Glass is among the most widely collected of all antiques. Since ancient times, the delicacy and beauty of glass has delighted collectors and brought riches to the craftsmen who could transform melted sand into objects of art, function and mystery.John Sandon looks beyond the valuable rarities. Carefully chosen illustrations focus on available specimens, offering practical advice to novice collectors. Where should you buy? How do you recognize quality? How do you avoid the many clever fakes? This is the perfect introduction for the beginner.A mine of information, compact and easily portable, lavishly illustrated in color, this book is an unbeatable value for its modest price.