Old Glass Paperweights  (1940 Private Printing)
by Evangeline Bergstrom

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Old Glass Paperweights 
by Evangeline Bergstrom

Subtitled: Their Art, Construction, and Distinguishing Features

This first edition is the original 1940 private printing.  It has a rich red binding with gold gilt edging.

One of the earliest books on the subject of paperweights.  Evangeline Bergstrom was an early collector whose collection formed the basis for the world's only museum devoted solely to paperweights, the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, Wisconsin.  It has been suggested that this book did more than any other to popularize paperweight collecting. 

120 pages with 83 black and white plates plus 20 color plates.   
Hard bound.  6 1/2" by 9 1/4".  1940.

Chapters are:

  • Foreword
  • The Art of Paperweights
  • How Paperweights are made
  • France
  • England
  • Minor European Sources
  • America
  • Pinchbecks
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments

Click on the picture to see a color plate from the book.

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