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Many of these publications have photographs of glass from this period, so may be referred to when enquiring after particular vessels

Books:
Anon (1977) 'English Drinking Glasses in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford'
Barrington Haynes, E. (1948) 'Glass Through the Ages'
Barrington Haynes, E. (1948) 'Glass Through the Ages' (1970 Reprint)
Bedford, J. (1966) 'English Crystal Glass'
Bedford, J. (1971) 'Eighteenth Century English Drinking Glasses'
Bernard Hughes, G. (1958) 'English Glass For The Collector 1660-1860'
Bickerton, L.M. (1971) 'Eighteenth Century English Drinking Glasses'
Bickerton, L.M. (1984) 'English Drinking Glasses 1675-1825' (Shire Album 116)
Brooks, J. (1981) 'The Arthur Negus Guide to British Glass'
Buckley, F. (1925) 'A History of Old English Glass'
Burton, D. + Mortimer, C. (2015) 'Antique Sealed Bottles 1640 - 1900 and the families who owned them'
Charleston, R.J. (1962) 'Circle of Glass Collectors Commemorative Exhibition 1937-1962'
Davis, D.C. (1972) 'English Bottles and Decanters 1650-1900'
Davis, F. (1971) 'Early Eighteenth Century English Glass'
Delomosne + Son Ltd. (1985) 'The Baluster Family of English Drinking Glasses'
Delomosne + Son Ltd. (1997) '"Strength and Chearfulness". The John Towse collection of English tall cordial glasses'
Delomosne + Son Ltd. (2006) 'The Seton Veitch Collection of Early English Drinking Glasses'
Dodsworth, R. (Ed.) (2006) 'The Durrington Collection of Rare 17th and 18th Century British Drinking Glasses'
Dumbrell, R. (1983) 'Understanding Antique Wine Bottles'
Fitzwilliam Museum (1978) 'Glass at the Fitzwilliam Museum'
Glanville, P. + Lee, S. (ed) (2007) 'The Art Of Drinking'
Green, R. (1982) 'A Treasury of British Bottles'
Hartshorne, A. (1897) 'Antique Drinking Glasses' (1968 Reprint)
Honey, W.B. (1946) 'English Glass'
Kelsall, K. (1989) 'Glass In 18th Century England: The Footed Salver'
Lanmon, D.T. (2011) 'The Golden Age Of English Glass 1650 - 1775'
Lazarus, P. (1974) 'The Cinzano Glass Collection'
Lazarus, P. (1978) 'The Cinzano Glass Collection (paperback version)'
Lloyd, W. (1969) 'Investing in Georgian Glass'
Lloyd, W. (1971) 'Collecting Georgian Glass'
Lloyd, W. (2000) 'A Wine-Lover's Glasses - The A. C. Hubbard Jr. Collection'
Merseyside County Museums (1979) 'Historic Glass'
Morgan, R. (1976) 'Sealed Bottles: Their History and Evolution (1630-1930)'
Newby, M.S. (2007) 'The Turnbull Collection of English 18th Century Drinking Glasses'
Noël Hume, I. (1969) 'Glass in Colonial Williamsburg's Archaeological Collections'
Price, R.W. (ed) (2008) 'Glass Of The Alchemists'
Rush, J. (1973) 'The Ingenious Beilbys'
Rush, J. (1987) 'A Beilby Odyssey'
Seddon, G. (1995) 'The Jacobites and their Drinking Glasses'
Sheppard, C. and Smith, J. (1990) 'A Collection of Fine Glass from the Restoration to the Regency'
Sheppard, C. and Smith, J. (1990) 'Engraved Glass: Masterpieces from Holland'
Stuart, D.R.M. (1997) 'Glass In Norfolk: A history of glassmaking and decoration in Norfolk'
Sydney Lewis, J. (1915) 'Old Glass and How To Collect It' (1950 reprint)
Thorpe, W.A. (1924) 'A History of English and Irish Glass'
van den Bossche, W. (200)1 'Antique Glass Bottles: Their History and Evolution (1500- 1850)'
Webber, N.W. (1973) 'Collecting Glass'
Wilkinson, O.N. (1968) 'Old Glass: Manufacture - Styles - Uses'
Wilkinson, R. (1968) 'The Hallmarks of Antique Glass'
Wills, G. (1974) 'English Glass Bottles 1650-1950 for the Collector'
Wills, G. (1977) 'The Bottle-Collecter's Guide'
Yoxall, J.H. (1916) 'Collecting Old Glass: English and Irish'

