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Cover of 1896 Singer catalogue

Catalogue of Singer Sewing-Machines

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The Singer name is synonymous with sewing machines. In addition to making the first practical use sewing machine for the home in 1851, Isaac Merritt Singer made important design improvements to sewing machines used for clothing, leather, and other industries. This 1896 catalogue is a...Read More
Portrait of Dr. Chase

Dr. Chase's Recipes, or, Information for Everybody

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Alvin Wood Chase (1817-1885) was a travelling physician, salesman, author, and self-made man. He dispensed remedies all over America during the late nineteenth century, collecting recipes and domestic tips from the people he met along the way. His self-published books became celebrated U.S....Read More
Title page of English Table Glass

English Table Glass

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Percy Bate was born in Manchester in 1868.  In addition to English Table Glass, he authored several books on portraiture and other forms of art.  He was Secretary of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and later Director of Aberdeen Municipal Art Gallery and Museum.  In English...Read More
Cover of The Future of the American Negro

The Future of the American Negro

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Born a slave on a Virginia farm in 1856, Booker T. Washington taught himself to read after emancipation, worked hard to fund his own education, and eventually attended the Hampton Institute. He became a prominent Black educator and an important voice on race in America during the...Read More
Cover of Harriet Hubbard Ayer's Book

Harriet Hubbard Ayer's Book

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You’ve heard of Estee Lauder and Elizabeth Arden, but have you heard of Harriet Hubbard Ayer? Mrs. Ayer was the original cosmetics mogul, founding Recamier Manufacturing Company, the first American cosmetics company, in 1886. She began her life as a Chicago socialite, but following a divorce from a...Read More
Cover of The Homes of America

The Homes of America

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Described by the Literary World Magazine of 1880 as a “superb holiday volume” and printed on toned paper with a gold deckle edge, this volume is illustrated with engravings of many well-known, and not so well-known, American homes. Not surprisingly, it features a detailed description of the White...Read More
Photo of Houdini in the plate glass box

Houdini's Escapes

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In 1926, world-famous magician Harry Houdini died of peritonitis following a ruptured appendix. Before his death, he had planned to write several books on varied subjects, including his own career and magical secrets. Fortunately, he had discussed these ideas and shared his notes with...Read More
Photo of vases from Josiah Wedgwood and His Pottery

Josiah Wedgwood and His Pottery

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This volume includes biographical information on Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) as well as a history of the Wedgwood Pottery and its wares. Wedgwood started producing pottery in about 1759 and is credited with the industrialization of pottery manufacturing. His unique glazes, including the classic...Read More
Cover of Joyce Chen Cook Book

Joyce Chen Cook Book

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In late 1966, a new show made its debut on public television – Joyce Chen Cooks. It was the first nationally syndicated cooking show in America hosted by a woman of color, and it was filmed on the same set as Julia Child's well-known show, The French Chef. For many viewers, Joyce Chen Cooks...Read More
Title page

Lessons in Sabre, Singlestick, Sabre & Bayonet, and Sword Feats

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John Musgrave Waite (c. 1820–1884) was a Victorian fencing master and non-commissioned officer in the British 2nd Life Guards, a regiment in which the tradition of the sabre was maintained. This book is still used by the Schola Gladiatoria, a group in London which provides organized instruction in...Read More