This comprehensive hardbound edition holds over 200 full-color photos of the beautiful kerosene lamps. Years of research have made this guide a very informative work and a must for collectors. 2003 values. AUTHORBIO: Catherine Thuro is a researcher, lecturer, writer, and museum consultant in the field of early lighting. She has authored three volumes on oil lamps, which have become standard references in the field. She has lectured to museums and clubs in the U.S. and Canada, including the Sandwich Glass Museum, The Royal Ontario Museum, The Ford Museum, The Huntington Galleries, The Early American Industries Association, and The Early American Glass Club. REVIEW: This is the second volume in a three-volume series by author Catherine Thuro, one of Canada's leading authorities on early lighting. Her books are highly acclaimed and are considered required reading by collectors.