Not a book, but here is a link to a report in The Engineer
magazine, on the glass manufactures (sic
- it is a legit word, but rather antiquated) at the Brussels Centennial Exhibition, 1876.
There is a surprising amount of detail here from manufacturers around the world. Included is the mention of "yellow uranium glass" from Greenpoint Flint Glass Works (middle column, p.270, towards the top), which raised a question in my head - when was the term "uranium glass" first used? I see from Wikipedia the glass dates to 79AD (a little before my time then)!