Albany Glass: Model Flint Glass Company of Albany, IndianaRon Teal, Sr., The Glass Press, 1997
American and Canadian Early Etched GobletsJohn B. Mordock, Self published, 1985
American and Canadian Goblets, Volumes I & II 3rd editionDoris and Peter Unitt, For the Love of Glass Publishing, Inc., 1994.
The most comprehensive guide to pattern glass goblets.
American & European Pressed GlassJane Shadel Spillman, The Corning Museum of Glass, 1981
American Art Nouveau GlassAlbert Christian Revi, Self Published, 1968, 1972
American Bottles & Flasks and Their AncestryHelen McKearin & Kenneth M. Wilson, Crown Publishers, 1978
The American Cut Glass Industry: T.G. Hawkes and his CompetitorsJane Shadel Spillman, Antique Collectors’ Club, 1996, 2001
American GlassGeorge S. and Helen McKearin, Crown Publishers, 1948
American Glass Cup PlatesRuth Webb Lee and James H. Rose, Lee Publications, 1948
American Glass, 1760-1930: The Toledo Museum of ArtKenneth M. Wilson, two volumes, Hudson Hills Press, 1994
American Glass, From the Pages of Antiques, Vol. I, Blown And Molded and Vol. II, Pressed And Cut (two volumes in one)Marvin D. Schwartz and Robert E. DiBartolomeo, The Pyne Press, 1974
American Historical GlassBessie M. Lindsey, Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1980
American Pattern Glass Table SetsGene and Cathy Florence, Collector Books, 2007
American Pressed Glass and Figure BottlesAlbert Christian Revi, Thomas Nelson, Inc. Publishers, 1964
Antique Fakes & ReproductionsRuth Webb Lee, Self Published, Revised 1950 (Original 1938)
Antique Glass Bottles: Their History and Evolution (1500-1850)Willy Van den Bossche, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2001
Artistry and Innovation in Pittsburgh Glass, 1808-1882Arlene Palmer, Frick Art & Historical Center, 2005.
Published in conjunction with the 2005 exhibit by the same name at the Frick Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
The Art of the Paperweight: The Boston & Sandwich and New England Glass CompaniesJohn D. Hawley, Paperweight Press, 1997
Bakewell, Pears & Co. Catalogue, 1868Thomas C. Pears, IV, Self Published, 2004
The Big Book of Vaseline GlassBarrie Skelcher, Schiffer Publishing, 2002
Bread Plates and PlattersAnna Maude Stuart, Self Published, 1965
British Glass: 1800-1914Charles R. Hajdamach, Antique Collectors’ Club, 1991, 1993, 1995
Bryce, Higbee, and J. B. Higbee GlassLola and Wayne Higbee, The Glass Press, 1998
Carved & Decorated European Art GlassRay & Lee Grover, The Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1970
Celery Vases: Art Glass, Pattern Glass, and Cut GlassDorothy Daugherty, Schiffer Publishing, 2007
Central Glass Company, The First Thirty Years: 1863-1893Marilyn R. Hallock, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2002
The C.F. Monroe Co. Catalogue 1902-1903Wilfred R. Cohen, The Glass Press, 1999
The C.F. Monroe Co. Catalogue 1906-1907Carrol Lyle & Whitney Newland, Thomas M. Wasylyk Publishing, 1998
Children’s Glass Dishes, China and FurnitureDoris Anderson Lechler, Collector Books, 1983
Collectible Bohemian Glass 1880-1940Robert & Deborah Truitt, B&D Glass, 1995
Collectible Bohemian Glass Vol. II 1915-1945Robert & Deborah Truitt, B&D Glass, 1998
The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Fry GlasswareH.C. Fry Glass Society, Collector Books, 1990
Collector’s Encyclopedia of Milk GlassBetty & Bill Newbound, Collector Books, 1995
The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Pattern GlassMollie Helen McCain, Collector Books, 1982
The Complete Book of McKee GlassSandra Mcphee Stout, The Trojan Press, 1972
The Comprehensive Guide to Pairpoint Glass Shapes & PatternsSandra & Marion Frost, Schiffer Publishing, 2006
The Co-operative Flint Glass Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania 1879-1934E. Earl & JoAnne Autenreith, Self Published, 2008
Coudersport Glass: 1900-1904Tulla Majot, Antique Publications, 1990
Crystal Stemware Identification GuideBob Page and Dale Frederiksen, Collector Books, 1997.
Very good for identification, but time consuming to use.
Cup Plate Discoveries Since 1949: The Cup Plate Notes of James H. RoseJohn E. Bilane, compiler, John E. Bilane, 1971
The Decanter, An Illustrated History of Glass from 1650Andy McConnell, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2004. A fabulous volume; highly recommended.
