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A Fair Land to Build In: The Architecture of the Empire State
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A Fair Land to Build In: The Architecture of the Empire State

By Brendan Gill

Albany, New York: Preservation League of New York State, 1984. 1984 Stated First Edition. FINE large-format softcover. A fresh, unmarked and firnly bound copy. No tears, chips, creasing, soiling or toning to pages or to cover. Dozens of black and white photos of historic and architecturally notable buildings throughout New York state reveal the "exceptional profusion of building styles" that developed in the state over three centuries. Text by Brendan Gill. All photos are captioned. 8-1/2 x 10-1/4". iv + 60 pages. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Fine.

$14.20

Old New York in Early Photographs. 196 Prints, 1853-1904.
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Old New York in Early Photographs. 196 Prints, 1853-1904.

By Black, Mary

Dover Publications, Inc. 1973 Edition. NEAR FINE large-format paperback. A clean, unmarked and sturdily bound copy. Pages crisp and fine. Thick, glossy paper cover is lightly edge rubbed but otherwisve very good - no soiling, no chips or tears. Sewn binding is very strong. 196 full-page archival photographs (from the collectioin of the New York Historical Society) are beautifully printed on full coated paper. All are captioned. 9 x 12".[xvi + 238 pages, including index and 6 publisher ad pages. An exceptionally well-preserved copy of this historic book. . First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

$18.05

A Good Day at Saratoga

By Carson, Gerald

American Bar Association, 1978. 1978 Edition. FINE hardcover in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A crisp, clean, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages fine, bound in unblemished brown cloth hardcover with title gilt-stamped on spine. Binding and hinges firm and intact. Jacket is clean and complete, light rubbing to edges, with a small chip to bottom of front panel and one short closed tear. The ABA commissioned this work in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Association's founding at Saratoga Springs, New York. Noted historian Gerald Carson relates details of the 1878 founding - and reveals the reasons why, due to Saratoga Springs unique place in America, the ABA chose it as its meeting place. Illustrated with 11 full-page black & white archival photos and reproductions. 8-1/4 x 7-1/2" (oblong). [xii] + 59 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

$13.30

Out of Fire & Valor: The War Memorials of New York
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Out of Fire & Valor: The War Memorials of New York

By Snyder, Cal

Piermont, NH: Bunker Hill Publishing Inc, 2005. 2005 First Edition, First Printing. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. Includes 2-page typed letter from the author (and signed by author) to Brian Lehrer in New York (likely the public radio talk radio host). This is a fresh, fresh, unmarked copy (Snyder says in his letter that he marked a few passages of special interest; they must have been removable markers). The book is tightly bound in hardcover of glossy printed paper over boards, graphics matching the jacket. Jacket is clean and complete, slightly shelf rubbed but no soiling, scuffs, tears, chips or creases. Binding and hinges tight and straight. From humble plaques to grand sculptures, New York City's monuments pay tribute to the sacrifices made by brave fighting regiments and individuals. Snyder captures their eloquent message in this beautifully produced volume, replete with color photographs. 7-1/4 x 11-1/4". 240 pages, including detailed index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$18.95

The Forests and Wetlands of New York City
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The Forests and Wetlands of New York City

By Barlow, Elizabeth; Dubos, Rene (Foreword)

Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1971. 1971 Stated First Edition. VERY GOOD in GOOD price-intact dust jacket. Owner name and dates neatly penned on half-title page. no other markings. Pages crisp and clean. Bound in gray hardcover, gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners lightly bumped, cover otherwise fine. Binding and hinges tight and firm. Unclipped jacket is moderately worn with shallow edge chips and short tears; rear panel scuffed and soiled. Jacket is in a clear protector. Illustrated with black and white photos, reproductions and maps. Endpapers printed with map of entire NYC wetland area. 7 x 10". xxiv +160 pages.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Small 4to.

$18.95

The Hudson River: From Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan
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The Hudson River: From Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan

By Davidson, Joan K. (Intro.); Adams, Arthur G. (Afterword)

New York: The Monacelli Press, 2006. 2006 Trade Edition, printing unstated. (The books was first published in a limited edition in 1996.) NEAR FINE in FINE dust jacket. A fresh, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages pristine. Black hardcover, title stamped in white on spine and blind-stamped on front, has tiny rubs to spine ends and corner tips but is otherwise fine. Binding and hinges firm and straight. Jacket is clean and colorful, no tears, chips or creases. Price was not printed and flaps aren't clipped. Striking color photographs capture the varied beauties of New York State's majestic river. Accompanying texts are by several distinguished writers, including Charles Dickens, Edna Ferber, Washington Irving, Robert Caro, Benson John Lossing, Christopher Morley and Charles Lindbergh. 9 x 7" (oblong). 248 pages. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Illus. by Rajs, Jake (Photographer).

$22.80

Hauntings of the Hudson Valley: An Investigative Journey
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Hauntings of the Hudson Valley: An Investigative Journey

By Dacquino, Vincent T.

