FROM BROAD-GLASS TO CUT CRYSTAL: a history of the Stourbridge…

FROM BROAD-GLASS TO CUT CRYSTAL: a history of the Stourbridge glass industry

Edition: First printing

London: Leonard Hill, 1956. Tall narrow octavo, maroon cloth. pp (xiv), 161 + colour frontispiece and 22 b&w plates. Rubber stamp in bottom margin of title page, small bruise to one outer corner, else fine. The thin dust jacket is worn, with long tears (mainly to the spine) internally mended, chip at foot of spine; now protected with a plastic wrapper. "This book tells the story of a world-famous industry which has been continuously producing glass for three-and-a-half centuries. It is the story of Stourbridge Glass told for the first time; of its products, domestic and fancy, of its significant figures, masters and cratsmen, makers and decorators, of its great periods and famous individual pieces, of the missionaries who carried its craft to Bristol and Newcastle and abroad to Ireland and the United States. It describes the trials and triumphs of its development from its earliest phase of window-glass and bottle-making, through its adoption of lead glass, pioneer experiments in pot-coloured glasses which culminated in the fantastic opulence of a mid-Victorian heyday, exploitation of cutting and its golden age of cameo-carving and engraving to the renowned cut crystal of today." - jacket

Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 39766
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