mention of glass cups in Acharnes (The Acharnians, lines 72-74) is regarded as the earliest

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 Glass: Book 4, chapt. 5, line 3 (imports

Manufacturer of registered flower centres, candelabras, vases, speciment tubes, and of cut, engraved, and etched table glass of every description.
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Philip Pargeter (Firm). Red House Glass Works, Stourbridge, England. 99387 At head of title: Philip Pargeter, Red House Glass Works, Stourbridge, England Also known as: Book no. 5 Fifth book Stourbridge: Philip Pargeter, [n.d., 1875-1881] Ensor & Simkins Lith. 93 leaves: entirely ill.; 33 cm.

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 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010. Hand-painted and art glass

Mvseo Cospiano: annesso a qvello del famoso Vlisse Aldrovandi e donato alla sua patria dall'illustrissimo Signor Ferdinando Cospi / Descrizione di Lorenzo Legati Cremonese.
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Legati, Lorenzo, d. 1675. Aldrovandi, Ulisse, 1522-1605? 97655 Museo Cospiano: annesso a quello del famoso Ulisse Aldrovandi... Bologna: Per Giacomo Monti, 1677. [20] p., 532 p.: ill., fold. pl., port.; 34 cm. QH41 "De gli strumenti ottici, d'acciajo, di cristallo, e di vetro": libro

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 CMGL copy lacking Privilege du roi. Digitized by OCLC in 2008. "Le prix est de quarante sols, broché." Mostly

Brush and pencil Keystone drawing tablet.
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Carder, Gladys M. Carder, Frederick. 119923 [n.d., between 1903-1908?] 1 v. (unpaged): ill., 23 x 31 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Brush and pencil Keystone drawing tablet Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Last 3 pages not digitized. Last 3 pages digitized by Boston

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 Chapters include various

[Perfume manufacturer's sample album].
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L.T. Piver (Firm), [Paris, France]. Museu del Perfum (Barcelona, Spain) 115034 [Paris: L. T. Piver (Firm), n.d., 1886-1890] [35] leaves: col. ill.; 38 cm. Piver, L.T. (Firm) Notable acquisition 2010. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010. Includes perfume bottles and labels, creams,

Whitall, Tatum & Co. glass manufacturers: druggists', chemists' and perfumers' glassware [and] druggists' sundries.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 113016 Druggists', chemists' and perfumers' glassware [and] druggists' sundries. 1880 [catalog] Glassware [catalog] Philadelphia, Pa.: New York, N.Y.: Whitall Tatum & Co., 1880. 72 p.: ill.; 23 cm. Whitall Tatum Company Notable

The American art of glass / John La Farge.
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La Farge, John, 1835-1910. 106622 New York: J. J. Little, [n.d., between 1893-1899?] 22 p.; 24 cm. NK5312 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Digital file missing pages 1-7. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2012. Cover title. "To be read in connection with Mr. Louis C.

Rapporto della Pubblica esposizione dei prodotti di arti e manifatture Toscane: prescritta col sovrano motuproprio de' 12 luglio 1839, ed eseguita in Firenze nel mese di settembre di detto anno / redatto da una deputazione eletta dalla commissione incaricata dell'esame delle manifatture e dell'aggiudicazione de' premio.
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Pubblica esposizione dei prodotti di arti e manifatture Toscane (1839: Florence, Italy) 117341 Firenze: Nella Stamperia Piatti, 1839. xx, 53 p.; 20 cm. T590 1839 Accompanied by a typescript and carbon copy of a bookseller's citation for this title. Glassware: p. 32-33; optical instruments: p.

Sketch book [1888] / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 119871 Sketchbook [1888] Written inside cover: F. Carder, John St., Wordsley 1888 1888. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 19 x 13 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Sketch book [1888] Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Cover title. Carder sketchbook. Part of the

Zur Erinnerung an die Disch'sche Sammlung römischer Gläser.
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Aus'm Weerth, Ernst, 1829-1909. Jahrbücher des Vereins von Alterthumsfreunden im Rheinlande v. 71, 1881, pp. 119-133, plates 5-7. 111810 Handwritten cover title: Disch'sche Sammlung römischer Gläser [Köln, Germany: s.n., 1880] p. 119-133, plates v-vii.: ill.; 27 cm. NK5107.6 List of