Articles:
Boydell, M. (1991) 'Three Williamite Glasses' (Glass Circle 07)
Charleston, R.J. (1986) 'Glasses for the Dessert I. Introductory' (Glass Circle 05)
Charleston, R.J. + Seddon, G. B. (1986) 'The 'Amen' Glasses' (Glass Circle 05)
Cottle, S. (2001) 'William Beilby and the Art of Glass' (Glass Circle 09)
Cottle, S. (2006) 'British 18th century Enamelled Glass' in: The Durrington Collection of Rare 17th and 18th Century British Drinking Glasses
Leeds, E.T. (1941) 'Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Wine Bottles of Oxford Taverns' (Oxoniensia, vi, 44-55)
Lelièvre, F.J. (1986) 'Jacobite Glasses and their Inscriptions' (Glass Circle 05)
Lole, F.P. (2006) 'Jacobite Glass' in: The Durrington Collection of Rare 17th and 18th Century British Drinking Glasses
McKearin, H. (1986) 'Possets, Syllabubs and their Vessels' (Glass Circle 05)
McNulty, R.H. (1972) 'Common Beverage Bottles: Their Production, Use, and Forms in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Netherlands - Part II' (Journal of Glass Studies 14)
Mortimer, M. (2006) 'Early Glasses and Balusters' in: The Durrington Collection of Rare 17th and 18th Century British Drinking Glasses
Plesch, P. H. (1965) 'English and Continental Glass in the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Peter H. Plesch' JGS 07
Seddon, G.B. (1979) 'The Jacobite Engravers' (Glass Circle 03)
Smith, J.P. (2006) '18th Century Green and Blue Glass' in: The Durrington Collection of Rare 17th and 18th Century British Drinking Glasses
Steevenson, M. (1996) 'Jacobite Drinking Glasses' (Glass Circle 08)
Stuart, D. (1996) 'Masonic Glass In England' (Glass Circle 08)
Trubridge, P.C. (1972) 'The English Ale Glasses 1685-1830' (Glass Circle 01)
Trubridge, P.C. (1975) 'The English Ale Glasses, Group 3. The Tall Baluster and Flute Glasses for Champagne and Ale'
(Glass Circle 02)
Udall, T. (1986) 'Glasses for the Dessert II. 18th century English Jelly and Syllabub Glasses' (Glass Circle 05)

Sales Catalogues:
Bonhams (2001) European Ceramics and Glass: London, Wednesday, November 21st, 2001
Bonhams (2003) Fine British Ceramics and Glass: London, Wednesday, 5th March, 2003
Bonhams (2008) English Glass: The Thomas Collection: London, Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
Bonhams (2008) Fine British and European Glass and Paperweights: London, Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
Bonhams (2008) The James Hall Collection of English Glass: London, Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
Bonhams (2010) Fine British and European Glass and Paperweights: London, Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Bonhams (2010) Fine British and European Glass and Paperweights: London, Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Bonhams (2011) Fine British and European Glass and Paperweights: London, Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Bonhams (2011) Fine British and European Glass and Paperweights: London, Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Bonhams (2011) Important English and Dutch Glass - The Collection of A. C. Hubbard, Jr.: London, November 30th, 2011
Bonhams (2012) Fine British and European Glass and Paperweights: London, Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Bonhams (2016) Fine Glass, Paperweights and British and European Ceramics: London, Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Christie's (1974) Fine English and Continental Glass: London, Tuesday, November 26th, 1974
Christie's (1977) English and Continental Glass: London, Tuesday, February 8th, 1977
Christie's (1978) Fine English and Continental Glass: London, Tuesday, January 17th, 1978
Christie's (1986) Fine English and Continental Glass and Glass Paperweights: London, Tuesday, June 3rd, 1986
Christie's (1989) English and Continental Glass and Paperweights: London, Tuesday, May 23rd, 1989
Christie's (1990) English and Continental Glass and Paperweights: London, Tuesday, February 13th, 1990
Christie's (1997) British and Continental Glass: London, Thursday, February 20th, 1997
Christie's (1997) British and Continental Glass: London, Thursday, 29th May, 1997
Christie's (1997) British and Continental Ceramics and Glass: London, Monday, 7th July, 1997
Christie's (1998) The Standish Collection of British and Continental Glass: London, Thursday, November 5th, 1998

