Books on Antique Bottles and Glass

Bottles

Antique Glass Bottles : A Comprehensive Illustrated Guide by Willy Van Den Bossche
Price: $79.60

Bottles Identification and Price Guide by Michael Polak
Price: $13.60
An excellent guide for the beginning collector which covers thousands of bottles and current values. Also includes information for the collector. Recommended.

Antique Western Bitters Bottles
by Jeff Wichmann
Price: $49.95
An in-depth look at the wide variety of colors and forms of bitters bottles produced in the Western US.

Dutch Glass Bottles of the 17th and 18th Centuries: a Collectors Guide
by Robert H. McNulty
Price: $20.00
This publication on Dutch Glass Bottles certainly takes the mystery out of how to distinguish Dutch Glass bottles from English bottles which have always confused collectors over the last 25 years.

A Guide to the Artifacts of Colonial America
by Noël Hume
Price: $29.64
An acclaimed archaeologist and historian, Noël Hume understands the interests of both professionals and enthusiasts. He manages to combine out-of-the-ordinary information with a lively presentation. His extensive knowledge and experience make this richly detailed text communicate something beyond the facts—the reality of other times, places, and cultures.

Kovels’ Bottles Price List (Kovels’ Bottle Price List, 11th Ed) by Ralph & Terry Kovel
Price: $12.80
An excellent general reference and price guide for the beginning collector.

Perfume Bottles : A Collector’s Guide (Miller’s Collector’s Guides) by Madeleine Marsh
Price: $9.56

One Thousand Fruit Jars (1752) by Bill Schroeder
Price: $5.35
We have not seen this book, but understand it to be a general reference for the beginning collector. Serious jar collectors will want the more in-depth but more expensive Red Book of Fruit Jars.

A Wine-Lover’s Glasses : The A.C. Hubbard Collection of Antique English Drinking-Glasses and Bottles by Ward Lloyd
Price: $72.00

Ketchup, Pickles, Sauces : Nineteenth Century Food in Glass by Betty Zumwalt
Price: $25.00
The definitive reference on food and pickle bottles. Has thousands of company histories, photos of bottles, but price guide is long out of date. A must for the serious collector and historian.

Pressed and Cut Glass

Standard Encyclopedia of Pressed Glass 1860-1930 (Standard Encyclopedia of Pressed Glass, 2nd Ed.) by Edwards & Carwile
Price: $23.96

Early American Pattern Glass by Alice Hulett Metz
Price: $17.95

Much More Early American Pattern Glass by Alice Metz
Price: $14.36

Antique Trader American Pressed Glass and Bottles : Price Guide (Antique Trader American Pressed Glass & Bottles Price Guide, 2nd Ed) by Kyle Husfloen (Editor)
Price: $17.56

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