Charleston, SC: Haunted America/The History Press, 2007. SIGNED 2007 First Edition. NEAR FINE soft cover, signed by the author, in black ink, on top of the half-title page. A fresh, clean and tightly bound, otherwise unmarked copy. Very slight shelf-rub to cover edges, all else fine. Binding tight, no creasing to cover spine. A fascinating, and seriously researched of 4 documented hauntings in New York's Hudson River Valley region, illustrated with black & white photos and reproductions. 6 x 9-1/4". 128 pages. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$8.08

Lawyers' Club; New York. November 1912
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Lawyers' Club; New York. November 1912

By N/A

New York, 1912. A VERY GOOD copy of Scarce 1912 Lawyers' Club of New York City "handbook" including By-Laws, House Rules, a listing of Resident Members and of the Officers, Governing Committee and the House Committee. There are also 3 black & white illustrations, showing the United States Realty Building, the club fireplace in the smoking room and the main dining room. There is an "Apology" at the beginning of the book for possible errors. The Club records were destroyed in the Equitable Building Fire in early 1912. VERY GOOD. Deaccessioned from the Museum of the City of New York, the book has a small library stamp and a number on front pasted endpaper and the "removed from library" stamp and a small number on rear pasted endpaper. There some small numbers written on the colophon page - pages are otherwise clean and fine. Bound in dark green cloth hardcover with title gilt-stamped on front and spine. Moderate wear to spine ends, gilt on spine dulled, and there is a small library sticker on the spine. Binding and hinges firm and straight. 4-1/4 x 6-5/8". 61 numbered pages.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Not Issued.

$26.60

Wills of Early New York Jews (1704-1799)
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Wills of Early New York Jews (1704-1799)

By Hershkowitz, Leo; Meyer, Isidore S. (Foreword)

New York: American Jewish Historical Society, 1967. 1967 First Edition, 1967 printed on title page. NEAR FINE. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages fresh and clean; small wave to paper on title page, else fine. Bound in dark blue cloth hardcover, title gilt-stamped on front cover and spine. Cover is fine and unworn. Binding had hinges firm and straight. No jacket issued. Forty-one wills 18th-century Jews proved in New York, expertly presented by Dr. Leo Hershkowitz. Foreword is by Isidore S. Meyer. Several black & white photos of portions of the original documents are included as well as photos of seals and signatures. There is also a Bibliography and a detailed Index. This is the 4th volume in the "Studies in American Jewish History" series. 7-1/4 x 10-1/4". xvi + 229 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Not Issued.

$18.00

The Cast Iron Eagles of Grand Central Station
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The Cast Iron Eagles of Grand Central Station

By Morrison, David D.

Plainview, NY: Cannonball Publications, 1998. 1998. NEAR FINE softcover. Clean, unmarked and securely staple-bound. No tears or chips, light creasing at staples and light edge rub to cover. Published in the 100th anniversary year of the enlargement of the original Grand Central Station - and the addition of the magnificent cast iron eagles on the terminal towers. In 1910 the terminal was demolished and the eagles mysteriously disappeared. At the time of this booklets' publication, 10 eagles had been accounted for. Author David Morrison is a railroad historian who tracked down some of the eagles. He was responsible for getting one back to Grand Central. (As of now, 2 of the eagles have returned.) Here is an accounting of the eagles' whereabouts as of 1998 - generously illustrated with both color and black & white photos. 8-1/2 x 11". 32 pages. Softcover. Near Fine.

$39.90

Robert Fulton and the "Clermont"
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Robert Fulton and the "Clermont"

By Sutcliffe, Alice Crary

New York: The Century Co., 1909. 1909 Century Co. Special LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies printed September 1909 by the De Vinne Press, of which this copy is hand-numbered #18. NEAR FINE. Clean, bright copy with no markings at all. Frontispiece tissue-protector toned which has in turn toned the title page,Pages otherwise near fine.Top page edge gilt, front edge rough cut. Blue cloth hardcover with paper title label pasted on spine is clean and fresh. Light wear to corner tips and spine ends, paper label slightly toned. Binding firm, hinges intact, spine and boards straight. 30 Illustration plates (in 29 pages) including fold-out facsimile The Steam-Boat regulations for the public. 5-1/2 x 8"; xv + 367 text pages plus plates.. First Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo.

$80.75

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

New York in the Thirties as Photographed By Berenice Abbott
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New York in the Thirties as Photographed By Berenice Abbott

By Elizabeth McCausland

New York: Dover Publications, 1973. 1973 Dover reissue of the original 1939 E.P. Dutton edition (titled "Changing New York"). VERY GOOD soft cover, a clean, unmarked and well-bound copy. Light toning to top page edges, pages otherwise fine. Bound in stiff pictorial paper cover with glossy lamination. Toning along top margins, slight edge rub; no tears, creases or chips. Binding in Dover's sturdy sewn signatures - intact and firm. 97 photos by Berenice Abbott capture New York City as skyscrapers began dominating the streets and skyline. A reminder as another burst of more and taller construction that New York City has never stopped changing. 11-3/8 x 10" (oblong).. First Edition Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Abbott, Berenice (Photographer).