Dorflinger America’s Finest Glass, 1852-1921John Quentin Feller, Antique Publications, 1988
Dugan/Diamond: The Story of Indiana, Pennsylvania, GlassWilliam Heacock, James Measell, Berry Wiggins, Antique Publications, 1993
Durand The Man and His GlassEdward J. Meschi, The Glass Press, 1998
Early American Pattern Glass, Book 1 and Much More Early American Pattern Glass, Book 2Alice Hulett Metz, Collector Books, Revised 1978.
These are first off the shelf when I’m trying to identify a pattern. The patterns are grouped logically and are easy to find if you have a general knowledge of pattern glass.
Each pattern has a list of forms produced known by Mrs. Metz. While these lists are not all encompassing, they do for the most part only list pieces that were actually made. The prices should not be used however, as they are obviously outdated.
Early American Pattern Glass Cake Stands & Serving PlatesBettye S. James & Jane M. O’Brien, Collector Books, 2009
Early American Pattern Glass, The States’ SeriesJulia Magee Hartley and Mary Magee Cable, Craftsman Printers, Inc., 1976
Early American Pressed Glass, Enlarged & RevisedRuth Webb Lee, Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1985
Early Duncan GlasswareNeila M. Bredehoft, George A. Fogg and Francis C. Maloney, Self published, 1987
Eighteenth Century English Drinking Vessels, Second Revised EditionL.M. Bickerton, Antique Collectors’ Club, 1986.
A researcher’s dream. All reference books should be this well organized and easy to use.
The Elsholz Collection of Early American Glass, Volumes 1-3Richard A. Bourne, Richard A. Bourne Co., Inc., 1987
The Encyclopedia of Duncan Glass: Third PrintingGail Krause, Self Published, 1976, 1981, 1984
Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass: Book 1 Toothpick Holders from A to ZWilliam Heacock, Antique Publications, 1974, 1976
Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass: Book 2 Opalescent Glass From A to ZWilliam Heacock, Antique Publications, 1975, 1977
Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass: Book 3 Syrups, Sugars, Shakers, and Cruets From A to ZWilliam Heacock, Antique Publications, 1976
Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass: Book 4 Custard Glass From A to ZWilliam Heacock, Antique Publications, 1976
Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass: Book 5 U.S. Glass From A to ZWilliam Heacock, Antique Publications, 1978
Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass: Book 6 Oil Cruets From A to ZWilliam Heacock, Antique Publications, 1981
Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Pattern Glass: Book 7 Ruby-Stained Glass From A to ZWilliam Heacock, Antique Publications, 1986
English Cameo GlassRay & Lee Grover, Crown Publishers, 1980
English 19th Century Press-Moulded GlassColin R. Lattimore, Barrie & Jenkins Publishing, 1979
English Pressed Glass 1830-1900Raymond Slack, Barrie & Jenkins Publishing, 1987
The Essence of Pairpoint Fine Glassware 1918-1938Marion and Sandra Frost, Schiffer Publishing, 2001
Fenton Glass: The First Twenty-Five YearsWilliam Heacock, O-Val Advertising Corp, 1978
Fenton Glass: The Second Twenty-Five YearsWilliam Heacock, O-Val Advertising Corp, 1980
Fenton Glass: The Third Twenty-Five YearsWilliam Heacock, The Glass Press, 1989, 1994
Findlay GlassJames Measell and Don E. Smith, Antique Publications, Inc., 1986
5,000 Open Salts, A Collector’s GuideWilliam Heacock and Patricia Johnson, Patricia Johnson, 1982
For Bitters OnlyCarlyn Ring, The Pi Press, 1980
Fostoria: Its First Fifty YearsHazel Marie Weatherman, The Weathermans, 1972
Fostoria, Ohio Glass IIMelvin L. Murray, Self published, 1992
Frederick Carder and Steuben Glass: American ClassicsThomas P. Dimitroff, Schiffer Publishing, 1998
German Enameled GlassAxel von Saldern, The Corning Museum of Glass, 1965
Glass: Art Nuoveau to Art DecoVictor Arwas, Rizzoli International Publications, 1977, 1980
The Glass Gaffers of New JerseyAdeline Pepper, Scribners Publishing, 1971
Glass Hen on Nest Covered DishesShirley Smith, Collector Books, 2007
The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Volumes 1-5An indispensable series; highly recommended (see below).
