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REMINISCENCES OF GLASS-MAKING.

 

BY

DEMING JARVES.

 

SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED.

 

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Entered according to Act of Congress, by
Deming Jarves,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

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PRINTED BY H. O. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY.

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REMINISCENCES OF GLASS-MAKING.

It may be safely asserted that no department of art has, from its earliest period, attracted so much attention and investigation, none involved so extensive a range of inquiry, or been productive of more ingenious, interesting, and beautiful results, than the manufacture of glass.

The question of the origin of glass goes back to the remotest antiquity, and is involved in almost entire obscurity. All that modern writers on the subject are enabled to do, is to glean hints and indistinct statements in reference to the subject, from the very brief and unsatisfactory accounts of the ancients. These, however, throw but a feeble light upon the precise point of the origin of the manufacture; and little is proved beyond the fact of its great antiquity.

That the subject held a very prominent place in the technological literature of the..............

 

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