$17.58

The Greene County Catskills: A History
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The Greene County Catskills: A History

By Horne, Field

Hensonville, New York: Black Dome Press, 1994. 1994 Stated First Edition. FINE in NEAR FINE price-intact dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages fine. Green cloth hardcover, title gilt-stamped on spine is in new condition. Binding and hinges firm and straight. Unclipped pictorial jacket is clean and bright; slight rubbing to surface but no scuffs, tears, chips or creases. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. An in-depth history of New York State's Greene County, generously illustrated with archival black & white photographs, drawings and maps. Introduction by Governor Mario M. Cuomo. xviii + 236 pages (including index and 2-page publisher ad). First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$45.60

At Sea in the City: New York from the Water's Edge
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At Sea in the City: New York from the Water's Edge

By Kornblum, William; Hamill. Pete (Foreword)

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2002. 2002 Stated First Edition and full printing number line. FINE in FINE price intact dust jacket. A fresh, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages, hardcover and dust jacket pristine. Binding tight and straight. Kornblum, a native New Yorker, urban sociologist, and a sailor who has spent decades plying New York City's waterways in his ancient catboat "Tradition," reveals how the history of the city has been shaped by the water. Each chapter opening is printed with a map of the area to be discussed. 4-page Bibliography included. 5-1/4 x 8-1/8." xvii + 232 Pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$9.45

Frederick Law Olmsted's New York
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Frederick Law Olmsted's New York

By Barlow, Elizabeth

New York: Praeger Publishers, 1972. 1972 Edition, printing unstated. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A thorough, entertaining and generously illustrated history with black & white drawings, plans and photos. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages (including 3 fold-outs) are crisp and fine, bound in fine light tan cloth hardcover, titled in brown on spine. Slight wobble to front hinge, but hinge is intact and book is solid. Color jacket is clean and bright. Front flap price-clipped and the film lamination has several horizontal creases, probably mis-glued by the printer. 10 x 7-5/8" (oblong). 174 pages, including Index. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Small 4to.

$18.95

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

Centuries of Childhood in New York: A Celebration on the Occasion of  The 275th Anniversary of Trinity School
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Centuries of Childhood in New York: A Celebration on the Occasion of The 275th Anniversary of Trinity School

By Lester, Robin; Bell, James B.; Herland, George; Zonana, Mary Linda

New York: The New-York Historical Society & Trinity School, 1984. 1984 NEAR FINE softcover of the catalog published for the 1985 exhibtion. A crisp, clean, unmarked copy. Slight rubbing to cover, otherwise fine. Essays and artwork cover the history of childhood life in New York City - from the colonial period of the early 18th century to the mid-twentieth century. Illustrated througout with black & white reproductions as well as 8 color plates. 8-1/2 x 11". 48 pages. First Edition Paperback. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$13.30

Lost Broadway Theatres: Updated and Expanded Edition
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Lost Broadway Theatres: Updated and Expanded Edition

By Nicholas van Hoogstraten

New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1997. First 1997 printing of the revised, expanded edition. VERY GOOD+. A crisp, clean, unmarked copy. Pages fine, firmly bound in colorful pictorial soft cover. Cover slightly edge worn with tiny closed tear and shallow crease to rear thumb edge, lamination rubbed at upper right corner of rear cover - otherwise fine. Binding is tight and intact - no creasing to cover spine. The history of nearly 60 Broadway theaters illustrated with over 300 black & white photographs, drawings and plans. 8-7/8 x 11-3/4". 288 pages. A heavy book, over 3 lbs. that may require additional postage for Priority or overseas mailing.. Revised and Expanded Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+.

$33.25

Lillian Wald: Neighbor and Crusader
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Lillian Wald: Neighbor and Crusader

By Duffus, R. L.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1938. September 1938, stated First Edition, INSCRIBED by Lillian Wald. GOOD+. A clean, securely bound copy - internally very good, hardcover gently worn. No dust jacket. The only marking is the inscription on the front free endpaper, written in black fountain pen, "Stella Koenig / Crusader & fellow worker / Faithfully hers / Lillian D. Wald / Oct. 1938." Text and 14 illustration pages are clean and complete. Light blue cloth hardcover is gilt-titled on spine and front, though the spine gilt has faded. Cloth along and spine and edges moderately toned; spine ends and corner tips rubbed, with some fraying to cloth. Front endpaper is toned along hinge; binding and hinges are firm, intact and straight. Lillian Wald (1867-1940) was a prominent social reformer - the founder of the Henry Street Settlement in New York City. 5-3/4 x 8-1/2". xvi + 371 pages (including index) + 14 pages of black & white photos.. Signed by Subject. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket.

$90.25

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