Over 1000 beautiful color photos display a wide spectrum of Elegant Glass patterns, colors, shapes, and etchings. The book's listings are updated and over 100 patterns of elegant American glass are represented in this new 4th edition. Several patterns have additional listings. Each pattern includes a complete listing of all known pieces made. Detailed descriptions are given for each item listed. Captions include descriptions of each piece pictured. The major companies of Cambridge, Fenton, Fostoria, Heisey, Imperial, Morgantown, New Martinsville, and Paden City are represented, along with their most popular patterns. Introductions to each pattern include production dates, pattern and/or etching numbers, and original company colors. Full lines of dinnerware and their companion patterns are listed, along with bedroom, bath, and decorating pieces. Aiding collectors in identifying patterns, a detailed image of each etching is provided in every description. Collector resources, a detailed bibliography, and a glossary complete this thorough guide.