Professor Michael Cable has edited a new collected volume including the renowned translation by Christopher Merrett of L'Arte Vetraria by Antonio Neri. Merrett translated the Italian's book in 1662, adding his own observations which were almost as long as the original text. "The World's Most Famous Book on Glassmaking" was then quickly translated into Latin, German, French and Spanish and was used as a reference source for glass makers for the next 100 years.
To mark the book's 300th year, Professor W E S Turner read a paper to the 1962 Annual General Meeting: "A notable British seventeenth-century contribution to the literature of glassmaking," later published in Glass Technology. This has been included in the volume as well as a preface by the Editor. The volume reproduces the original layout of The Art of Glass on an A5 format. 2001, A5 (210 mm × 148 mm), 436 pages , ISBN 0-900682-37-X. Paperback.
Volume 1. Art of Glass by Christopher Merrett (1662)
Contents pages of this publication can be found here
Volume 2. Bosc D'Antic on Glassmaking (1758-1780)
Volume 3. Early Nineteenth Century Glass Technology in Austria and Germany: the works of Professor B. Scholz and Factory Superintendent Kirn (1820-1837)
Volume 4. Apsley Pellatt on Glass Making: Publications by Apsley Pellatt senior & Apsley Pellatt junior (1807−1849)
Volume 5.Bontemps on Glass Making: the Guide du Verrier of Georges Bontemps Translated by Michael Cable
Volume 6. Chemical Technology of Glass, Tranlsated by Michael Cable
Volume 7. Glass Manufacture by Walter Rosenhain Introduced by Professor Michael Cable
Volume 8. A History of the Firm of Chance Brothers & Co., Glass and Alkali Manufacturers. by J. F. Chance Foreword by Michael Cable