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Precise Leveling in New York City...executed 1909 to 1914

By Koop, Frederick W.

New York: office of the Chief Engineer, Board of Estimate and Apportionment, City of New York, 1914. Book. Fine. Soft cover. First Edition. Office of the Chief Engineer. N.d. . 45pp, Descriptions of Bench Marks, Standard Elevation of Bench Marks in the Borough of the Bronx and in Westcheser County, N.Y. 4to/25.5cm. Printed wrappers, stapled, browned at edges, small chisp lower corner cover and back, otherwise internally fine.Frederick W. Koop was an Assistant Engineer in the Board of Estimate and Apportionment. Scarce to rare in original..

$53.76

The Silent Traveler in New York

By Chiang Yee

New York: John Day, 1950. Book. Good. Hardcover. Third Impression. N.D (ca 1950?). xv, 281pp, endpaper maps with drawings, 17 colored and more than 120 black and white illustrations from author's unique paintings on silk and absorbent paper, Preface by Van Wyck Brooks. 8vo/22cm. Green cloth, green lettering, edges beginning darken, foot of spine worn, dj chipped, internally clean, tight and very good, Good/Fair. Wan Wyck Brooks paints the author as "a true citizen of the world...everywhere at home, interested in all things human as well as in animals, trees and birds, that has given us a fresh New York that is different from all others." Chiang Yee (1903-1977) had been a Chinese magistrate and district governor before he came to the West in 1933 and began his Silent Traveler series of the world's great cities. He was a Professor of Chinese at Columbia University and Emerson Fellow in Poetry at Harvard. He became an American citizen in 1966 but went back to his hometown in China to die..

$21.51

New York: The World's Capital City. Its Development and Contributions to Progress

By Rodgers, Cleveland and Rebecca Rankin

New York & London: Harper Brothers, 1948. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Preface, endpaper maps, many monochrome illustrations from documents and artwork, bibliography, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Dark blue cloth gilt, light wear in slightly edgeworn and price clipped dj, internally fine. A classic reference work from two reliable and authoritative authors: Cleveland Rodgers was a commioner of the City Planning Commission; and Editor of The Brooklyn Eagle newspaper Rebecca Rankin was Librarian of the Municipal Reference Library..

$17.60

Long Island Sources: Reports, Resolutions, Authorizations, Surveys and Designs Showing Sources and Manner of Obtaining from Suffolk County, Long Island An Additional Supply of Water for the City of New York. Volume 1

By Board of Water Supply, City of New York

New York: New York City, 1912. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xvi, 322 pp, 49 tables (many folding), 50 appendices (many folding). Dark green cloth gilt, ALmost no wear, hinge papers cracked, otherwise almost new condition though one hundred years old. An extremely detailed technical report with voluminous illustrations..

$63.54

Message of Hon. George B. McClellan, The Mayor, to the Board of Aldermean, New York Pursuan to Section 115 of the Greater New York Charter January 4, 1909

By McClellan, Hon. George B.

New York: Government of New York City, 1909. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition. 134pp, many full page illustrations from photographs, prints and other artwork, printed on heavy coated paper stock. Tall 8vo/26.5cm.Stringbound in gray printed wrappers, wrappers edgeworn and chipped, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. The Mayor's presentation of the Comptroller's statement of the finances of the City in 1909. Very nicely illustrated. George B. McClellan (1865-1940) son of the famous Civil War general and presidential candidate, was Mayor of the City from 1904 to 1909 and presided over monumental changes to the City's landscape including the opening of the IRT Subway, the construction of the Chelsea Piers, the building of the Municipal Building and other still current landmarks. He also conducted a vendetta against the new motion picture theatres. Scarce to rare..

$58.65

Unseen Life in New York As A Naturalist Sees It

By Beebe, William

Little, Brown, and Company/Duell, Sloan & Pierce, 1953. Book. Illus. by Illustrations by Donald T. Carlisle. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. xiii, 165pp,, cartoon-illustrated endpapers, Foreword, Conclusion. 8vo/22cm. Decorated tan cloth, light wear, in protected but edgeworn dj, bookmark of Jo Stewart of International Famous Agency Inc on ffep (with pencil notation above that it from Beebe's literary agent),, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. The famous naturalist's introduction of New York City creatures too old, too small, too clear, too high, too familiar, too dark, and too deep. William Beebe ( ) was then Director Emeritus of the Department of Tropical Researcj, New York Zoological Society..

$11.73

Guide to the Municipal Government of New York City

By Smith, Thelma E.

New York: Meilen Press, 1966. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Ninth Edition. xi, 308pp, Preface, Introduction, The Legislative Branch, The Executive Branch, Judiciary. 8vo/12cm. Tan card-stock wrappers, light wear, stamps and signature of 2 previous owners, otherwise clean, tight and very good..

