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Gramercy Park: An Illustrated History of a New York Neighborhood

By Garmey, Stephen

Balsam Press, 1984. Book. Illus. by Howard, Philip, Photog.. Near Fine. Cloth. First Edition.. 192 pp. B&w photos, charts, maps throughout. Close to new, no markings. Jacket has taped tear at foot of spine, small tear near top of spine. Detailed history of a Manhattan enclave with a private park, and the many VIPs who have resided there over the centuries (Peter Stuyvesant, Peter Cooper,Edith Wharton, Samuel J. Tilden, et a.) Plus a chapter on its modern history. Size: 4to -- 11.25 in High.

$19.00

MAKING THE MUMMIES DANCE: INSIDE THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

By Hoving, Thomas

Simon & Schuster, 1993. Book. Near Fine. Cloth and Boards. 1st Edition Stated.. 447 pp, 16 pp B&W glossy photos. Tiny tear in photo section at bottom of joint. Else nearly new. No markings in text. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall.

$8.55

Zeitoun
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Zeitoun

By Eggers, Dave

NY: Vintage (Random House), 2009. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 12th Printing.. 335 pp. Light wear, thumbed. No markings. Spine uncreased. Powerful account of an Arab-American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina struggling with the disaster-relief bureaucracy in New Orleans. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall.

$7.60

The South Side: The Racial Transformation of an American Neighborhood (Glas, 21)
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The South Side: The Racial Transformation of an American Neighborhood (Glas, 21)

By Louis Rosen

Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1999. Book. Very Good. Trade Papeback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 186 pp. Cover curled, thumbed. Text clean. Spine uncreased. Part memoir, part oral history, Rosen traces how his South Side neighborhood in Chicago changed rapidly in the 1960s from mostly Jewish to mostly African American. This study deserves new attention at the neighborhood prepares to receive the $1 billion Barack Obama Library and Cultural Center. Size: 8vo --8.5 In. Tall.

$5.23

The House on Mango Street
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The House on Mango Street

By Sandra Cisneros

NY: Vintage, 1991. Book. Good. Trade Paperback. 64th Printing.. 110 pp. Moderate wear, some rubbing to spine edge.Previous owner's name in ink on preliminary page. No markings in text. A few corner creases. Binding sturdy. A series of 4 vignettes about a young Latina girl growing up in poverty in Chicago. A modern classic of the coming-of-age genre, studied in many schools and colleges. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$2.85

Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town
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Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town

By Rudacille, Deborah

NY: Pantheon (Random House), 2010. Book. Good +. Cloth & Boards. First Edition Stated.. 290 PP. index, extensive reference notes. Although a library copy, this book has minimal wear and no markings except library discard stamps. Mylar protector. Jacket has historical photos of steel workers. The author, a science writer who grew up near the Sparrows Point steel mill, combines personal narrative and sociological research to document how a mill town once prospered and then declined. Size: 8vo-- 9.5 In Tall.

$4.75

O Albany!
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O Albany!

By Kennedy, William

NY: Penguin Books, 1985. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. Reprint.. 402 pp. on heavy stock, 50 historical photos, 11 maps, index. Previous owner's name in ink on front endpaper. No other markings. Spine uncreased. This paperback edition has a collage of drawings drawn from Kennedy's Albany cycle novels, and Albany landmarks, including a trolley car, the Kenmore Hotel and City Hall. Kennedy, author of Ironweed, Legs and other novels set in Albany, gives a colorful, humorous account of his hometown, and its long history of machine politics, with special attention to his Irish neighborhood of North Albany. Subtitled: Improbably city of political wizards, fearless ethnics, spectacular aristocrats, splendid nobodies and underrated scoundrels..