Atti della distribuzione dei premi d'industria fatta nella pubblica solenne adunanza dell'I. R. Istituto di scienze, lettere ed arti del di' 30 maggio 1840.
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Di Erdöd, Luigi Palffy. I.R. Istituto veneto di scienze, lettere ed arti (Venice, Italy) 117326 Atti della distribuzione de' premj d'industria... Half title: Distribuzione dei premi d'industria dell'anno 1840 Venezia: Giuseppe Antonelli, 1840. 78 p.; 21 cm. T955 1840 Gold medal

La culture artistique en Amérique / S. Bing.
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Bing, Siegfried, 1838-1905. 107197 Paris, 1896. 119 p.; 26 cm. N6510 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 English translation (N6465.A7.B61). Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in

Catalogue no. 97, Dept. C.
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Edward Miller & Co., Meriden, CT, USA. 112793 Boston, Mass.: Edward Miller & Co., [ca. 1904] 31, [1] p.: ill.; 35 cm. Miller, Edward, & Co. Catalog is extremely fragile with loose and torn pages. Notable acquisition 2009. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010. Includes chimneys

Whitall, Tatum & Co., glass manufacturers. Druggists, chemists and perfumers glassware, druggists sundries.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Millville, NJ, USA. 109028 Druggists, chemists and perfumers glassware, druggists sundries Price list, 1883 Philadelphia and New York: Whitall Tatum Company, 1883. 88 p.: ill. (some col.); 25 cm. Whitall Tatum Company Notable acquisition 2009. Digitized by Boston Photo

Informe sobre el estado actual de la industria belga con aplicacion a España / presentado al Excmo. Sr. Ministro de la Gobernacion por D. Ramon de la Sagra.
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Sagra, Ramón de la, 1798-1871. 117332 Madrid: Imprenta Nacional, 1842. 310, [2] p.; 21 cm. T465 1841.E2 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. "Comprende 1o. La exposicion de los productos de dicha industria. 2o. El cuadro de las instituciones que sirven para su desarrollo y para

Catalogue.
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D.C. Jenkins Glass Company, Kokomo, IN, USA. 111190 D.C. Jenkins Glass Company, Kokomo, IND., U.S.A., manufacturers tableware, stemware, tumblers of all kinds, lantern globes, cups, mugs, beer mugs, egg cups, jelly glasses, glass lip molasses cans, fish globes, display jars, tablet jars, lamp

O meio de se fazer pintor em tres horas, e de executar com o pincel as obras dos maiores mestres, sem se ter aprendido o desenho.
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Vispré, F. X. 103438 Lisboa: Arco do Cego, 1801. 70 p.; 21 cm. ND1590 Vispré, a painter of miniature portraits and still-lifes, explains to the Marqueza how to become a painter in 3 hours by copying paintings by laying prints onto glass so that the paper may be rolled off & the ink left

The Midland mapping book / F. Carder, the Leys Potteries.
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Carder, Frederick. 119909 1875. [10] leaves: ill., maps; 19 x 14 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Midland mapping book Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder/Steuben archives. Includes maps of Holland and Belgium, Switzerland, Canada

Prix-courant.
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Contat & Cie, Monthey, Switzerland. 116076 Monthey, Switzerland: Contat & Cie, 1910. 34 p.; 30 cm. Tableware: Contat & Cie, Monthey, Switzerland. (F-8588T) F-8588T Page 1-2 torn from price list. Stamped: "Comptoir Franco-Suisse de Commissions (S.A.), Lausanne". Originally

Price list of blanks.
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H.C. Fry Glass Company, Rochester, PA, USA. 115883 Rochester, Pa.: H.C. Fry Glass Company, [n.d., 1901-1920] 25 p.: ill.; 23 x 31 cm. Cut glass: Fry, H.C., Glass Company, Rochester, PA, USA. (F-15986C) F-27C and F-15986C. Price list microfilmed with: H.C. Fry Glass Co., manufacturers of blanks,

Rich cut glass.
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F.B. Tinker (Firm), Chicago, IL, USA. 100093 Chicago, Ill.: F. B. Tinker, [n.d., 1910-1915?] [38] leaves: ill.; 29 x 38 cm. Tinker, F.B., (Firm) This catalog was compared to a different cut glass catalog of F.B. Tinker (Bib 94050). Several pages from that catalog are represented here. Catalog bound

Catalogue of table glass ware, lamps, &c. / manufactured by National Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA., U.S.A. operating McKee & Bros. Glass Works, Jeannette, Pa.
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National Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. McKee & Brothers. 110922 Catalogue of table ware, lamps, chimneys and general glassware, plain and decorated [Pittsburgh, Pa.: National Glass Company, between 1899-1904] 147 p.: ill. (some col.); 33 x 48 cm. National Glass Company Handwritten

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