Old books on glass paperweights are shattered by this beautiful new presentation of previously unknown facts! Hundreds of beautiful old and new paperweights are displayed in over 450 color photographs. This meticulously researched book presents a new historical view of French, Italian, Bohemian, Czechoslovakian, Scandinavian, British, and American examples and their talented makers. Millefiori, lampworked, overlay, Baccarat, Clichy, studio weights, and more are explained with documented facts which dispel some myths and give credit where it is due. With this book, the many collectors of paperweights world-wide have a factual reference to help correctly identify and interpret their collections.