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Zerwick, Chloe. A Short History of Glass. 2nd ed. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1990.
This is a good general resource;
Page, Jutta-Annette. The art of glass : Toledo Museum of Art. Foreword by Don Bacigalupi ; essays by Stefano Carboni ... [et al.], and contributions by Ellenor Alcorn. 1st ed. Toledo, Ohio : Toledo Museum of Art in association with D. Giles, 2006. 248 p.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-245) and index.
Battie, David and Cottle, Simon, ed. Sotheby's Concise Encyclopedia of Glass. London: Conran Octopus, 1991.
Klein, Dan and Lloyd, Ward, ed. The History of Glass. London: Orbis, 1984.
Tait, Hugh, ed. 5000 Years of Glass. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1991. [Includes "Techniques of Glassmaking and Decoration," showing photographs of Bill Gudenrath demonstrating techniques which are now thought to have been used by glassmakers in the past]
Glass throughout time : history and technique of glassmaking from the ancient world to the present. Edited by Rosa Barovier Mentasti ... [et al.] ; project and coordination, Giuliana Cuneaz. Glassway. 1st ed. Milan : Skira ; New York, NY : Distributed in North America and Latin America by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. through St. Martin's Press, c2003. 285 p.
Published to accompany the exhibition "Glassway, le stanze del vetro" held at Museo Archeologico Regionale, June 15-Oct. 27, 2002. Originally published as: Glassway. Milan : Skira, 2002. Translated from Italian. Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-285). Biographies of artists, designers and masters: p. 267-277.
Wilson, Kenneth M. American Glass 1760-1930. 2 vols. New York: Hudson Hills Press; Toledo: The Toledo Museum of Art, 1994.
Hajdamach, Charles R. British glass, 1800-1914. Woodbridge, Suffolk : Antique Collectors' Club, 1991. 466 p.
Corning Museum of Glass. Innovations in glass. Corning, N.Y. : The Corning Museum of Glass, 1999. 64 p.
Includes: Windows (crown & cylinder, sheet & plate, float, tempered, laminated safety, shaped, fusion draw, coated); optics (lenses, telescopes, optical, fused silica, Fresnel lens, optical fibers); vessels (Owens bottle machine), bulbs, TV tubes, borosilicate, glass ceramics, fiber glass).
I recommend our Glass Properties and Processes video clips, as well as the others that are on our website in connection with exhibitions." http://www.cmog.org
Macfarlane, Alan. Glass : a world history. By Alan Macfarlane and Gerry Martin. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002. xi, 255 p.
Published in 2002 by Profile Books in London as: The glass bathyscaphe : how glass changed the world.
I'm sending a bibliography for a few "basic" history of glass resources.
For images, try looking at the CMoG website: http://www.cmog.org under "Glass Collection."