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In this section of will be found an extensive photographic assortment of books and other material from the author’s own library – “…the world’s largest private library of material of specific interest to collectors of bottles.”

The books etc. are the materials that the author has collected for over 40 years and has used/uses in his research and extensive writings.

  • Each entry will have a number, a title, a photograph, and a brief explanation of the item, including reference material that will assist anybody wishing to actually obtain their own copy of the listed work.
  • To obtain a photographic copy of any item on the list, click on the desired title.
  • After clicking on the title, the photographic copy will be downloaded to your computer.
  • More specific information about any of the items listed can be obtained by writing to

Documents Hits

Order by : Name | Hits
Rich, the grandeees of America and the magnificoes; and how they spent their fortunes – 1966 – Doubleday and Co., Inc., Garden City, New York
American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, Madison, WI – 1978
A Pictorial Guide to the Pyroglazed (ACL - Applied Color Label) or "Painted" Milk Bottle – 1996 – privately published
A Pictorial History of the First Quarter Cenury of Commercial Motor Vehicles – 1966 – Bonanza Books, Inc., New York
Can Collecting as Collectible Art, Advertising Art, and High Art – 1977 – Tree Communications, Inc., New York
A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in Popular Magazines, 1891-1911 – World Publishing Co., Cleveland and New York –1968
As I Knew Them – (LII. George Perkins and Frank Munsey) – 1927 –Harper and Brothers Publishers, New York
Commentary on personal experiences and interviews with prominent publishers showing how books and periodicals are made and marketed – 1931 – Randsdell Inc., Wash. DC.
A History pf Newspapers in the United States through 260 years 1690-1950, Macmillan Co., New York
A History and Anthology or "The Scientific Romance" in the Munsey Magazines, 1912-1920 – Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York – 1970
The Uncensored Truth About All Sorts of Stuff You Are Never Supposed ot Know –1983 – Barnes and Noble, Inc., New York
With Prices for Items Illustrated in COLLECTING BOTTLES by Cecil Munsey – 1971 – Hotchkiss House, Rochester, NY
Shocking Story of America's First Kidnapping for Ransom (see Charlie Ross bottles) – 1967 – Little Brown and Co., Boston, MA
Brewing in the world during the 19th century – 1903 – H. S. Rich and Co., Publishers, Chicago and New York
 A Pictorial Archive from the 19th Century – 1979 – Dover Publications, Inc., New York
"The Illustrated Guide to Collecting Bottles" – 1971 – Hotchkiss House Publishers, Rochester, NY
The incredible experiences of a medicine woman in the great medicine show days – 1947 – Doubleday and Co., Inc., Garden City, NY
A guide to collecting those fancy embossed – Speciality – bottles of the 1920s and 1930s – privately published – 2003
Listing all U.S. Breweries in operation in 1890; 1898; 1904; 1910 – no date – privately published
Complete Copies of Patents obtainted from the U.S. Patent Office- 1970
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