Welker, John & Elizabeth.
Title PRESSED GLASS IN AMERICA: Encyclopedia of the First Hundred Years 1825 - 1925.
Binding Hard Cover
Edition First Edition
Publisher Antique Acres Press [Self-Published, Ivyland, PA]. 1985. (1985).
0961586109 / 9780961586102
Seller ID 02-0194
Limited 1st & only edition. No. 143 of 1500 copies. 495pp. 4to. Green vinyl over boards with gilt lettering. 80 photos of over 1,000 pieces of glass in 400 patterns (about 90% never shown previously in glass literature). About 6800 patterns listed along with their attributions (if known), dates of production, & references to source material for each in glass literature; factory, combines, decorators & packers histories; biographies of important glassmen, designers, & labor & industry organizations; detailed presentation on glassmaking & the evolution of pressed glass manufacturing along of pressed glass manufacturing along with many illustrations of the equipment, techniques & patents involved; glass marketing including exhibits, expositions, shows & advertising; glass collecting; glass collectors, dealers & collector's organizations; reproductions; problems & techniques in attributing glass; etc. Glossary, huge bibliography, & index. Near Fine, i.e. very minimal signs of careful use with no significant defects/ DJ (Fair: Generally worn with edge tears, creases, & chips; a short tear on the spine edge & one edge tear have been repaired with cellotape on the inside). IBSN 0961586109. Note: Extra postage will be required for shipping via Priority Mail.
Pattern Glass, Pressed Glass