Category: 20th Century Rare Book

Sort

Showing 101-120 of 126

BOOK OF SAUCES

By: Senn, C. Herman

Price: $159.99

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, THE Hotel Monthly Press: 1915

Seller ID: 000439

Condition: Very Fine


An outstanding, and scarce volume, by the author of Practical Gastronomy, that contains recipes that have taken years of research to collect: Also many new recipes. Includes the history and development of sauces. This fine vintage book is from The Hotel Monthly Press 1915. Leatherette covers with stamped lettering. The book is in excellent condition, with moderate signs of age, use, and shelfwear. It measures approx 6-1/2 X 3-1/2 with 128 pages, plus book list. View more info

1946 ORIGINAL, SIGNIFICANT ORIGINAL JOURNAL AND DIARY HAND WRITTEN BY A NOTED RUSSIAN BORN ENGINEER, INVENTOR AND PATENT HOLDER PROVIDING INSIGHT INTO AMERICA'S RUSH TO SECURE GERMAN 'INTELLECTUAL PRODUCT' IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE WAR

By: SERGEI D. MITEREFF

Price: $8,855.99

Publisher: UNITED STATES - GERMANY, 1946

Seller ID: 0008230

Condition: Good


On offer is a unique, significant notebook and diary detailing an original invention by a very successful American inventor and describing his time in post war Germany. This pocket notebook measures 6.75 inches by 3.75 inches. It is comprised of 84 loose-leaf pages and is 90% complete. The covers are missing but the pages are in good condition. The handwriting is small and tight but legible. Sergei D Mitereff was an engineer with Allied Chemical Corporation. He was born in Russia in 1902. He graduated from the Russian Naval Academy and at some point following WWI, he emigrated to the United St... View more info

OR GADOL - "GREAT LIGHT"

By: Shlomo Bilfurti and Haviri

Price: $429.99

Publisher: LIVORNO, Marfikus Vemokhrei Kafris: 1921

Seller ID: 000670

Condition: Fair


OR GADOL - "GREAT LIGHT" FIVE VOLUMES OF THE TORAH: "Behold anew the great and the terrible, so that every reader young or old shall absorb the mind-wizening, suitable letters. Crystal and ram'ot. The likes of whom never existed in all aspects of perfection. With FIVE SCROLLS AND HAFTARAHOT (plural of Haftarah, a Jewish ritual). Sections from the writings of the prophets, read on Sabbaths and festivals after the reading from the Torah) - fulfilled all year round with melodies and joyful times." DEUTERONOMY, LIVORNO YA"A (Yishmor Aleikha Elohim - G-d save you), Year 1921, B... View more info

NOBEL LECTURE - DOUBLE AUTOGRAPH - ENGLISH AND HEBREW

By: SiNGER, ISAAC BASHEVIS

Price: $379.99

Publisher: New York NY, Farrar Strauss Giroux: 1978

Seller ID: 000489

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Very scarce copy of "Nobel Lecture" by Isaac Bashevis Singer, double signed by the author on opposing fep beginning the different language text of English and Yiddish. Very good copy save for some edgewear and general light surface smudginess to the glossy cover.; Yiddish, English; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall; NOBEL PRIZE, AUTOGRAPH, JEWISH, HEBREW, YIDDISH, JUDAICA, AUTHOR, WRITER, HOLOGRAPH, SIGNED, View more info

1900 SUPER, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK COMPILED BY A NOTED 2OO YEAR OLD NOW DEFUNCT BRITISH CHEMIST FIRM SPECIALIZING IN CORDIALS AND SPIRITS AND AMERICAN STYLE SODA POP

By: TAYLOR, BRAWN & FLOOD

Price: $2,455.99

Publisher: BEDFORD, UNITED KINGDOM, 1900

Seller ID: 0008093

Condition: Good


On offer is a very interesting and unusual volume - a handwritten book of cordial, wine cocktail and beer recipes from circa 1900 from a very old, established Chemist firm in the UK. The BBC Good Food Guide calls cordials 'capturing the taste of summer' but whether it's capturing a taste or securing a winter's supply, this book has it. The book is about 7 inches by 4 1/2 inched and contains 190 pages. It is about 50% complete. The recipes are generally quite legible and understandable. Taylor, Brawn & Flood Co. Ltd were Chemists in Bedford, UK, about 60 miles north of London. The firm was esta... View more info

