First Edition 1969 by Paul Hollister Jr. with 140 weights in full colour and 250 in black and white. A comprehensive study of glass paperweights. Encyclopedic in scope and copiously illustrated, it surveys the entire history of the subject from and exploration of the origins of millefiori techniques in 18th dynasty Egypt to the latest paperweight developments the world over. A dozen major discoveries enliven the pages of this important book. These include pinpointing of men and glassworks that did and did not make paperweights and the discovery of Bohemia - Silesia as an initial source of paperweights. Many types of paperweights are identified for the first time. A significant chapten on the Great Exhibition 1851 relates paperweights to the culture of the Victorian period.