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Land Book of the Borough of Bronx New York City. Sections 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13. Desk & Library Edition.
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Land Book of the Borough of Bronx New York City. Sections 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13. Desk & Library Edition.

By N/A

New York: G. W Bromley & Co., 1928. 1928 Edition (original, not a facsimile). VERY GOOD. A clean, unmarked copy. Light marginal toning to pages, otherwise pages are near fine. Bound in brown cloth hardcover with titles stamped in red on front cover. Cover is worn with most of spine cloth missing or detaching, front and rear boards clean, moderately rubbed. Binding is intact but tender. The 4-page Street Index is loose but present. (It appears to have been intentionally removed from the binding, but is laid into the book, those pages edgeworn.) Book block is otherwise intact. Interior hinges are lined with reinforcing tape and hinges will probably last for some time with considerate handling. This is a large Folio, measuring 13 x 16-1/2". The book is superlatively produced with 169 full-page plates: hand-colored maps detailing streets and buildings color-keyed for type of structures (e.g. wood, brick, etc.) lot sizes and numbers, number of stories of each building…also providing names of apartment buildings and commercial properties. Parks are colored in green and water courses, reservoirs in blue. Line work shows trolley lines, water lines, sewers, fire hydrants and more. A Block Index is pasted to the inside front cover and there is also the above-mentioned 4-page Street Index. There are also 4 pages of color maps preceding the plates that provide an overview of The Bronx (from South Bronx to the Northern border with Yonkers) as well as the "key" to colors and graphic markings. Very scarce!. Hardcover. Very Good/Not Issued. Folio.

$1282.50

Land Book of the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York. Desk and Library Edition. 1925.
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Land Book of the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York. Desk and Library Edition. 1925.

By N/A

New York: G. W. Bromley & Co., 1925. 1925 edition. VERY GOOD+. Pages are near fine; lightly toned along the outside margins but otherwise clean and unmarked, the colors clear and bright. Two leaves have short closed tears at bottom edge, but otherwise pages are exceptionally fine. Black cloth hardcover, red stamped title on front, is clean, moderately rubbed along edges and hinges. Cloth is frayed at spine ends, corners and several spots on the outside edges. Binding intact though loose, the hinges wobbly. All pages are firmly held. The book should stand gentle use for some time but would benefit from a professional binding reinforcement. An extraordinarily detailed record of Manhattan in a series of 191 maps clearly showing the streets and outlines of each and every structure, every park, every railroad track including elevated railroads, water and sewer pipes and even fire hydrants, from Battery Park to 228th Street. Even more miraculously, details about the buildings are supplied through ingenious keys. Clearly noted are the number of stories, the depth of the building, presence of basements, of storefronts, and elevators. Even structure (brick, frame or iron covered) is indicated by coloring. Each of the plates has been meticulously hand-tinted in pinks, blues, yellows - and greens if a park is present. To help the user navigate the maps a 1-page Block Index (printed on the front pasted endpaper), 4-page Street Index and 5-Page Map Index (which include the "Explanations" or keys) are provided at the front of the book. The 191 plates follow. Book measures 16-3/4 x 11-3/4". An unusually well-preserved copy of this scarce, very desirable work. Additional photos available on request.. Hardcover. Very Good+/Not Issued. Folio.

$2370.25

The Northpart of America
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The Northpart of America

By Verner, Coolie; Stuart-Stubbs, Basil

Toronto: Academic Press Canada Ltd., 1979. 1979 Limited Edition, #354 0f 1500 copies, hand-numbered and SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS on limitation page. NEAR FINE in slipcase. A beautifully produced folio with facsimile atlas of maps printed from the beginning of the 16th century through the mid 19th century. 46 maps are carefully reproduced - 5 in full color - many never before published in book form. Explanatory text accompanies each map. The book is printed on Strathmore Artlaid Natural paper. A NEAR FINE hardcover: fresh, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound in a heavy cream cloth over boards, gilt decoration stamped on front board, title gilt stamped on spine. Limitation and title pages have 5" vertical crease extending from top edge. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Near Fine slipcase, of matching cloth over boards, is gilt stamped on front panel. It is intact, with no splits; there are 3 light spottings to top edge of slipcase and cloth is slightly darkened/dust soiled. Original prospectus is laid into book (it unfolds to reveal a nice color reproduction of the "Carte de Nouvelle France"). 15-7/8 x 13-3/8" (oblong); xii + 292 pages. A heavy volume (over 8 lbs / 4kilos) which will require additional postage for overseas of priority mailing.. Signed by Authors. Numbered Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Slipcase - Near Fine. Folio.

$151.05

New York: The Photo Atlas; an Aerial Tour of all Five Boroughs and More
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New York: The Photo Atlas; an Aerial Tour of all Five Boroughs and More

By Getmapping

New York: HarperResource/HarperCollins, 2004. 2004 First Edition, First Prtg. HarperResource. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE unclipped, dust jacket. An endlessly fascinating tour of New York City - all the boroughs and waterways - with 369 wonderfully detailed, large format, color aerial photographic pages, plus index. This is a near fine copy - clean with no markings at all, pages in pristine condition. Bound in black hardcover with silver lettering on spine. Cover is clean and unworn. Dust jacket, price intact on flap, is clean with slight rubbing at edges. It is in a clear protector. Binding firm, hinges intact. 10-1/2 x 14-1/2"; 369 photographic pages + index. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Folio.

$30.40