."THE LAND OF OUR ANCESTORS" A 1948 ARCHIVE OF 100+ ARTICLES ON THE STATUS OF WAR TORN EUROPE AND THE LONDON OLYMPICS BY ONE OF CALIFORNIA'S GREATEST JOURNALISTS

By: TELFORD WORK

Price: $2,485.99

Publisher: S.S. AMERICA LONDON HOLLAND EUROPE CALIFORNIA, 1948

Seller ID: 000842

Condition: Good+


On offer is a one of a kind collection of over one hundred articles titled "The Land Of Our Ancestors" an unpublished work written by the noted journalist and foreign correspondent Telford Work, [one-time publisher of Los Angeles Daily Journal, founder of the California Newspaper Service Bureau and City News Service, a Los Angeles Civic Center wire service] being, in diary style, his observations and writings during an extended trip to the 1948 Olympics and further trips to Holland, France, Belgium and other parts of England. Beginning July 4th 1948 Mr. Work chronicles his trip with h... View more info

LARGE 225+ 1913-1931 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN CERTIFICATES OF APPLICATION TO THE DAUGHTERS OF THE UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR ASSOCIATION [DUVCW]

By: THE DAUGHTERS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR

Price: $3,285.99

Publisher: Washington State WA ALASKA AK, 1913

Seller ID: 000743

Condition: Good+


On offer is a remarkable reference treasure trove and artifact of the Civil War - a 1913-1932 ledger of 225+ certificates of application for membership to the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865. The book, a 'Horn' Gum Stub File, relates to Tent No. 4, The Department of Washington and Alaska. Each woman has listed the soldier's [being their father's or in some cases their grandfather's] names, their length of service from call up to mustering out, battalions, regiments, company, reasons for discharge, current address of relatives +++. The women that filled out these certifi... View more info

1906 through 1948 ORIGINAL GROUP OF SIX [6] MANUSCRIPT DIARIES AND LEDGERS DETAILING THE DEPTH AND BREADTH OF EARLY 20th CENTURY WOMEN'S INTERESTS AND THOUGHT

By: THE THURSDAY CLUB et al

Price: $3,455.99

Publisher: AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS, 1906

Seller ID: 0008210

Condition: Good


On offer is an outstanding collection of minute books, records and ledger of a significant Women's Club that has been in continuous operation for well over 100 years. In 1900, Minnie Dana founded a club for women with a mission "To promote interest of the members in Literature, Science, Art and other timely topics of vital importance; to further social relations among its members; and to contribute to the welfare of the community", Thus began the Thursday Club, a club that operates to this day, well over a century later. The meetings focused on an eclectic range of subjects and members... View more info

1903-1905 MASSIVE ARCHIVE OF 600+ HANDWRITTEN LETTERS, JOURNAL, CORRESPONDENCE, DOCUMENTS AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOTES OF FAMED SHIPWRIGHT, NAVAL ARCHITECT AND BUSINESS MAN

By: THOMAS D. PITTS

Price: $4,549.99

Publisher: Perth Amboy New York, 1903

Seller ID: 000638n

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a massive archive of typed and handwritten manuscript papers relating to THOMAS D. PITTS, famed American Ship Wright and Naval Architect. From his personal files the archive boasts two sections: 1a) a detailed journal used as a diary during the important design and construction of the Cadet Ship YOUNG AMERICA, and 1b) over sixty [60] papers including correspondence, the Contract Agreement and much, much more from Mr. Pitts estate. Companies mentioned include the Perth Amboy Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., the Nautical Preparatory School, Rodermond Brothers and more. The second se... View more info

1970s [?] ORIGINAL TYPED MANUSCRIPT SCREENPLAY FOR A ONE MAN STAGE PLAY TITLED 'THE DUKE: THE STORY OF MARION MICHAEL MORRISON

By: TOM REGAN

Price: $3,855.99

Publisher: LOS ANGELES [?] CALIFORNIA USA,

Seller ID: 0008119

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an incredibly rare and unique manuscript that tells the story of one of America's most iconic film stars. The manuscript takes the form of a play that recounts the life of this great actor. The 147 page typed manuscript is bound in a common duo tang cover measuring 8.5 inches by 11 inches. It is 100% complete and is in excellent condition. Titled "The Duke: The Story of Marion Michael Morrison", the manuscript is subtitled "An Autobiographical Account of the Life and Times of John Wayne". This one-man stage play is written by Tom Regan. Anecdotally we are told Mr. ... View more info

c1930 ORIGINAL PHOTO ALBUM: 105 SUPERB PHOTOS THAT RECORD THE MODERNITY OF TRACKS AND TRAINS AS THEY PASS THROUGH ANCIENT AFRICAN TRIBAL LANDS AND THE PEOPLE OF THE BELGIAN CONGO