Drewett Neate (2005) Ceramics, Glass and Oriental Works of Art: Donnington, Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005
Dreweatts (2014) The Summer Sale: Donnington Priory, 28th - 29th August, 2014

Fieldings (2009) Three Centuries of Glass: Stourbridge, Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Phillips (1987) Good European Ceramics and Glass: London, Wednesday, 16th September, 1987
Phillips (1990) Good European Ceramics and Glass: London, Wednesday, 7th March 1990
Phillips (1990) Good European Ceramics, Glass and Enamel Boxes: London, Wednesday, 12th December, 1990
Phillips (1992) Good European Ceramics, Glass and Enamel: London, Wednesday, 9th September, 1992
Phillips (1994) Fine European Ceramics and Glass: London, Wednesday, 14th September, 1994
Phillips (1994) Good European Ceramics, Glass, Enamels and Paperweights: London, Wednesday, 7th September, 1994
Phillips (1997) Good European Ceramics, Glass and Enamels: London, Wednesday and Thursday, June 4th and 5th, 1997
Phillips 1999 Good Continental Ceramics and Glass: London, Thursday, 25th November, 1999

Sotheby's (1966) Fine English Glass: London, Monday, March 28th, 1966
Sotheby's (1978) A Collection of English Drinking Glasses and A Collection of Opaque White Glass: London, March 6th, 1978
Sotheby's (1979) English and Continental Glass: London, Monday, February 12th, 1979
Sotheby's (1979) English and Continental Glass, Glass Paperweights and Millefiori Objects: London, Monday, April 9th, 1979
Sotheby's (1979) English and Continental Glass: London, Monday, May 21st, 1979
Sotheby's (1980) An Important Collection of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century English Glass. The Property of Anthony Waugh Esq.: London, Monday 28th April, 1980
Sotheby's (1980) English and Continental Glass: London, Monday, July 21st, 1980
Sotheby's (1980) English and Continental Glass: London, Monday, November 17th, 1980
Sotheby's (1981) Good English and Continental Glass: London, Monday, 16th February, 1981
Sotheby's (1982) English and Continental Glass: London, Monday, May 17th, 1982
Sotheby's (1982) English, Continental Glass and Paperweights: London, Monday, November 1st, 1982
Sotheby's (1983) English, Continental Glass and Paperweights: London, Monday, July 18th, 1983
Sotheby's (1994) European Ceramics and Glass and English Furniture: London, 18th January, 1994
Sotheby's (1995) English and Continental Ceramics and Glass: London, Tuesday, 21st February, 1995
Sotheby's (1995) English and Continental Ceramics and Glass: London, Tuesday, June 13th, 1995
Sotheby's (1996) English and Continental Ceramics and Glass: London, Tuesday, 27th February, 1996
Sotheby's (1997) British and Continental Glass and Paperweights: London, Thursday, December 18th, 1997
Sotheby's (1998) British and Continental Glass and Paperweights: London, Tuesday, December 15th, 1998
Sotheby's (1999) British and Continental Glass and Paperweights: London, Tuesday, May 11th, 1999
Sotheby's (1999) Dining Room Furniture and the Henry Botley Collection of Glass: Billingshurst, Tuesday, 12th October, 1999
Sotheby's (1999) British and Continental Glass and Paperweights: London, Tuesday, November 30th, 1999

Wooley and Wallis 2016 English and European Ceramics and Glass: Salisbury, Tuesday, 13th September, 2016

Other Publications:
Ashmolean Museum (1979) 'l'Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre Glass Exhibition'
County Museum, Truro (1976) 'The English Glass Bottle: An Exhibition at the County Museum, Truro, 1st July to 30th September 1976'
Glass Circle (1962) 'Circle of Glass Collectors Commemorative Exhibition 1937-1962'
Glass Circle (1987) 'Strange and Rare: 50th Anniversary Exhibition 1937-1987'
Glass Circle (1997) 'The Glass Circle Diamond Jubilee 1937-1997'
Victoria and Albert Museum (1968) 'Exhibition of English Glass: Catalogue' (no illustrations)

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