The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Volume 1Raymond E. Barlow and Joan E. Kaiser, Schiffer Pub. Ltd., 1993
The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Volume 2Raymond E. Barlow and Joan E. Kaiser, Schiffer Pub. Ltd., 1993
The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Volume 3Raymond E. Barlow and Joan E. Kaiser, Schiffer Pub. Ltd., 1987
The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Volume 4Raymond E. Barlow and Joan E. Kaiser, Schiffer Pub. Ltd., 1983
The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Volume 5Raymond E. Barlow and Joan E. Kaiser, Schiffer Pub. Ltd., 1999
The Glass Industry in South BostonJoan E. Kaiser, University Press of New England, 2009, Jeff’s Review (from back cover)
The Glass Industry in Wayne County, Pennsylvania: 1807-PresentWalter B. Barbe & Kurt A. Reed, Heritage Education, 2003
Glass in Early AmericaArlene Palmer, Winterthur Publishing, 1993
The Glass of Frederick CarderPaul V. Gardner, Schiffer Publishing, 1971
Glass Patents and PatternsArthur G. Peterson, Self Published, 1973
Glass Salt ShakersArthur G. Peterson, Wallace-Homestead Book Company, 1970
Glass Toothpick HoldersNeila & Tom Bredehoft and Jo & Bob Sanford, Collector Books, 1999
Glass Toothpick Holders, Second EditionNeila & Tom Bredehoft and Jo & Bob Sanford, Collector Books, 2005
Glass Tumblers 1860s to 1920sTom Bredehoft, Collector Books, 2004
GobletsS.T. Millard, The Central Press, 1938
Goblets IIS.T. Millard, Gossip Printers & Publishers, 1940
Greentown Glass: A Collector’s GuideJames Measell, editor, National Greentown Glass Association, Inc., 2005.
This title is available through our online store.
Greentown Glass: The Indiana Tumbler & Goblet CompanyJames Measell, The Grand Rapids Public Museum, 1979
The Greentown Glass CompanyBing Hilton, Self published, 2002
A Guide to Reproductions of Greentown Glass: Third EditionJames Measell, National Greentown Glass Association, 2003.
This title is available through our online store.
Harry Northwood, The Wheeling Years 1901-1925William Heacock, James Measell, Berry Wiggins, Antique Publications, 1991
Heisey Glass, The Early Years: 1896-1924Shirley Dunbar, Krause Publications, 2000
Heisey’s Glassware of DistinctionMary Louise Burns, Triangle Books, 1974
Hobbs, Brockunier & Co. GlassNeila and Tom Bredehoft, Collector Books, 1997
The Identification of English Pressed Glass 1842-1908Jenny Thompson, Self Published, 1989, 1993, 1996
Identifying Pattern Glass ReproductionsBill Jenks, Jerry Luna, Darryl Reilly, Wallace-Homestead, 1993
Imperial Glass Encyclopedia: Volume I A-CaneJames Measell, Editor, The Glass Press, 1995
Imperial Glass Encyclopedia: Volume II Cape Cod-LJames Measell, Editor, The Glass Press, 1997
Imperial Glass Encyclopedia: Volume III M-ZJames Measell, Editor, The Glass Press, 1999
Ink Bottles and InkwellsWilliam E. Covill, Jr., William S. Sullwold Publishing, 1971
Iowa City GlassMiriam Righter, Dr. J.W. Carberry, 1981
Irish GlassPhelps Warren, Faber & Faber, 1970, 1981
John Frederick AmelungLanmon, Schwind, Hume, Brill, Hanson, The Corning Museum of Glass, 1990
Lage D’or Du Verre En France 1800-1830: Verreries De L’empire et de la RestaurationFernando Montes de Oca, Self Published, 2001, French text
Last Links to the Past – 20th Century South Jersey Glass, Volume 1: Clevenger BrothersThomas C. Haunton, Self Published, 2011, Jeff’s Review
L.E. Smith Glass Company: The First One Hundred YearsTom Felt, Collector Books, 2007
The L.G. Wright Glass CompanyJames Measell and W. C. “Red” Roetters, The Glass Press, Inc. Antiques Publication, 1977
Libbey Glass Since 1818Carl U. Fauster, Len Beach Press, Toledo, Ohio, 1979
The “Lost” Treasures of Louis Comfort TiffanyHugh F. McKean, Doubleday & Company Inc, 1980
Lotz Bohmisches Glas 1880-1940Band 1 Werkmonographie, Band 2 Katalog der Musterschnitte, Rickle, Vlcek, Adlerova, Ploil, Wien, Prestel-Verlag, 1989, German text
Ludwig (Ludvik) Moser, King of GlassMural K. Charon, Charon/Ferguson, 1984
Milk GlassE.M. Belknap, Crown Publishers, 1949
The Milk Glass BookFrank Chiarenza and James Slater, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1998
M’Kee Victorian Glass, Five Complete Glass Catalogs from 1859/60 to 1871M’Kee and Brothers, Dover Publishing, 1981
Moser Artistic Glass, Edition TwoGary D. Baldwin,The Glass Press, 1997
Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass, Volume OneKenneth M. Wilson, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2005.