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $4,285.99

Publisher: BELGIAN CONGO ALBERTVILLE, 1930

Seller ID: 0001392

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a superb, original photograph album filled with pictures taken in Belgian Congo, circa 1932. The 100+, very vivid photographs are of Albertville [Kalemie now] and surrounding area on Lake Tanganyika. With the railway system highlighted the photographer takes super photographs of early locomotive trains operating in the Belgian Congo, including close-ups of wheels, steering components, gauges, as well as passenger cabins, both 1st class and 2nd class accommodation. Several rail routes are shown and identified in manuscript, as is the railway station at Albertville. Captions mention ... View more info

1939 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM WITH OVER 150 PHOTOS AND MEMORIES OF ONE GERMAN OFFICER'S PART IN THE INVASION OF POLAND

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $5,085.99

Publisher: POLAND, 1939

Seller ID: 0001467

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original, significant photograph album and one of a kind relic of the German invasion and occupation of Poland September of 1939 starting World War II by the very act. An unidentified German officer created this 25 x 19 cm album which contains 154 original photos creating a photographic diary of the German onslaught. A small number of the later photos relate to the invasion of France. Overall VG.; Photo Album; 10.5 X 7.25 INCHES; KEYWORDS: POLAND, INVASION OF POLAND, WORLD WAR II, WORLD WAR TWO, WWII, WW2, HITLER, NAZI, NAZI GERMANY, INVASIONS, BEGINNING OF WORLD WAR II, TRAVEL... View more info

c.1935 - 1945 PHOTO ALBUM DETAILING WITH OVER 180 PICTURES OF ONE SOLDIER'S TRAVELS THROUGH EGYPT AND THE LAND OF ISRAEL

By: UNIDENTIFIED SOLDIER

Price: $2,245.99

Publisher: CAIRO EGYPT JERUSALEM ISRAEL, 1930

Seller ID: 000769

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a large oblong photo album circa 1935 to 1945 with over 180 mounted pictures and photographs providing a visual diary of one soldier's tour through Egypt and the Holy Land. Unique photos, beautifully presented in a well kept cloth cover 10 x 13 inch album. ; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall; HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, DIARY, JOURNAL, LOG, KEEPSAKE, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, HISTORICAL, HOLOGRAPH, WRITERS, DIARIES, JOURNALS, LOGS, AUTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL, MEMOIR, MEMORIAL, PERSONAL HISTORY, TRAVEL, PHOTOGRAPHY, INDIA, ... View more info

c1910 - 1920s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN AND HAND DRAWN GERMAN ENGINEERING NOTEBOOK, CONTAINING DETAILED INFORMATION ON A HUGE AMOUNT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TOPICS AND REPLETE WITH DOZENS OF EXPERTLY HAND DRAWN DIAGRAMS, FIGURES, AND CHARTS

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: HAMBURG, GERMANY,, 1920

Seller ID: 0009177

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a German Engineer student handwritten notebook, written probably between the years of 1912 and 1928. The front board has a paper label which reads: “Technische Staatslehranstalten Hamburg. Johannes Kreibel Nachf., Buchhandlung, Hamburg, Steindamm 3.” The school was founded in 1893 and in 1912 its name was hanged to the ‘Technische Staatslehranstalten zu Hamburg.’ It’s name changed again in 1928 and it is now a department of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. The book contains a large number of different topics in mechanical engineering. Some of the topic headings... View more info

1976 & 1982 MANUSCRIPT HANDWRITTEN DIARIES OF AN OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE WOMAN - TWO YEARS OF DETAILED NOTES OF A MADWOMAN

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,299.99

Publisher: WASHINGTON DC, 1976

Seller ID: 0001139

Condition: Good+


On offer is an absolutely remarkable pair [2] of diaries offering an insight into the world of what must have been a youngish woman living with her mother in the Washington DC area who was a case study in obsessive compulsive disorder and perhaps agoraphobia and assuredly a long list of other conditions. These diaries covering the years 1976 and 1982 are free form diaries written on 9 x 6 inch three hole blank paper with every possible inch covered in this woman's neat and very legible handwriting. Our writer records almost every incident, every movement, every action over her waking life. The... View more info