$11.73

Sources for the Study of the New York Area

By Eiberson, Harold and Sidney Ditzion

New York: City College Press, 1960. Book. Good. Hardcover. Monograph No 5, City College Institute of New York Area Studies. First Edition. vii, 128pp, Foreword, Index. 8vo/22cm. Ex-library Queens College, usual marks light edgewear externally, internally tight and good plus. Eiberson was a librarian at the Baruch School of Business Administration; Sidney Ditzio, a history professor at City College, did the chapter on Population Distribution and Composition. Though somewhat dated ,still a useful book on the subject..

$17.60

The Rapid Transit Problem of New York

By The Citizens Committee

New York, 1910. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Subtitled: Reports of the Citizens' Committee (and its sub-committees) Appointed with the approval of Mayor Gaynor by the Presidents of the Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants Association. December 1910. 35pp. 8vo/23cm. Printed wrappers, slightly soiled, chip at tail of front panel, old dampmark along joint, otherwise internally very good. Scarce..

$34.21

East of Fifth: The Story of an Apartment House

By Dunn, Alan

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1948. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 168. [iv], 168, [i] pp, profusely illustrated with the author's cartoons and pen and ink drawings. Illustrated tan cloth, light soil, internally fine. A delightlful group portrait of the lives foibles of a typical middle class group of residents of a New York apartment building. Alan Dunn (1900- 1974) was a New Yorker cartoonist who eventually became their most prolific illustrator with 9 covers and over 2000 cartoons published over 47 years. He was also knowledgeable of architecture and published on that as well..

$43.99

Colonial Charters, Patents and Grants to the Communities Comprising the City of New York

By Seymann, Jerrold

New York: Board of Statutory Consolidation of the City of New York, 1939. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Copy No 312 of 500 numbered copies of Limited First Edition. xxiv, 612pp, frontis facsimile of first sheet of 1686 Dongan Charter, history of colonial charters, patents and grants, texts of 27 grants, 27 maps (all but 2 folding and sepia toned), folding chart of communities consolidated into New York City in 1898, list of source material (bibliography, records guides, printed documentary collections and secondary sources). 4to/26cm. Heavy green buckram gilt, light wear at extremities, unopened. Fine. The authoritative text on the subect of the colonial charters, patents and grants to the City of New York. Introduction by Victor Hugo Paltsits, Chief of the American History Division of the New York Public Library and a prominent editor of historical texts on New York history. The author was a lawyer on the Board of Statutory Consolidation..

$146.63

The Great New York

By Pennell, Joseph

Boston: Le Roy Philips, 1912. Book. Fine. Soft cover. N.d. [c.1912?]. 23 small images of New York City landmarks tipped onto unpaged sheets with titles on facing pages. 8vo/21cm. Blank boards in pictorial wrapper attached at spine, small chip at head of wrapper, 2 inch split at tail, light offsetting of some images, indecipherable previous owner signature on ffep, otherwise internally fine. Joseph Pennell (1857-1926) was a noted American artist and author famous for his etchings and other illustrations..

$29.33

Official Directory The City of New York 1988-89. Edward I. Koch, Mayor

By The City Record. Rosemary A. Maciel, Editor

New York City: City Publishing Center, 1988. Book. Illus. by John Yue, Graphics. VG. Soft cover. N.d. (1988?). [34], 451, [58]pp,Features of the 1988-89 Green Book, Doing Business with New York City, Green Book Suggestions, Phone Numbers Frequently Needed, General Index and phone numbers, Acronym Index, Real Estate Information Sources, New York City Government Agencies and Officials, Complaint Numbers, County Offices within the City, Courts--State, City, Federal, New York State Government, United States Government, International Organizations, Foreign Consulates in N.Y.C., Licenses/Permits/Certificates--where to apply, Factual Highlights of City, Index of Names, City Books Publication Catalog Order Form. 12mo/16.5 x 8.5cm. Shiny green softcover gilt, very light wear, previous owner signature on ffep, few words on last blank page, otherwise internally clean and tight. VG. Publication "Update" for 1988-90 Green Book laid in. ..

$11.73

Official Directory of the City of New York 1980. Edward I. Koch, Mayor

By The City Record

New York City: City Publishing Center, 1980. Book. Illus. by Salvatore DeRosa, Graphics. Fine. Soft cover. [38], xv, 402 [58], [27 blank, "Notes"] pp, General Index and phone numbers, Factual Highlights of New York City (dates, flag, official seals, population, etc.), New York City Government Agencies and Officials, County Offices within the City, Courts--State, City, Federal, New York State Government, United States Government, International Organizations, Licenses/Permits/Certificates--where to apply, Index of Names, blank pages for notes. 12mo/16.5 x 8.5cm. Shiny green softcover gilt, very light wear, 2 previous owner surnames on ffep, otherwise internally fine. VG...

