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The alchemy of glass : counterfeit, imitation, and transmutation in ancient glassmaking / Marco Beretta.

Author/Creator:
Beretta, Marco.
Publication:
Sagamore Beach, MA : Science History Publications/USA, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 198 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Subjects:
Glassware, Ancient.
Glass blowing and working -- Historiography.
Glass manufacture -- Historiography.
Glass manufacture -- Chemistry.
Contents:
Artificial and natural glass in Mesopotamia and Egypt
The Greek philosophers : between crystal and glass
A technical revolution : the introduction and cultural impact of glassblowing
Glass and alchemy
From Byzantine glass to early modern alchemy.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
Contributor:
George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
ISBN:
9780881353501 (alk. paper)
0881353507 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
436387149
Publisher Number:
99936421915
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