1938 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL JOURNAL AND ACTIVITIES DIARY OF HITLER YOUTH TROOP GEFOLGSCHAFTEN 6/59 AS THEY MARCH FROM STUTTGART TO BADEN BADEN SPREADING THE MESSAGE OF THE THIRD REICH

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $9,085.99

Publisher: STUTTGART TO BADEN BADEN GERMANY, 1938

Seller ID: 0001447

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original, historically significant manuscript relic of World War II and the Nazi regime being a handwritten book and travel diary of a 'famed' Hitler Youth [Hitler Jugend] troop. Likely created by one of the more calligraphic hands in the troop or perhaps commissioned by the troop, historians and researchers of the group and Hitler's manipulation of German youth will find a unique and historical journal enhanced further by numerous photographs, a map, mileage log, etc. plus some ephemera tucked in, all in period, gothic German language calligraphy. It appears that the troop, der... View more info

1920s ORIGINAL VERNACULAR PHOTO ALBUM OF THE LIFE AND TIMES IN POST WORLD WAR I CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: JACKSON YAZOO MISSISSIPPI, 1920

Seller ID: 0007016

Condition: Good


On offer is a marvellous collection of black and white photographs dating from the early 20th century. They are mounted in a black, hardboard cover album measuring 9.5 inches by 6.5 inches. There are 30 pages with a total of 167 photographs. Most of the photographs are either 2 inches by 2.75 inches or 5 inches by 3 inches. While locale is not specified there are sufficient context clues in the pictures themselves to make a reasonable estimation as to location. There are several groupings of photographs. There are 36 photographs of automobiles decorated as floats for a parade. The pictures off... View more info

Image for 1941-1947 Unique Handwritten Manuscript Diary of a Single Mother in New England during WWII, Waging Legal Battle for Support Payments

1941-1947 Unique Handwritten Manuscript Diary of a Single Mother in New England during WWII, Waging Legal Battle for Support Payments

By: Unknown

Price: $1,675.99

Publisher: Nahant, MA, 1941

Seller ID: 0010006

Condition: Good


On offer is a very simple yet unusual diary written by an unnamed woman from 1941 to 1947. Context suggests she was a single mother living with her son in Nahant, Massachusetts, a town in Essex County. There is no record of a husband, although she does note a legal action for non-payment of support from a man named Jay. Her son, Jamie, is 10 or 11 years old in 1941, and is mentioned in almost every entry she makes. She appears to be close with her family, as passages detail much time spent with her father and possibly a brother. When the author isn’t working at one of her many jobs, sh... View more info

1950s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK DETAILING 37 MOSTLY BRITISH CHURCH AND CATHEDRAL PIPE ORGANS

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $955.99

Publisher: England, 1955

Seller ID: 0002071

Condition: Good+


On offer is an interesting, original circa 1950s manuscript journal which was compiled and created by an unknown fan and aficionado of mostly British church pipe organs. The 54 page handwritten text details statistics and historic and contemporary particulars of 35 organs from England; one in Paris and one in Leipzig Germany. The book begins at page iii with the Table of Contents. Pages i and ii have been removed and there have been other pages removed and pages renumbered too at some earlier time but all appear as required in the Table of Contents and as such the work is complete. There are n... View more info

1941 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AND PHOTGRAPHIC RELIC OF GERMANY'S INVASION OF GREECE DURING WORLD WAR II - ORIGINAL ONE OF A KIND PHOTOS TAKEN BY A GERMAN OFFICER

By: UNTEROFFIZIER A. KONIG

Price: $6,955.99

Publisher: GREECE, 1941

Seller ID: 0001465

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original, significant manuscript and photographic relic of the German invasion and occupation of Greece during World War II. Dated January 17th 1941 through the invasion date of April 10th to the last handwritten date being April 19th 1941, [at picture #86 then there another 77 pictures in sequence though undated], Uffz. [Unteroffizier] A. Konig, apparently a German lieutenant, using a Greek accounting book created a photo journal and report for German Command with photographs and handwritten notes detailing with names, places, some anecdotes and dates of the German march ... View more info