Reference Books

Most of these references are out of print, but can sometimes be found through specialized or used book dealers. If you are a member of Stein Collectors International, some of these books may be available on loan from the SCI Library. Check here for availability. At the bottom of the listing you will find additional links to a number of sources.

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An Illustrated Dictionary of Glass - by Harold Newman, published by Thames and Hudson, 1977. 2,442 entries, including definitions of wares, materials, processes, forms, and decorative styles, and entries on principle glass-makers, decorators and designers, from antiquity to the present day. Published in both, hard and soft bound editions. Out of Print.


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An Illustrated Dictionary of Ceramics - by George Savage and Harold Newman, published by Thames and Hudson, 1974. Defining 3,054 terms relating to wares, materials, processes, styles, patterns, and shapes from antiquity to the present day. With an introductory list of principle European factories and their marks. Published in both hard and soft bound editions. Out of Print.


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HR Steins and the Freising Factory Revisited by John McGregor - The First Beer Stein Reference on Compact Disc - REVISED SECOND EDITION - A complete history of the Freising/HR factory with more than 575 steins illustrated in full color. Text is in English. Add $3 for S&H.

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Regensburger Steinzeug - A history of the Fritz Thenn steinzeug factory in Regensburg by Irmgard and Werner Endres. Hundreds of illustrations. Text is in German. Out of Print. The book is available here.
  Amazon.de - Germany


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Altbayerische Töpfer - A history of Bavarian pottery from the 15th through the 19th centuries by Dr. Herbert Hagn. The last chapter has to do with the Freising/HR factory. Lots of illustrations, heavily foot-noted. Text is in German. Out of Print. The book is available here.
  Froelich and Kaufmann - Germany


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Die Neue Ära Westerwalder Steinzeug Jugenstil und Werkbund - By Jurgen Erlebach and Jurgen Schimanski, published by Contur Verlag, 1987. Art Nouveau wares by Westerwald factories, processes, wares, artists and designers, factory marks and much more. Heavily illustrated. Text is in German.Out of Print. Copies appear on eBay from time to time.


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German Stoneware 1200-1900 - A history of German Stoneware from 1200 to 1900 by David Gaimster, British Museum Press, 1997. Text is in English. Out of Print. The book is available here.
  Amazon.com - U.K.


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Steinzeug - Von Bürgel bis Muskau 15. bis 19. Jahrhundert by Josef Horschik, 1978. Covers the eastern factories such as Annaberg, Freiberg, Muskau, etc. plus many more. Text is in German. Out of Print. The book is available here.
  Interbook-Artbooks


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Reinhold und August Hanke - Westerwälder Steinzeug, Historismus - Jugendstil. History of the Hanke family and the factory from its founding in 1868 to its closure in 1931. Many photos. Text is in German. Out of Print. The book may be available from the SCI library.


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Alt-Höhr-Grenzhausen - A photo history of Old Höhr Grenzhausen, its people, places and industry by Heribert Fries, 1986. Text is in German. Out of Print. The book is available here.
  Amazon.de - Germany


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Das Münchner Kindl ... eine Wappenfigur geht eigene Wege, Münchner Stadtmuseum, 1999. If you collect Munich Child items such as postcards, advertising, dolls, beer steins, etc. then this is a must have book. Text is in German. The book is available here.
  Amazon.de - Germany


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LINKS

  Amazon.com   Amazon.de - Germany   Froelich and Kaufmann - Germany   Books About Antiques Online   Keramikbuch.com - Germany

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