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New York Unexpurgated
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New York Unexpurgated

By Petronius

New York: Matrix House, 1966. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. A solid copy of the 1966 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact ($4.95), VG- dustjacket, with a 2" closed tear along the spine and light creasing at the spine crown. Octavo, "An amoral guide for the jaded, tired, evil, non-conforming, corrupt, condemned and the curious....humans and otherwise....to under underground Manhattan" (from the front cover).

$50.00

Historical Sketch of the Fulton Ferry, and Its Associated Ferries
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Historical Sketch of the Fulton Ferry, and Its Associated Ferries

By A Director (Henry E. Pierrepont)

Brooklyn: Eagle Job and Book Printing Department, 1879. 1/2 leather. Very Good +. A tight, very well-preserved copy of the 1879 1st edition of this privately-printed history ("printed for the private use of the company") of the Fulton and other late 19th century New York ferries. Solid and VG+ in its rich 1/2 morocco over marbled boards. Very light wear along the tips and the outer hinges, otherwise clean as could be. Thick quarto, matching marbed edges. Tipped-in albumen photo of the statue of Robert Fulton at the frontispiece, more than a dozen engraved illustrations and maps complementing the text.

$500.00

History of Westchester County New York (in 4 Vols.)
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History of Westchester County New York (in 4 Vols.)

By Alvah P. French and Will L. Clark

New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1925. Very Good +. A solid copy of this 1925 Westchester County, NY history, complete in 4 volumes. All 4 volumes tight and VG+ (several inner hinges tender but still perfectly sturdy) in their dark-green cloth, with consistently bright gilt-lettering along the spines. Thick uniform quartos, volumes 1-2 pure text, volumes 3-4 (the "biographical" volumes) include dozens of crisp gravure photographs of a number of the leading citizens of the day.

$100.00

Report of the Board of Health of the City of Brooklyn (1875-1876)

By Henry A. La Fetra, Secretary of the Department of Health

Brooklyn, NY: The City Of Brooklyn Board of Health, 1877. Cloth. Very Good. INSCRIBED BY H.A. LA FETRA, BROOKLYN'S SECRETARY OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH AND THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR ISSUING THIS REPORT, on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the uncommon 1877 1st edition. Tight and VG+ in its dark-green cloth, with still-bright gilt-lettering along the spine. Former owner name and date (1878) on the front free endpaper --above Secretary La Fetra's inscription; otherwise, very clean, with no writing or markings to the text, although a dozen or more pages in the body of the text have had their upper tips neatly cut or dogged-eared. Large fold-out color map in the text in addition to a massive fold-out map of Brooklyn ("Plan Exhibiting the System of Sewage in the City of Brooklyn, N.Y. 1875") tucked into the rear pastedown pocket. Additionally, there are fold-out plates thru the text and a number of detailed charts. An impressive, very thorough study of public health in the city of Brooklyn in the mid 1870s.

$400.00

The Brooklyn Compendium: Compiled by the Late John Dikeman, Jr., Shwoing the Opening, Closing, and Alterations in the Lines of the Various Streets, Avenues, &c., in the City of Brooklyn, with Other Information Connected Therewith, from the Year 1819 Down, to the Date of the Close of the Compilation, Together with Important Data Relative to Grants of Land Under Water, Ferry Rights, Etc.
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The Brooklyn Compendium: Compiled by the Late John Dikeman, Jr., Shwoing the Opening, Closing, and Alterations in the Lines of the Various Streets, Avenues, &c., in the City of Brooklyn, with Other Information Connected Therewith, from the Year 1819 Down, to the Date of the Close of the Compilation, Together with Important Data Relative to Grants of Land Under Water, Ferry Rights, Etc.

By Compiled by the Late John Dikeman, Jr.

The Brooklyn Common Council, 1870. Cloth. Very Good. An uncommon piece of Brooklyn history, the original printing of this 1870 "compendium", whose intention it was to offer a "connected record of the dates of the opening and closing of the various streets and avenues of the City of Brooklyn, and the alterations made in the lines thereof, from time to time, and the authority under which the same were done, with other information of a kindred character, arranged in such a form as to be of ready and convenient reference for those in search of such knowledge". (From the Introduction). This copy has held up nicely. Solid and VG in its dark-green cloth, with decorative blindstamping at the panels and bright gilt-lettering and design along the front panel. Very light, forgivable soiling and spotting at the covers, 2 small former owner names (one at the front free endpaper, the other at the following blank endpaper). Very small losss as well at the spine crown and pencil to four early pages of the text. Octavo, charts and lists at the rear from the 1850s and 60s up thru 1870. Certainly one of the earliest attempts to make Brooklyn's municipal information accessible to a wide audience.

