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PermInk
04-02-2011, 12:08 AM
I am trying to compile resources and would like to purchase some more books, any recommendations? what are your favorite bottle books? thanks for your input

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 12:56 AM
Hi Becky,the following are must have (as you can afford them) books for bottle collectors.


AMERICAN BOTTLES AND FLASKS
By Helen McKearin & Kenneth Wilson 1978

Two Hundred Years of AMERICAN BLOWN GLASS
By George S. and Helen McKearin 1948-1950

AMERICAN GLASS By George S and Helen McKearin 1941

Vol. I BLOWN AND MOLDED Edited by Marvin D. Schwartz
Vol. II PRESSED AND CUT Edited by Robert E. DiBartolomeo

Bitters Bottles by Carlyn Ring and W.C. (Bill) Ham

Bitters Bottles Supplement Carlyn Ring and W.C. (Bill) Ham

ANTIQUE GLASS BOTTLES Their History and Evolution (1500-1850)
By Willy Van den Bossche

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 12:59 AM
AMERICAN BOTTLES AND FLASKS
By Helen McKearin & Kenneth Wilson 1978


https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/5D962F9A6F72416A99ED5A7A2E8BDE7E.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:00 AM
Two Hundred Years of AMERICAN BLOWN GLASS
By George S. and Helen McKearin 1948-1950


https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/841185F8CFBC409ABE20E6BFF953A91B.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:05 AM
AMERICAN GLASS By George S and Helen McKearin 1941

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/6417FEDD235B4C9E8CD5489A0D32A724.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:06 AM
Both books are in one volume.

Vol. I BLOWN AND MOLDED Edited by Marvin D. Schwartz
Vol. II PRESSED AND CUT Edited by Robert E. DiBartolomeo



https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/816F9CDC87704B50910FB05A682EADD8.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:08 AM
Bitters Bottles by Carlyn Ring and W.C. (Bill) Ham

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/E47F2DD39E6A44B3951EE39870348EFA.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:09 AM
Bitters Bottles Supplement Carlyn Ring and W.C. (Bill) Ham

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/5BD756D49D514256845C517FA4168C0F.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:09 AM
ANTIQUE GLASS BOTTLES Their History and Evolution (1500-1850)
By Willy Van den Bossche

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/BDB65C9E71834FF7AA374C9D473A51B5.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:13 AM
John Frederick Amelung Early American Glassmaker [Hardcover]
Dwight P. Lanmon (Author), Arlene Schwind (Author), Ivor Hume (Author), Robert Brill (Author), V. Hanson (Author)

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/E3371ED185BF42738A28E7AC0FBF225B.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:14 AM
Glass in Early America: Selections from the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum by Arlene Palmer (http://productsearch.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?store=book&ATH=Arlene+Palmer)[/i]

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/BA4C268474754703BC32CBB6B0077C35.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:17 AM
The glass gaffers of New Jersey, and their creations from 1739 to the present [Hardcover]
Adeline Pepper

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/8AE87D322EF64DF497ED27AECE49900C.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:20 AM
Bottles, flasks, and Dr. Dyott.
Author: McKearin, Helen

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/2FB1BC44E9104943A592D364EABB5DBC.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:22 AM
Stiegel glass / by Frederick William Hunter.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/9CFEF4D3F149475A80BEC979CEF37FF3.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:24 AM
Early American Bottles and Flasks [Hardcover]
Stephen Van Rensselaer

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/C2338645457245F0A097B6C1C59CE135.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:32 AM
Becky,
I would almost recommend to a novice collector to get the books first,now you know what is valuable if that is important to you,
Rarity and where to find them ect ect.I have read all of these at least twice,These are all great books that cover a wide spectrum of our hobby.
I recommend trying to get a hold of some of these as they will save you a lot of aggrivation and most importantly money
from making a bad choice as far a glass goes.These books have plenty of pictures and cover a wide range of topics in our hobby.
Good luck and I will post some more as time permits .Steve

Steve/sewell
04-03-2011, 01:34 AM
Sorry for a couple of the bad out of focus pictures I was racing around earlier this evening ( I got called out to work)when I wanted to post this I just got home now.

RED Matthews
04-03-2011, 01:39 AM
Hello PermInk; My home page under the subject BOOKS list my favorite books and some are the same as Steve's.
I have tried to make some points of some of the other books also.
Good Reading!! RED Matthews

TJSJHART
04-03-2011, 04:11 AM
ok i'll ask what is the book that this was shown from and a good A.C.L. book

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/8566/B3632BF23DEE4C8DA9265AC3522C8FB4.jpg

PermInk
04-03-2011, 10:06 PM
thank you very much for all the input!! I have some of them on the list already

surfaceone
04-13-2011, 02:07 AM
http://www.listityourselfauctions.com/uploaded/2009-7-3-imp/rad98B70HER-1980-ketchup-X1-a.jpg

Ketchup, Pickles, Sauces by Betty Zumwalt

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61yWLQ9BeHL._SS500_.jpg By Richard Fike From. (http://www.amazon.com/Bottle-Book-Richard-Fike/dp/1932846158)

RedGinger
04-13-2011, 04:39 PM
You have your own library, Sewell! I think we have a couple of those books. I would love to get the two you just posted, Surface! They look great. We have a few more books that I think Joe has pictures of, for you PermInk.

For my birthday last year, my Mom gave me an ex-libris copy of , "A Treasury of American Bottles" by William C. Ketchum, that she bought. Here's the funny part: The old library here, that Joe went to as a kid and teen had one copy of this book. He used to check it out all the time. This is before I was even born. [:D] Well, sure enough, in the back of the book is the stamp from the old library! I had no idea about this until he saw the book and told me. The grand old library is gone, replaced with a smaller, but modern one in a different location.

I highly recommend this book. I used to check out every book I could on bottles when I first got started in the hobby. It took me awhile and finding examples of certain bottles before it stuck in my brain. I suppose that's just how my brain works. As an example, I am terrible with directions, but driving somewhere a few times is what gets me oriented with where I am.

RED Matthews
04-13-2011, 06:29 PM
"A Treasury of American Bottles" by William C. Ketchum

Hi RedGinger; I went to my library file and I have this subject book. Unfortunately it has been about three years since I read it. If you go to my homepage and check under books, I have a list of my favorites and some reference about what they told me about.

I have to point out that some of the best books about early glass making were written by women. They did a good job of putting down details in their writing. RED Matthews