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Title: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: David E on September 17, 2009, 07:22:17 PM
Progress is being made on this title, which is expected to be ready by December 2009. Written by two respected Scottish glass historians, Shiona Airlie and Brian J R Blench, this will cover the period from 1610–2010, in preparation for the anniversary.

More details will be posted on this thread when available, but if anyone is interested in this book, please contact me. Some basic details are posted here: Scotland's Glass 400 (http://www.scotlandsglass400.co.uk)

Also visit Scotland's Glass (http://www.scotlandsglass.co.uk) for a mass of information regarding the glassware.
Title: Re: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: David E on November 06, 2009, 01:26:14 PM
Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking

As an update, everything is on course to start shipping this book no later than 15th December 2009. Current expectations are:

Title: Subtitle: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Pages: approx. 80, full-colour
Size: 280 x 210mm (a tad shorter than A4)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9549196-5-8


Feel free to mail me (click envelope icon in left column) for further details. Also see www.scotlandsglass400.co.uk

The retail price is £14.99.
Title: Re: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: David E on December 02, 2009, 02:54:22 PM
Also worth noting that there is an accompanying 20 page booklet Scotland's Glass: A Directory of Glass Businesses, which is supplied free with every book order. This should be going into print tomorrow morning (3rd Dec. 2009) but I have been assured by the printers (and they are quite reliable) that it will be available by the time the book is ready.

Mechanics:
20-pages
210 x 148mm (A5)
34 photographs (all but one is colour)

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A 20-page booklet containing data and information on virtually every glassmaker working in Scotland today. Also includes buildings, places and sites of interest, museums, which are glass related.

Extremely useful when you visit Scotland! Compiled & edited by Frank Andrews.
Title: Re: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: Frank on December 05, 2009, 01:37:04 PM
n.b. That the booklet is not commercial and was prepared as part of the preparations for 2010s glass anniversary in Scotland.

It will be widely available once distribution channels are established. Museums and hopefully glass organisations. However, we can also post it to interested parties but have to charge for this as our funding is very limited, probably best with a stamped addressed envelope in UK - once we know the cost of postage this will be announced. The publisher absorbs the p&P cost for those distributed with the book.

Having read the proof of the book, I can highly recommend it. It contains state of the art knowledge, much unpublished, with input from all of the significant researchers into Scottish glass. Plus it is a jolly good read  :thup:
Title: Re: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: David E on December 28, 2009, 01:52:54 PM
Sample pages are now available to view on the web site:

Sample pages (http://www.cortex-design.co.uk/pages2/sg400.html)
Title: Re: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: Anne on December 29, 2009, 01:39:27 AM
Amazon are listing it:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scotlands-Glass-400-Years-Glassmaking/dp/0954919653/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262050631&sr=8-1 (although showing as out of stock).
Title: Re: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: Frank on December 29, 2009, 02:31:08 AM
Folk can also buy the booklet on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scotlands-Glass-2010-Directory-Businesses/dp/0954919661/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262053409&sr=1-9

Although it is freely distributed to museums etc, not everyone that wants to will have access to a free copy. Any funds raised will help to offset distribution costs.
Title: Re: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: David E on December 30, 2009, 09:22:56 AM
In an extract from a mail received from Ivo yesterday, who has given permission for it to be used:

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Acknowledging the receipt of the book and I am delighted with the quality, the subject matter, the thorough indexing, the lay-out, the value for money, the feel - in short it is a fabulous production for which I cannot thank you enough.

Thanks Ivo!  :thup:
Title: Re: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: David E on February 01, 2010, 12:07:08 PM
A small update: a few sample pages can now be viewed here (http://www.cortex-design.co.uk/pages2/sg400.html) to give people an idea of the content. Each page is 280 x 210mm, so virtually A4.
Title: Re: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: Frank on October 12, 2010, 07:06:37 PM
Major errata on Page 57 that Colin Terris was involved in the design of the Mastermind Bowl. He was not and the author made the appropriate apology to the designer.

See here (http://www.scotlandsglass.co.uk/cms/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=24&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=4520&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=6)
Title: - PRICE REDUCTION - Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking, 1610–2010
Post by: David E on January 19, 2011, 10:55:13 AM
BOOK: Scotland's Glass now only £9.50!

From today, the price of the book Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking, 1610–2010 is being reduced to £9.50, a reduction of over 36%

Title: Subtitle: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Publisher: Cortex Design (http://www.cortex-design.co.uk)
Pages: 77, full-colour
Size: 280 x 210mm (a tad shorter than A4)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9549196-5-8


The booklet, Scotland's Glass 2010: A Directory of Glass Businesses, will also be included while stocks last. These are now very limited in number.

Available direct from Cortex Design (http://www.cortex-design.co.uk).
Title: Re: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: chopin-liszt on January 19, 2011, 01:29:55 PM
It's a beautiful book.

It has already served me exceptionally well in terms of information, I have really enjoyed the old maps of Edinburgh, as I grew up near Leith, and I was able to show my OH in print exactly how prestigeous an artist Alison Kinnaird is and how I was completely justified in buying my fabulous lantern.
It helped bring to life many of the pieces of glass we saw in Edinburgh in the museum... and the chandeliers we saw through the windows of the Assembly Rooms in George Street.
Title: Re: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: Patrick on January 19, 2011, 08:16:01 PM
Hi,
Are there going to be any for sale at the Cambridge glass fair...........?

Regards,
              Patrick.
Title: Re: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: David E on January 19, 2011, 11:01:02 PM
I'll see if I can make a quantity available there, but it will be difficult for me to prepare for the show as I will be in The Netherlands until 24th February.

In the meantime it's not a problem for me to post them to anyone wanting copies - it'll be the same price as I offer free UK shipping on all my books.

http://www.cortex-design.co.uk/index.html#scotglass400
Title: Re: Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking
Post by: David E on October 23, 2013, 02:09:43 PM
Now reduced to 7.50
including free postage and packing within the UK

There are now only a few of the Scotland's Glass Directories still available, so these will be offered free with the Scotland's Glass book on a first-come, first-served basis. Please also note that this book will not be reprinted!