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1 BERGSTROM, E.H.: Old Glass Paperweights. Their Art, Construction, and Distinguishing Features.
Faber and Faber. 1948 1st thus. 
Size 6.25 x 9.25 inches. In glossy gold binding lettered in red. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Slightly rubbed around edges. Small marks. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 132pp. With 20 colour & 88 b/w plates. Covers all elements of the art of paperweights in all countries. Guidance on detecting originals and frauds. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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2 DRAHOTOVA, OLGA: European Glass. Text by Olga Drahotova. Photographs by Gabriel Urbaek. Drawings by Ivan Kafka.
Peerage Books. 1983 1st UK edition. 
Size 8.5 x 11.25 inches. In beige cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 232pp. With b/w and colour photographs and line drawings in margins. Guide to the collection of hollow glassware with detailed information on the history and development of glass blowing in Europe. With extensive glossaries. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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3 ELVILLE, E.M.: The Collector's Dictionary of Glass.
Country Life, London 1969 
Large. Bound in blue cloth with gilt to panel on spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks on back and small tear at top corner). Clean and tight copy. 192pp. Ills. with 275 b/w photographs, colour frontis. “This sumptuous book, justly described as the first fully comprehensive modern dictionary of glass, surveys the entire field of glass-making and collecting from Roman times to the present day...Arranged by subject in alphabetical order, and fully cross-referenced....The author is an internationally recognised expert and the dictionary...can claim to be the definitive work on the subject” 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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4 McKEARIN, GEORGE S. and HELEN: American Glass.
Crown Publishers. New York. 1944 4th printing 
In maroon cloth covers with black to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine faded and front part faded. Rubbed and chipped along edges with pieces missing from ends of spine. Not price clipped). Small marks to covers. Else a clean and tight copy. 622pp.With 200 photographs and 1000 drawings by James L.McCreery. Covers the entire craft of Early American glass making. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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5 SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET & CO.: Catalogue of the Constable-Maxwell Collection of Ancient Glass. The Proerty of Mr and Mrs Andrew Constable-Maxwell including A Late Roman glass Diatretum or Cage-Cup which will be sold by auction.
Sotheby. 1979 
In olive green hard card covers with gilt to spine and front. With dustwrapper. Decorated endpapers. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; rubbed along edges with small chips from ends of spine and corners. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 209pp.With b/w and colour photographs. Copiously illustrated catalogue of ancient glass. With loose insert of estimates. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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