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Pittsburgh Glass 1797-1891: A History and Guide for Collectors

Innes, Lowell

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ISBN 10: 0395207339 / ISBN 13: 9780395207338
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1976
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Charcoal cloth hardback is tightly bound and unmarked. Silver lettering to spine is bright and easily readable with blind stamped title to cover. End papers are deep lavender. Contains over 520 illustrations including 12 full color plates, List of Illustrations, Appendix, Bibliography and Index. Unclipped DJ has no marks and now in mylar. Digital photos available. ; Black and White illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 522 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 1959

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Title: Pittsburgh Glass 1797-1891: A History and ...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Dust jacket notes: "Collectors, curators, and antique dealers have long recognized that nineteenth-century glassmakers of the Pittsburgh area produced much of America's finest glass, highly prized today for its artistic and technical excellence. Now, for the first time, an authoritative work provides a full-scale study of Pittsburgh glass. A masterful compendium of practical guidance for glass students and of information for advanced scholars, it will be invaluable to collectors at every level and in any region. Lowell Innes covers in expert detail the large variety of Pittsburgh products - from early free-blown through cut, engraved, pattern-molded, lacy, pressed, and etched to later pal, novelty, and art glass. His chapter on lacy is particularly notable for a complete account of Midwestern lacy and its relationship to Eastern and French design. He also relates the historic background - social, economic, and technological - in which the glassmakers operated, and discusses more than two dozen glasshouses of the period, many of them now almost legendary: Bakewell, Robinson, Curling, Bryce, McKee, Lyon, Adams, Atterbury, Ripley. His sound and fresh scholarship includes material that heightens the reader's understanding of both Pittsburgh glass and all nineteenth-century American glassmaking. The comprehensive text is enriched by over 520 illustrations, including 12 full-color plates and numerous pictures from previously unpublished catalogues. Many rare pieces shown in the photographs are from private collections not on public view. In its importance and scope, this unique and long-awaited work makes a major contribution to the study of American glass."

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