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Paperweights Of The World

Author : Monika Flemming
ISBN : 0764325205
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Information on European, English, and Scottish firms (19th-20th century), as well as late 20th century American studios and artists.

The Curse Of The Imperial Paperweights

Author : George N. Kulles
ISBN : 0933756194
Genre : Glass
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George Kulles presents a murder mystery surrounded by a web of historical intrigue in this fast-paced thriller. When the world's most valuable paperweights disappear from Sotheby's New York the police suspect everyone. They're stumped and it seems the treasures will be lost to the world. There are simply no further avenues to follow. Or can the clues be found in the past of the paperweights? Kulles performed extensive biographical research to bring the world's most historically famous paperweight collectors to life. Visit the world of Princess Eugenie, who spent twenty years mourning the loss of her husband and son. Follow Oscar Wilde's meteoric rise to stardom and his disgraceful fall from nineteenth-century Victorian society. Visit Eva Peron - the woman who promoted herself from harlot to President's wife. Acquaint yourself with the eccentric world of Truman Capote. Meet some of the most famous modern collectors including King Farouk, Arthur Rubloff, Paul Jokelson and Lawrence Selman. At the center of this puzzling mystery reside three crystal paperweights - the most complex examples of glasswork ever produced. Are the tragedies the owners of these pieces suffer natural, or does it all have something to do with The Curse of the Imperial Paperweights?

Clichy Paperweights

Author : Paul Dunlop
ISBN : 0961954787
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The Cristallerie de Clichy was arguably the finest paperweight maker in the world during the classic period. In their relatively short history they made some of the finest weights ever produced. This book is the history of Clichy, focusing on its magnificent glass paperweights. The author has spent over thirty years, and driven over a million miles, researching and photographing weights for inclusion in this book. Here the reader will find the history of the crystalworks and its wonderful creations. Also included is an overview of the period world's fairs, starting with the first one, the London Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851. Clichy was an award winner and major contributor to these stunning exhibitions which helped shape industry and commerce worldwide.Clichy's classic period millefiori and lampwork paperweights, as well as cameo and foil incrustations, and paperweight-related objects are covered in detail. The broad range of approaches to a subject and the relative rarity of each is discussed. Clichy's weights-from the most common to the rarest-are all here. This book is a must for any connoisseur of Clichy crystal or paperweight collector. This large format book has 240 pages and is lavishly illustrated with almost 900 color photographs and over 100 original drawings..... As we have come to expect from Paul Dunlop, the illustrations are outstanding; he has captured the typical warm, rich colors of Clichy paperweights beautifully and goes to great pains to show the weights their actual size.This long-promised volume, Clichy Paperweights-classics of the nineteenth century, brings an impressive amount of new information to light. Everything you wanted to know or cared to imagine about Clichy paperweights can likely be found in this truly outstanding reference book which should rightly take a prominent place in every serious collector's bookcase.John D. Hawley - Author and Collector

Weekly World News

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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub is a leading entertainment news site.

Philosophical Essays Volume 2

Author : Scott Soames
ISBN : 1400833183
Genre : Philosophy
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The two volumes of Philosophical Essays bring together the most important essays written by one of the world's foremost philosophers of language. Scott Soames has selected thirty-one essays spanning nearly three decades of thinking about linguistic meaning and the philosophical significance of language. A judicious collection of old and new, these volumes include sixteen essays published in the 1980s and 1990s, nine published since 2000, and six new essays. The essays in Volume 1 investigate what linguistic meaning is; how the meaning of a sentence is related to the use we make of it; what we should expect from empirical theories of the meaning of the languages we speak; and how a sound theoretical grasp of the intricate relationship between meaning and use can improve the interpretation of legal texts. The essays in Volume 2 illustrate the significance of linguistic concerns for a broad range of philosophical topics--including the relationship between language and thought; the objects of belief, assertion, and other propositional attitudes; the distinction between metaphysical and epistemic possibility; the nature of necessity, actuality, and possible worlds; the necessary a posteriori and the contingent a priori; truth, vagueness, and partial definition; and skepticism about meaning and mind. The two volumes of Philosophical Essays are essential for anyone working on the philosophy of language.

