Russian Glass of the 17th - 20th Centuries. N.N. Asharina. NY: Corning, 1990. First edition. Paper bound, 191 pages. IN ENGLISH. The Corning Museum of Glass is a relatively new museum, having been opened in 1951. The staff at the museum did acquire some examples of Russian glass for permanent display, and in 1990 reached out to museums in Russia to present a special exhibition. This book is for those who have an interest in learning about the history of glass-making in Russia, which is comprehensively detailed in the text. 120 color plates with short biographical sketches of the glass-makers. Contents: "Glass-making in Russia in the 17th and 18th Centuries", "Russian Glass in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries", "Soviet Glass", "Illustrations", "Catalog", "Biographical Sketches". A very good copy with only some light wear. 1 copy only.