$1500.00

The Eagle and Brooklyn: The Record of the Progress of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Issued in Commemoration of Its Semi-Centennial and Occupancy of Its New Building; Together with the History of the City of Brooklyn From Its Settlement to the Present Time (Proof Edition)
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The Eagle and Brooklyn: The Record of the Progress of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle Issued in Commemoration of Its Semi-Centennial and Occupancy of Its New Building; Together with the History of the City of Brooklyn From Its Settlement to the Present Time (Proof Edition)

By Henry W.B. Howard, Ed

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1893. Full leather. Very Good. A handsome copy of the exhaustive 1893 1st edition, bound in its dark-brown leather, with decorative blindstamping to the panels. Light wear along the panel edges and spine crown, very light scuffing to the panels. Thick folio, all edges gilt. A tight, well-preserved, very presentable copy, with hundreds of crisp black-and-white plates thruout.

$500.00

New York Society on Parade
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New York Society on Parade

By Ralph Pulitzer

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1910. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good +. Howard Chandler Christy. A tight, well-preserved copy of the 1910 1st edition. Solid and VG+ to Near Fine (vintage bookstore stamp at the rear pastedown) in a bright, price-clipped, VG+ dustjacket, with a touch of creasing at the spine ends and very light soiling to the rear panel. 12mo, nicely illustrated thruout (including the dustjacket's front cover and the frontispiece) by Howard Chandler Christy.

$200.00

The Rat Race
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The Rat Race

By Edward Rager

New York: Vantage Press, Inc, 1952. Near Fine/Very Good. A nice Association copy: WARMLY INSCRIBED BY EDWARD RAGER TO HIS PUBLISHER on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the 1952 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with one small crease to the front panel and light soiling at the rear panel. Octavo, 288 pgs. Gritty early 50s take on the underbelly of New York politics.

$150.00

New York City. Report to the Aqueduct Commissioners , by the President, James C. Spencer, Containing Reports of the Secretary, John C. Sheenan, and of the Chief Engineer, Benjamin S. Church
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New York City. Report to the Aqueduct Commissioners , by the President, James C. Spencer, Containing Reports of the Secretary, John C. Sheenan, and of the Chief Engineer, Benjamin S. Church

By James C. Spencer

New York: City of New York Aqueduct Commission, 1887. Cloth. Very Good. A handsome, well-preserved copy of the "City of New York Aqueduct Commission Reports on the New Croton Aqueduct 1883-1887". Tight and VG in its russet cloth, with decorative blindstamping and elaborate gilt-design and lettering along the front panel and spine. Former owner name and date, light foxing at the front free endpaper. Very light wear as well to the spine ends and along the tips. Still though, solid and very presentable. Folio, dozens of impressive fold-out maps, a number of them in color or steel-engraving.

$500.00

Legal Education in Colonial New York
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Legal Education in Colonial New York

By Paul M. Hamlin

New York University (Law Quarterly Review), 1939. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good -. The 1939 1st edition. Tight and VG (with light soiling along the fore-edge) in a bright, VG- dustjacket, with light scuffing and soiling to the panels (particularly along the spine). Still though, a presentable copy. Octavo, 262 pgs.

$100.00

By the El: Third Avenue and Its El at mid-century
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By the El: Third Avenue and Its El at mid-century

By Lawrence Stelter

Flushing, NY: H&M Productions, 1995. Cloth. Fine/Fine. A pristine copy of the 1995 1st edition. Tight and Fine in its green leatherette (with inset photo to front panel). And in a bright, price-intact, Fine dustjacket. Quarto, 124 pgs.

$75.00

The Ten Million
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The Ten Million

By Mark Hellinger

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1934. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. The 1934 1st edition, IN THE UNCOMMON ART DECO-ISH DUSTJACKET. Solid and VG+ (with very light offsetting at the front free endpaper) in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with light chipping at the spine ends and along the tips. Also, mild darkening to the edges of the dustjacket flaps. Still though, a very presentable copy. Thick octavo, 364 pgs., deckled edges.