Reference And Description

Author : Scott Soames
ISBN : 1400826454
Genre : Philosophy
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In this book, Scott Soames defends the revolution in philosophy led by Saul Kripke, Hilary Putnam, and David Kaplan against attack from those wishing to revive descriptivism in the philosophy of language, internalism in the philosophy of mind, and conceptualism in the foundations of modality. Soames explains how, in the last twenty-five years, this attack on the anti-descriptivist revolution has coalesced around a technical development called two-dimensional modal logic that seeks to reinterpret the Kripkean categories of the necessary aposteriori and the contingent apriori in ways that drain them of their far-reaching philosophical significance. Arguing against this reinterpretation, Soames shows how the descriptivist revival has been aided by puzzles and problems ushered in by the anti-descriptivist revolution, as well as by certain errors and missteps in the anti-descriptivist classics themselves. Reference and Description sorts through all this, assesses and consolidates the genuine legacy of Kripke and Kaplan, and launches a thorough and devastating critique of the two-dimensionalist revival of descriptivism. Through it all, Soames attempts to provide the outlines of a lasting, nondescriptivist perspective on meaning, and a nonconceptualist understanding of modality.


Author : Sibylle Jargstorf
ISBN : 0887403751
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Old books on glass paperweights are shattered by this beautiful new presentation of previously unknown facts! Hundreds of beautiful old and new paperweights are displayed in over 450 color photographs. This meticulously researched book presents a new historical view of French, Italian, Bohemian, Czechoslovakian, Scandinavian, British, and American examples and their talented makers. Millefiori, lampworked, overlay, Baccarat, Clichy, studio weights, and more are explained with documented facts which dispel some myths and give credit where it is due. With this book, the many collectors of paperweights world-wide have a factual reference to help correctly identify and interpret their collections.

Content And Modality

Author : Judith Thomson
ISBN : 9780199282807
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Eleven distinguished philosophers have contributed specially written essays on a set of topics much debated in recent years, including physicalism, qualia, semantic competence, conditionals, presuppositions, two-dimensional semantics, and the relation between logic and metaphysics. All these topics are prominent in the work of Robert Stalnaker, a major presence in contemporary philosophy, in honour of whom the volume is published. It also contains a substantial new essay in whichStalnaker replies to his critics, and sets out his current views on the topics discussed.Contributors: Richard Heck, Frank Jackson, William Lycan, Vann McGee, John Perry, Paul Pietroski, Sydney Shoemaker, Scott Soames, Daniel Stoljar, Timothy Williamson, and Stephen Yablo.

Paperweights 101

Author : Doris B. Robinson
ISBN : 9781483608860
Genre : Reference
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The purpose of this book is to introduce paperweight collecting to those people who may be interested in these fascinating and mysterious small glass objects, but are not quite ready to start a collection without some basic knowledge. Back in 1969, when my husband and I first became interested in paperweights, information was at a premium. The limited number of books about paperweights were often hard to come by. Occasionally, articles were published in magazines, and once in a while, an article appeared in a newspaper. You were lucky if you heard about the article and luckier still to find a copy! Some wonderful books were published as far back as 1940 when paperweight collector Evangeline Bergstrom’s book Old Glass Paperweights first appeared.* In fact, many old books, paperweight journals, newspaper and magazine articles have become valuable in their own right, now sought after as collectors’ items. The positive side about this paucity of literature was that you read everything you could get your hands on, good, poor or terrific. Today, even the very best of these publications, many still considered top notch, contain at least some information that could be updated and corrected as a result of recent findings. Still, many of these books and articles remain as valuable resources. Since the “Paperweight Renaissance” in the mid twentieth century, the number of available books about paperweights has increased explosively. To consider acquiring and/or reading all of them creates a heavy burden on reader, purse and bookshelf. Some are wonderful, containing well documented information; some are even extraordinary, the result of careful research; and a few are mediocre and will probably end up on the back shelf, the pages barely worn. Before a potential paperweight aficionado becomes confused or overwhelmed by the vast number of books, it seemed there was an opportunity to provide a general view of the topic that could be easily read and referred to at just the right time. It was to meet this perceived need that “Glass Paperweights 101” was written. As the title suggests, this book about glass paperweights is intended as an introduction to and overview of the subject. Should this book inspire readers to delve into these more scholarly works, I will personally consider this introductory volume to have been a great success. After digesting the contents of this purposely limited volume, I hope readers who are new to this area of collecting or perhaps just thinking about it, will be inspired to become impassioned paperweight collectors who will develop a discriminating eye. Great adventures are in store for the new paperweight collector. *This was one of the earliest books published a about paperweights. Although the Bergstrom book contains many inaccuracies, considering the scarcity of available information about paperweights at the time, it is amazing that so much that was written is correct.