$10.75

Official Directory The City of New York 1981-82. Edward I. Koch, Mayor

By The City Record. William Doyle, Editor

New York City: City Publishing Center, 1982. Book. Illus. by John Yue, Graphics. Very Good. Soft cover. N.d. (1981?). [34], xv, 401, [63], [11 blank, "Notes"] pp, General Index and phone numbers, Factual Highlights of New York City (dates, flag, official seals, population, etc.), New York City Government Agencies and Officials, County Offices within the City, Courts--State, City, Federal, New York State Government, United States Government, International Organizations, Licenses/Permits/Certificates--where to apply, Index of Names, blank pages for notes. 12mo/16.5 x 8.5cm. Shiny green softcover gilt, very light wear, previous owner signature on ffep, one inch stain along foreedge, few words on last 'Notes' page, otherwise internally clean and tight. VG-...

$9.78

This Was New York!: A Nostalgic Picture of New York in the Gaslight Era

By Marcuse, Maxwell F.

New York: Carlton Press, 1965. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 447 pp, profusely illustrated with monochrome images from photographs and artwork (many full page), very detailed index. Tall 8vo/23.5cm. Grey cloth, negligible wear, in lightly edgeworn, lightly soiled dj, internally fine. A lively account of New York City in the "Gaslight Era" which can probably be defined as the last two decades of the 19th century. Probably more than two hundred images from the premium photographic collections of New York City, i.e., the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Public Library, Brown Brothers, The New-York Historical Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in addition to the author's collection. Maxwell F. Marcuse (ca.1880-1970?), besides being a Gotham 'booster' extraordinaire, was a prominent businessman and educator, being the founder in 1939 of the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, now a 4-year degree granting institution known as the LIM College with its presidency now in the hands of his grand-daughter, the third generation of his family to hold that position. Mr. Marcuse also wrote, Tin Pan Alley in Gaslight: A Saga of the Songs that Made the Gray Nineties Gay (1959). He was a Member of the New York City Board of Higher Education and a Trustee of City College. Scholarships at several institutions are named in his honor..

$24.44

The New York Spy

By Rinzler, Alan. Editor

New York: David White Company, 1967. Book. Illus. by Kaffe Fassett. Very Good. Hardcover. First Printing. xiii, 440pp, drawing head-pieces, Introduction, Ambience, Sleep, East Drink; Enjoying the Sights, Shopping, Mostly for Entertainment, Subcultures, Glossary of Terms, About the Contributors, Index. 8vo/22cm. Decorated red cloth, very light wear, in slightly rubbed and spine sunned dj, previous owner name on ffep, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. An anthology on the famous city with some outstanding names among the twenty-five contributors including Henry Hope Reed, Claude Brown, Henry Geldzahler, Dan Greenburg, Leo Lerman, Julius Novick and Tom Wolfe..

$9.78

Meyer Berger's New York. With Foreword By Brooks Atkinson

By Berger, Meyer

New York: Random House, 1960. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Fourth Printing (1953). xviii, 336pp, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Black cloth gilt, blind stamped 'About New York' column on front board, price-clipped lightly edgeworn dj, previous owner inscription, otherwise internally fine. Fine/VG-. A selection of Meyer Berger's eminently humane stories that appeared in his New York Times column, About New York, between 1953 and 1959, the year of his death. Said to have been one of the ten best American journalists of the twentieth century, Berger was born on the Lower East Side in 1898 and came up the hard way. His column about interesting people and little known corners of New York ran from 1939 to 1959 and was much loved. He won the Pulitzer Prize for one of his stories and the Columbia University School of Journalism still awards the Meyer Berger Prize each year to the city journalist who most exemplifies Berger's spirit of integrity, curiosity and loyalty to truth..

$24.44

Official Directory of the City of New York 1976 Bicentennial Edition. Abraham D. Beame, Mayor

By The City Record

New York City: The City Record/Municipal Services Administration, 1976. Book. Fine. Soft cover. [44], xi, 422, [63]pp, Map of New York City--1776, General Index with major phone numbers, Special Section: The Official Directory of the City of New York 1775-1776, Chronology of Important New York City Dates, New York City Government Elected Officials and Agencies, County Offices within the City, Courts--State, City, Federal, New York State Government, United States Government, International Organizations, Licenses/Permits/Certificates--where to apply, Factual Highlights of New York City, Index of Names. 12mo/16 x 8.5cm. Shiny green softcover gilt, very light wear, internally fine. NF...

$24.44

Official Directory of the City of New York 1978. Edward I. Koch, Mayor

By The City Record

New York City: City Publishing Center, 1978. Book. Fine. Soft cover. [38], xv, 414, [54]pp, General Index and phone numbers, Factual Highlights of City, New York City Government Agencies and Officials, County Offices within the City, Courts--State, City, Federal, New York State Government, United States Government, International Organizations, Licenses/Permits/Certificates--where to apply, Index of Names. 12mo/16 x 8.5cm. Shiny green softcover gilt, very light wear, previous owner surname on ffep, otherwise internally fine. VG...

$10.75

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