Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; 1st edition (January 15, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Any library strong in glassware collecting and interested in early American pattern glass will find Early American Pattern Glass Cake Stands & Serving Pieces a winning display of items, offering good-sized color photos of collectibles paired with excellent descriptions and prices. Specialty libraries will relish the clear display of picks and choices and will find this popular lend.
I find this a very useful book for identifying patterns and it does provide provide an outlook as to potential value. I was more hoping for more beautiful photographs like on the cover and was therfore very dissapointed from that perspective; the vast majority of photos are fairly poor quality. The overall layout of the book is a bit inconsistent; the book is appropriately arranged alphabetically by pattern name, however there are those times when the authors choose to arbitraily throw in patterns by manufacturer. If your looking for that beautiful Thousand Eye pattern on the cover you'll need to know that it was made by Adams, as it is listed as Adam's Thousand Eye.There is also the unfortunate layout where the pattern title is at the bottom of a page with description and images on following pages. As a reference book this oversight is a significant inconvenience that could have been easily addressed in editing. The major title of "Cake Stands" implies that one should be able to identify a cake stand of any given pattern; this is not the case as many patterns do have value listings for cake stands but no images to adequately identify how a pattern might appear as a cake stand.These and other minor inconsistancies are annoyance. However this is a very useful reference book for many EAPG cake stands.
I really like the pictures in this book. There are some errors, but it has enough good reference material to be worth the price.
Fantastic book with nice pictures for show & tell to find your cake stand!!!
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