The art of glass : wherein are shown the wayes to make and colour glass, pastes, enamels, lakes, and other curiosities / written in Italian by Antonio Neri, and translated into English, with some observations on the author [by C. M., i.e. Christopher Merret]. Whereunto is added an account of the glass drops made by the Royal Society, meeting at Gresham College.

Title: 
The art of glass : wherein are shown the wayes to make and colour glass, pastes, enamels, lakes, and other curiosities / written in Italian by Antonio Neri, and translated into English, with some observations on the author [by C. M., i.e. Christopher Merret]. Whereunto is added an account of the glass drops made by the Royal Society, meeting at Gresham College.

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Author/Artist: 
Neri, Antonio, 1576-1614.
Publisher: 
London : Printed by A.W. for O. Pulleyn, 1662.
Description: 
[20], 362, [4] p. ; 18 cm.
Other Authors: 
Merret, Christopher, 1614-1695. tr.
Format of Material: 
Books
Microform
Bib ID: 
72719
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Location: 
Secured Stacks - Rare Books
Call Number: 
TP856.N44e 1662 *
Location: 
Microforms
Call Number: 
F-3117
Location: 
Digital Book
Call Number: 
No call number available
Variant Title: 
Binder's spine title, c. 1: Neri, Of glass
Binder's spine title, c. 2 (John Evelyn copy): Merit, On glass
Notes: 
CMGL c. 1 flooded in 1972. Cleaned and repaired by Carolyn Horton. Original leather from covers and spine treated and attached to new leather.
CMGL c. 1 originally owned by King Charles II. Original leather embossed in gold with his insignia.
CMGL c. 1 cover, spine and title page photographed June 2008 for the New York Winter Antiques Show, January 2009 (Photography no. Rakow_1000059033_cover; Rakow_1000059033_spine; Rakow_1000059033_titlepage).
C. 1 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009.
C. 2 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging May 2014.
c. 1, c. 2 preservation box 20150000 Caitlin Moore of Black Finch Bindery
C. 4, p. 354-355 Displayed in the exhibition titled "The Science of Glassmaking : 8 Centuries of a Magical Art", held at the Rakow Research Library, June 27, 2008-January 4, 2009.
Image of title page (Photography no. Rakow_1000059033_titlepage) displayed in the exhibition titled "The Flood of '72: Community, Collections and Conservation", held at the Rakow Research Library, May 24, 2012-January 3, 2014.
C. 1 displayed in the exhibition titled "Selections from the Rakow Research Library", held at the Rakow Research Library March 19-May 17, 2015.
King Charles edition (c. 1) displayed in the exhibition titled 'Revealing the Invisible: the History of Glass and the Microscope', held at the Rakow Research Library, April 23, 2016-March 19, 2017.
Copy 2 displayed in the exhibition 'Curious and Curioser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library', held at the Rakow Research Library, April 8, 2017 through April 6, 2018.
CMGL c. 5 inscribed "Ex dono honoratissim Roberti Boyle, Nick Geddes, Leith". Very fragile.
C. 1 was to be exhibited in the New York Winter Antiques Show 2009, but was withdrawn due to lack of adequate display space.
Series: 
Neri's Art of Glass editions
Object/Material Note: 
Title page published in The golden age of English glass, 1650-1775, by Dwight P. Lanmon: 121969, p. 26 NK5143 .L29.
C. 1 frontis. published in "Picking up the pieces : forty years later, the Corning Museum of Glass reflects on Agnes's fury", by Alison Fromme, in Mountain Home, v. 7, issue 5, June 2012: AI87744, p. 20 (left).