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Offline Nick77

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Good book
« on: May 02, 2012, 09:27:19 AM »
Can anyone recommend a good general book on paperweights for ID puposes or books on specific makers?

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Re: Good book
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 03:48:05 PM »
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There is a list of paperweight books on my website, but I do not know of any single book that is comprehensive and up to date (and free from errors...).  You could do worse than get the little Miller's Guide to start with though - that only costs a few pounds.

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Re: Good book
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 09:18:27 PM »
For general info covering a good range of weights, and with good colour photos throughout, I recommend:
       Paperweights by Pat Reilly, 1994, ISBN 1-85076-521-9

Inexpensive copies can be found in various places places on the web.
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Re: Good book
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 09:28:18 AM »
Many thanks both, the Millers guide looks good but I can only find it from 40 upwards so far


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Re: Good book
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 09:41:47 AM »
Hi Nick.

If you follow the link at the top of my books page (or click here) you should find it from 9.99.

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Re: Good book
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 09:54:29 AM »
Thanks for that, strange when I had earlier tried Amazon the price was 89 with other sellers starting from 40 to over 200.Followed your link and 9.99 appeared?


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Re: Good book
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 11:05:45 AM »
Hi Nick
As it has been corrrectly pointed out, there is no one book that is a comprehensive guide to paperweights so I am afraid that you have to buy a few to cover whatever area you are particulalrly interested in. John Simmonds Book Paperweights of Great Britain is a good one as is Sybil Jargstorfs book Paperweights.
You see books regularly on Ebay and this might be a good place to pick up some at good prices
Good Hunting
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Re: Good book
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2012, 11:31:46 PM »
I have a comprehensive list of books on my website at http://paperweights.com/books.htm

For modern weights with signatures and signature canes, I recommend Andy Dohan's book (print version and cd revised edition).  http://paperweights.com/bk_dohan1.htm

For older weights there is no single best book. 

One of the best overall books on paperweights is Paul Dunlop's Dictionary of Glass Paperweights http://paperweights.com/bk_dunlop2.htm

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