The final tome from the late Ken Wilson. We all miss him greatly.
This title is available through our online store.
Mt. Washington Art Glass plus Webb BurmeseBetty B. Sisk, Collector Books, 2003
New England Glass & GlassmakingKenneth M. Wilson, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1972
New Martinsville Glass, 1900-1944James Measell, Antique Publications, 1994
Nineteenth Century Glass: Its Genesis and Development, Revised EditionAlbert Christian Revi, Schiffer Publishing, 1967, (Original 1959)
1000 Toothpick Holders, A Collector’s GuideWilliam Heacock, Antique Publications, 1977
Opalescent Glass From A-Z: Revised Edition of William Heacock’s Encyclopedia of Victorian Pattern Glass, Books 2 and 9William Heacock & Joann Elmore, Antique Publications, 2000
The Open Salt CompendiumSandra Jzyk & Nina Robertson, Schiffer Publishing, 2002
Pairpoint GlassLeonard E. Padgett, Wallace-Homestead, 1979
Pattern Glass MugsJohn B. Mordock and Walter L. Adams, The Glass Press, Inc., 1995
Peachblow GlassSean and Johanna S. Billings, Krause Publications, 2000
Phoenix & Consolidated Art Glass 1926-1980Jack D. Wilson, Antique Publications, 1989
Pittsburgh Glass 1797-1891Lowell Innes, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1976
Phoenix Art GlassLeland Marple, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2004
Pressed Glass in AmericaJohn & Elizabeth Welker, Boyertown Publishing Company, 1985
Pressed Glass Salt Dishes of the Lacy Period, 1825-1850L.W. & D.B. Neal, Self published, 1962
Rare and Unlisted Toothpick HoldersWilliam Heacock, Antique Publications, 1984
Rare Imperial Glass PatternsMyrna Garrison, Schiffer Publishing, 2008
Reprint of the 1894 Pairpoint Manufacturing Company CatalogueLouis O. St. Aubin, Jr., The Glass Press, 1997
Riverside Glass WorksC.W. Gorham, Heartlights, 1995
Sandwich Glass, Enlarged and RevisedRuth Webb Lee, Wellesley Hills, MA: Lee Publishers, 1966
Standard Encyclopedia of Millersburg CrystalBill Edwards & Mike Carwile, Collector Books, 2001
The Story of American Pressed Glass of the Lacy Period 1825-1850James H. Rose, The Corning Museum of Glass, 1954
Tarentum Pattern GlassRobert Irwin Lucas, Self Published, 1981
Tiffany By Design: An In-Depth Look at Tiffany LampsNina Gray, Schiffer Publishing, 2006
Toothpick Holders: China, Glass, and MetalMembers of the National Toothpick Holder Collector’s Society, Antique Publications, 1992
Treasury of Canadian GlassDoris and Peter Unitt, Clock House Publications, 1969
Two Hundred Pattern Glass Pitchers, Vols. 1-8Minnie Watson Kamm, Kamm Publisher, various dates
Two Hundred Years of American Blown GlassHelen and George S. McKearin, Crown Publishers, 1949, 1950, 1958
U.S. Coin & Columbian Coin Pattern GlassTim Timmerman & Pete Rissell, Self Published, 2004
Vaseline Glass: Canary to ContemporaryDavid A. Peterson, Antique Publications, 2002
Vaseline Glassware Fascinating Fluorescent BeautyBarrie Skelcher, Schiffer Publishing, 2007
Victorian Decorative Glass: British Designs, 1850-1914Mervyn Gulliver, Schiffer Publishing, 2002
Victorian GlassRuth Webb Lee, Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1985
Victorian Glass NoveltiesJo & Bob Sanford, Schiffer Publishing, 2003
Wave Crest: The Glass of C.F. MonroeWilfred R. Cohen, Collector Books, 1987
Wave Crest WareElsa H. Grimmer, Wallace Homestead Book Company, 1979
Westmoreland GlassChas West Wilson, Collector Books, 1996
Wheeling Glass, 1829-1939Gerald I. Reilly, editor, The Oglebay Institute Glass Museum, 1994
The World of Salt Shakers Second Edition (Vol. 2)Mildred & Ralph Lechner, Collector Books, 1992
The World of Salt Shakers Vol. 3Mildred & Ralph Lechner, Collector Books, 1998
The Years of Duncan: 1865-1955Gail Krause, Heyworth Star, 1980