Old English Paperweights

Author : Robert Hall
ISBN : 0764305395
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Paperweight collectors are usually familiar with the histories and products of the French manufacturers Clichy, Baccarat, and Saint Louis, but many know little about English makers from early times to the present day. This book, dedicated solely to the English paperweight makers and containing paperweight examples from the early nineteenth century to 1980, will fill that gap. Gathered together for the first time in one book are the world's largest collections of Bacchus paperweights, as well as many previously unknown and never before photographed paperweights from English glasshouses, all rivaling the best from the French makers. By comparing canes, colors, and styles with one of the hundreds of examples shown in this book, collectors should now be able to identify their own previously unknown weights, and the fake "1848" dated paperweights and inkwells can now be attributed to the right factories and time periods. With over 400 beautiful color photographs, detailed, fascinating descriptions of the weights, and a value guide, this book is a must for paperweight enthusiasts and collectors everywhere.

Warman S Glass

Author : Ellen T. Schroy
ISBN : 087349394X
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Featuring everything from platters, tumblers, and vases, to ashtrays, and decanters, this guide identifies and prices European and American glassware from more than 160 manufacturers, such as Carnival, Depression, Lalique, and Tiffany. Includes updated pricing and detailed descriptions.

Faraday S Paperweight

Author : D. A. Watson
ISBN : 9781847284273
Genre : Fiction
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It was a normal, boring Wednesday. Another school day. Then the three friends discover something in the mud which changes everything as they are forced into an adventure which puts not only their lives at risk but the lives of their family as well. Propelled into a parallel America in the 1970's, they discover, in the worst way imaginable, that the technology they take for granted in their world is not so favourably viewed in this new world. But not everyone considers it a bad thing. One person wants it for themselves and is willing to do anything to get his hands on it. Under threat and alone in a world of strangers, will they be able to find anyone to help them return home?


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ISBN : UCLA:L0107721201
Genre : Philosophy
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Warman S Antiques And Collectibles Price Guide

Author : Ellen T. Schroy
ISBN : 087341599X
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A comprehensive guide to antiques and collectibles, complete with prices, and listings.

The World Of Science Art And Industry Illustrated

Author : Benjamin Silliman
ISBN : BCUL:1096000402
Genre : Decorative arts
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Paper Industry

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ISBN : UOM:39015018011539
Genre : Paper industry
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Glass Of The World

Author : George Savage
ISBN : UOM:39076006129790
Genre : Glassware
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The Seven Paperweights

Author : Christina Godley
ISBN : 9781481788977
Genre : Fiction
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The Seven Paperweights is set in 1982 and takes the main character, Eve Watson, through a reflective journey spanning over thirty years whilst contemplating the seven paperweights bought from a fairground gypsy. Each paperweight is sold with a gypsy’s warning. The action commences on Christmas Eve, her birthday, where she finds the paperweights hidden away in the loft while sorting out the matrimonial home following divorce proceedings.

Glass Worlds

Author : Royal Ontario Museum
ISBN : UVA:X030233224
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Stephen Fry
ISBN : 9781409037767
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A delightful compendium of writings that perfectly express the wit and wisdom of Stephen Fry. A hilarious collection of the many articles written by Stephen Fry for magazines, newspapers and radio. It includes selected wireless essays of Donald Trefusis, the ageing professor of philology brought to life in Fry's novel The Liar, and the best of Fry's weekly column for the Daily Telegraph. Perfect to dip into but just as enjoyable to read cover to cover, this book, perhaps more than any other, shows the breadth of Fry's interests and the depth of his insight. He remains a hilarious writer on whatever topic he puts his mind to.

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