$100.00

Historic New York: The Half Moon Papers (4 Vols.)
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Historic New York: The Half Moon Papers (4 Vols.)

By Maud Wilder Goodwin, Alice Carrington Royce and Ruthg Putnam, Eds

Port Washington, Long Island: Ira J. Friedman, Inc, 1969. Cloth. Very Good +. The 4 volumes comprising "Historic New York: The Half Moon Papers". The 1969 re-issue. Each volume clean and VG+ (with tasteful former owner bookplate at the front pastedown) in its dark green cloth, with bright gilt-lettering and rule to the spine. Octavos, over 930 pgs. all told.

$75.00

Official Brooklyn Dodgers 1936 Score Card
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Official Brooklyn Dodgers 1936 Score Card

By -

New York: Harry M. Stevens, 1936. Original Wraps. Collectible; Fine. First Thus. A crisp, very sharp copy of this 1936 Brooklyn Dodgers "Official 5 Cent Score Card". Clean and Near Fine (with several small pencil marks to the line-up) in its stapled wrappers, with wonderful New York-area ads thruout. Surprisingly high-quality printing --featuring vivid color and steel engaving-- by The DeVinne Brown Corp. of New York. This particular game is against The Dodgers' bitter National League rival, the Mel Ott and Carl Hubbell-led New York Giants. (The Dodgers of course were managed at the time by the great Casey Stengel). A nice piece of baseball --and New York-- ephemera.

$500.00

New York's 100 Best Restaurants
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New York's 100 Best Restaurants

By Harry Botsford

Portland, Maine: The Bond Wheelright Company, 1955. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Very Good. Charming 1955 pocket-sized guide to New York's 100 best restaurants. Including many of the staples one would expect, such as The 21 Club, Grand Central's Oyster Bar, Luchow's, The Algonquin Hotel, El Morocco, etc. Each with a wonderful accompanying illustration by Margot Carter. Clean and Near Fine in its dark boards. And in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with a bit of rubbing at the rear panel. 16mo, 212 pgs. plus Index.

$300.00

New York's 100 Best Restaurants

By Harry Botsford

Portland, Maine: The Bond Wheelright Company, 1955. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Very Good. Charming 1955 guide to "New York's 100 Best Restaurants". Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with light rubbing at the panels. 16mo, wonderfully illustrated thruout by Margot Carter. A fun --and surprisingly uncommon-- piece of Mid-Century New Yorkiana.

$300.00

Naked City (Signed by Weegee)
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Naked City (Signed by Weegee)

By Weegee

New York: Essential Books, 1945. 1st. cloth. Good. The 1945 1st edition, SIGNED BY WEEGEE on the title page. A working copy, Good only in its light-gray cloth. Cleanly ex-libris, with a small stamp indicating such at the title page. Masking tape crudely re-inforcing the front hinge between the pastedown and front free endpaper as well. And pronounced darkening and soiling to the boards too. Still though, tight and solid, internally quite clean and of course signed by Weegee. Octavo, 245 pgs., including wonderful gravure streetscapes and portraits thruout.

$400.00

Give Beauty Back

By Francis X. Connolly

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1950. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Very Good. INSCRIBED BY FRANCIS X. CONNOLLY on the front free endpaper. A sharp copy to boot of the 1950 stated 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with a bit of rubbing at the panels and at the front flap fold. Octavo, 222 pgs., Greenwich Village locale.

$50.00

The Torists' Guide to New York (1927)

By -

New York: The Student Guide Publishing Company, 1927. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good. A crisp, well-preserved copy of this 1927 Tourists' Guide to New York. Clean and VG+ in its stapled pictorial wrappers, with light offsetting to the rear panel. 12mo, 48 pgs., nicely illustrated thruout.

$50.00

Round-About New York: 1902
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Round-About New York: 1902

By -

New York: Bloomingdale Brothers, 1902. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine. A crisp, very sharp copy of this 1902 guide to New York, issued by the Bloomingdale Brothers of the department store fame. Clean and Near Fine in its attractive decorative boards, with bright gilt-lettering at the front panel and spine. Octavo, 255 pgs., wonderful local ads thruout.

$75.00

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