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  • On Divers Arts, Theophilus, ca 1120; The Foremost Medieval Treatise on Painting, Glassmaking and Metalwork; Translated from the Latin with Introduction and Notes by John G. Hawthorne and Cyril Stanley Smith (Dover 1979; ISBN 0-486-23784-2).
  • A Booke of Sundry Draughtes principaly serving for glasiers: and not impertinent for plasterers, and gardiners: be sides sundry other professions. Whereunto is annexed the manner how to anniel in glas: and also the true forme of the fornace, and the secretes thereof, Walter Gedde (Dight, 1615; via The Internet Archive)
  • De Auro, Andreas Cassius, 1685 (Purple of Cassius; ruby red glass)
  • Ackermann's Repository ("The repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics"), Rudolph Ackermann (May, 1809; via The Internet Archive)
  • New Pocket Cyclopædia: or, Elements of Useful Knowledge, Methodically Arranged, with Lists of Select Books On every inportant Subject of Learning and Science; designed for the Higher Classes in Schools, and for Young Persons in General} John Millard (Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, London, 1813; via google books)
  • Curiosities of Glass Making, Apsley Pellatt (David Bogue, London, 1849; reprinted 1968, The Ceramic Book Company).
  • Illustrations of Iron Architecture Made by The Architectural Iron Works of the City of New York, Daniel D. Badger (Baker & Godwin, New York, 1865; Dover 1981, ISBN 0-486-24223-4)
  • Reminiscences of Glass-Making, 2nd ed, Deming Jarves (Hurd and Houghton, 1865)
  • Lawrence's Adventures Among the Ice-Cutters, Glass-Makers, Coal-Miners, Iron-Men, and Ship-Builders, J. T. Trowbridge (Henry T. Coates & Co., 1870)
  • The City of Pittsburgh, G. F. Muller (Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 62, Number 367, December 1880)
  • Stories of Industry, Volume I, A. Chase and E. Clow (Educational Publishing Company, 1891)
  • The Drama of Glass, Kate Field (Libbey Glass Co, 1894)
  • Architectural Possibilities of the Luxfer Prism, Inland Architect and News Record, 29 no. 2, page 18 (1897)
  • Pocket Hand-Book of Useful Information and Tables Relating to the Use of Electro-Glazed Luxfer Prisms, Crew and Basquin (Luxfer, 1898)
  • Les Arts et l'Industrie du Verre, Henry d'Ancy (Abbeville, 1899)
  • The Century's Triumph in Lighting, Inland Architect and News Record, 34 (supplement) pages 30-40 (1900)
  • How It Is Made, Archibald Williams (Thomas Nelson and Sons, ca 1900)
  • Report, Boston Manufacturers Mutual Fire Insurance Company (Insurance Engineering Experiment Station, 1902)
  • Interborough Rapid Transit · The New York Subway · Its Construction and Equipment, Interborough Rapid Transit Company (Arno, 1904)
  • Thomas' Register of American Manufacturers and First Hands in All Lines, (Thomas Publishing Co., New York, 1905)
  • Concrete Construction · Areas, Vaults, and Retaining Walls, William S. Lowndes, Ph. B. (International Textbook Press, 1919)
  • Glass and Glass-Making, The Mentor No. 177, Esther Singleton (The Mentor Association, 1919)
  • Stained Glass, The Mentor No. 192, Ida J. Burgess (The Mentor Association, 1919)
  • Manuale del Guardiafili, Cav. Allessandro Romani (S. Lattes & C., 1920)
  • American Builder, Vol. 30, No. 4, William A. Radford, Editor-in-Chief (American Carpenter and Builder Company, 1921)
  • The Lineman's Handbook, 1st ed, Edwin Kurtz (McGraw-Hill, 1928)
  • Laxton's and Lockwood's Builders' Price Book, 117th ed, P. T. Walters editor (Kelly's Directories Ltd., 1934)
  • Architect's Standard Catalogue, (Whitefriars Press, 1936-38)
  • Glass in Architecture and Decoration, Raymond McGrath, A. C. Frost and H. E. Beckett (Architectural Press, 1937, revised 1961)
  • Principles of Electricity applied to Telephone and Telegraph Work, American Telephone and Telegraph Company (1938)
  • Coal, Mary K. Chapin (Whitman, 1940)
  • Recommended Practice of Daylighting, (Illuminating Engineering Society, 1950)
  • The Development of Prismatic Glass Block and the Daylighting Laboratory, R. A. Boyd (Engineering Research Institute, 1951)
  • Years of Reflection · 1783-1953 · The Story of Haywards of the Borough, Haywards Ltd. (Harley, 1953)
  • A Guide to American Trade Catalogs 1744-1900, Lawrence B. Romaine (1960; Dover 1990)
  • Opercula · (London Coal Plates), Dr. Taylor Shepherd aka Æsculapius Junior (Golden Head, 1965)
  • A Tryal of Glasse (The Story of Glassmaking at Jamestown), J. C. Harrington (Dietz Press, 1972)
  • Eighty-five Years of Glass: A History of the Glass Industry in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, 1888-1973, William James McHugh (Masters thesis, 1974; LSU Call# 378.76 L930 1974 MCHU)
  • Most About Glass Insulators, 3rd ed., Marion and Evelyn Milholland (Private, 1975)
  • Coalhole Rubbings · The Story of an Artefact in our Streets, Lily Goddard (Midas, 1979)
  • A Glass Menagerie: Leo Popper & Sons, Paul Hollister, The Glass Club Bulletin of the National Early American Glass Club, No. 145 (NEAGC, 1985)
  • The Collector's Encyclopedia of Fry Glassware, H. C. Fry Glass Society (Collector, 1990)
  • Glass Insulators from Outside North America, 2nd rev, Marilyn Albers and N. R. Woodward (Private, 1993)
  • Fred M. Locke: A Biography, Elton Gish (Infinity, 1994)
  • "The Century's Triumph in Lighting": The Luxfer Prism Companies and their Contribution to Early Modern Architecture, Dietrich Neumann (Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians vol 54, no 1, 1995)
  • Prismatic Glass, Dietrich Neumann, Twentieth-Century Building Materials, T. Jester (ed.), (McGraw-Hill, 1995)
  • Wood Amongst the Wires - The Temporary Solution, Fred Padgett and Walter P. Ruedrich (Private, 2000)
  • The Fireproof Building · Technology and Public Safety in the Nineteenth-Century American City, Sara E. Wermiel (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000; ISBN 0-8018-6311-2).
  • The Story of Bankside · FROM THE RIVER THAMES TO ST GEORGE'S CIRCUS, Leonard Reilly and Geoff Marshall (London Borough of Southwark, 2001; ISBN 0-905849-31-0).
  • Designs Underfoot: The Art of Manhole Covers in New York City, Diana Stuart (Design Books, 2003; ISBN 1-58574-639-8).
  • Building Walls of Light: The Development of Glass Block and its Influence on American Architecture in the 1930s, Elizabeth Fagan (Master's thesis, Columbia University, 2015).