(New York: Schaefer Brewing/ William E. Rudge’s Sons, 1942). First edition. Commemorative book issued on the 100th anniversary of the founding of NYC’s longest operating brewery by German brothers Frederick and Maximilian Scheafer. Oblong folio glossy red paper-covered boards with 2 gold embossed medallions on front; profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs and one-color plate; unpaginated. This copy still housed in the original tan-and-black box/shipping container with printed red label featuring picture of the 2-sides of the commemorative medal (as on the book’s front cover) nestled in a bed of grains as well as space for personalization and/or address. The cardboard box is fair but mostly intact, missing only half of top end and with fragile outer layers of paper showing flaking and wear. Book is near fine. Would appear to be quite rare in the original box.