REMINISCENCES OF GLASS-MAKING.
SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED.
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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
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.
subject held a very prominent place in the technological
literature of the..............