New York: Community Council of Greater New York, 1959. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition. lxi, 221, [xii]pp, folding map, Foreword, Introduction, The Communities: Greepoint, Williamsburg, Bushwick-Ridgewood, Brooklyn Heights-Fort Greene, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Brownsville, East New York, Appendix, Population statistics from Census of 1960 dated 1 June 1961. 4to/28cm. Cloth backed paperbound, spine cloth torn at ends, library stamp on cover, 1960 population statistics stapled onto inside back cover, internally clean, tight and very good. This is the first of two volumes on Brooklyn communities. Copies very scarce..
New York: Bloch Publishing Company, 1969. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 418pp, endpaper maps, Preface, Epilogue, Bibliogaphy, Notes, Index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Brown cloth gilt, in dj lightly roughed at spine end, internally fine. NF/VG-. Presentation inscription on ffep, "To /James Hurley/in esteem and friendship/sd Alter F. Landesman/Jan 25, 1970." Feature article from Sunday News August 17, 1969 titled, "Brownsville: Modern Exodus." by Bernard Rabin and Richard Braun on Rabbi Landesman and the book. The story of how a small settlement of Jews in central Brooklyn in the 1880s grew to be one of the largest and most tight-knit Jewish communities in New York over forty years. Dr. Landesman (1896- ) came to Brownsrille in 1922 and served as the executive director of the Hebrew Educational Society for more than fourty years. Also in many other Jewish leadership posts..
New York: William Sloane Associates, Inc, 1949. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Printing. xi, 435pp,. 8vo/22c. Red and blue cloth silver, light wear, at spine ends, internally fine. Inscribed by author M.E. Murphy, "To Jim/for, among other/things, being paid too /little to buy books". The recipient was James Hurley, then (about 1975or 76) Executive Director of the Long Island Historical Socieety in Brooklyn, currently the present holder of the book..
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1917. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Volume XXXII, . First Edition. xxxii, 640, [ii] pp, detailed index (including to previous volumes), , innumerable other details of life and culture in the Borough (formerly City) of Brooklyn, also known as Kings County. Red cloth gilt, spine and front board lightly faded, light edgewear, 3 marks back board, Lacks pocket map, internally clean, tight and very good, otherwise clean, tight and very good. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle which was published from 1845 to 1955 (with a brief later revival) was one of the nation's leading dailies and its distinguished editors included Walt Whitman, Cleveland Rogers, Thomas Kinsella, St. Clair McKelway, Frank Schroth and Charles Montgomery Skinner.Among the many illustrated adverts, this volume has seating charts of Brooklyn and New York Theatres..
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1910. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Volume XXV, First Edition. 690, [ii] pp, large double-sided folding map in front pocket dated 1908 with Manhattan and the Bronx on one side and six road maps of parts of Long Island on the other, detailed index (including to previous volumes), many adverts (including full page), innumerable other details of life, business and culture in the new Borough (former City) of Brooklyn, also known as Kings County. Red cloth gilt, light soil, small splits head of spine, ca. 3/8" damp stain foot of front board, light wear and soil, otherwise clean, tight and very good. The Brooklyn Daily Eage was a newspaper published in Brooklyn, New York from 1845 to 1955 with a short-lived revival in the sixties. At one time it was the most popular afternoon paper in the United States and its distinguished Editors included Walt Whitman, St. Clair McKelway, Thomas Kinsella, Cleveland Rogers and Charles Montgomery Skinner..