With an emphasis on the period 1880 to 1910, this book is a must for anyone who is looking for superb stained glass examples of the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau periods. As it happens, the examples are all drawn from Scotland (and mostly from the west coast because Glasgow style was so much better than that produced in dull conservative Edinburgh). There is no such book for stained glass in England for the period that I know of, more is the pity. So this book will just have to stand in for the whole of Britain. I take this book to show my customers examples of leaded glass to give them inspiration. It is, alas, the ONLY book of any use for this purpose. When a cheap secondhand copy comes up for sale on Amazon I will buy it for fear of losing my copy.
Because it is only the best of the best that is featured here, it means that the ordinary stained glass of the period, made by building firms rather than the top glass studios, is absent. And this means that ecclesiastical glass is more heavily represented than I would like. And the best of the best means a great deal of "staining" (i.e. painting) is depicted, rather than simple leaded windows. What I wouldn't give for the book to be twice the length and include more of the mundane domestic stained glass of Scotland in the period.