$3.80

Spring 2011 Issue -- Syracuse, New York Cover Story

By Maxwell Perspective

Syracuse N.Y.: Maxwell School of Syracuse University, 2011. Ephemera. Very Good +. Magazine. Spring 2011.. Lightly read, very clean, no creases or markings. Half-inch closed tear in front cover. 36 pp., including a 14-pp package of articles about Syracuse, New York, and its effort to adapt to changing demographics and maintain services with reduced revenues. "A case study in the triumphs and travails of the mid-sized American city." The Maxell School, a leading graduate school of public administration, has served as a spawning ground for new concepts in municipal government, often using Syracuse as a laboratory. The package was reported and written by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers with contributions from Renee Gearhart Levy, Dana Cooke, Emily Kaufman and Sabith Kahn. Many of the sources quoted in the articles are Maxwell alumni who stayed on in Syracuse after completing their degrees. Size: 4to-- 11 In Tall By 8.5 In Wide.

$5.70

Daytona Beach Community College: Fifty Years of Shaping Our Community

By Carroll, Charles "Chip"

Virginia Beach, Va.: Donning Co., 2007. Book. Fine. Glossy Boards. First Edition.. 128 pp. Numerous b&w photos and a few in color. Virtually new, no markings or edge wear. A history of Daytona's public college, now known as Daytona State College. The narrative starts with the 1929 opening of The Opportunity School, providing business and vocational classes. Later, after the US Army closed a rehab center after World War 2, the government gave its property for use as a community college campus, northwest of the Daytona Beach Airport. This book primarily is a log of the college's physical expansion up through the administration of Kent Sharples (later forced to resign after an abortive effort to add dormitories.) The political infighting over the years is glossed over. Size: 4to -- 11.5 In Tall.

$7.13

City on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami
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City on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami

By Portes, Alejandro; Stepick, Alex

Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1994. Book. Good +. Trade Papeback. 3rd Printing.. 281 pp. Notes, underlining and highlighting on about 20 pages. Binding firm. Sociologist from Johns Hopkins and Florida Internatiional universities team uip to examine Miami in the 1970s and 80s as it experienced waves of immigrants from Cuba, Haiti Nicaragua, and other Latin nations. Rich detail on how the immigrants gained an economic foothold and came to dominate Miami politics. The authors compare Miami's immigrant experience with ethnic histories of other cities, such as Boston, New Haven and Chicago. Size: 8bo - 9 in Tsll.

$3.80

Williamsburg Reproductions: Interior Designs for Today's Living

By Craft House

Williamsburg Va.: Craft House/Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1971. Book. Very Good +. Stiff Wraps. Later Printing.. 201 pp on heavy stock. Many color photos and b&w drawings. Chocolate brown stiff wraps, with Williamsburg manufacturing mark embossed on front cover. Very lightly read, light thumbing. Text clean. More than just a catalog, this is a useful reference book for identifying various furrniture styles and decorative motifs. Introduction gives the background of the Williamsburg restoration project, and a brief overview of the town's coloial history, including its role as capital of colonial Virginia for 80 years. Size: 4to -- 11 in Tall.

$7.60

A Natural History of New York City

By Kieran, John

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1959. Book. Illus. by Kane, Henry Bugbee. Very Good. Cloth. First Printing.. 428 pp. No jacket. Blue green cloth, faded and soiled on spine but title still legible. Text clean. preliminary pages have a few pencil notes praising the book, plus a common pin holding a note to the half title page, warning "Do not lend this book." The author subtitles the book a "personal report after fifty years of study and enjoyment of wildlife within the boundaries of Greater New York." A comprehensive survey of the NY environment as it existed in the 1950s, told mostly in the first person. Details about various species, waterways, flowers, trees, insects, etc., with introductory chapters on history, geography and climate. Very readable. Maps of the boroughs on the endpapers. Binding firm, text still bright. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.

$7.13

My Story

By Johnson, Tom L.

NY: B.W. Huebsch, 1915. Book. Very Good. Cloth. Memorial Edition, 3rd Printing.. 326 pp., with several b&w photos of Johnson, and frontispiece with tissue guard intact. Inside front cover stamped "No. 704 of a memorial edition of 1,000 copies." Light soil on edges and light bumping of spine. Endpaper joints mostly split but binding still firm. Light scuff marks on rear cover. Text clean and fairly bright except for toning of preliminary pages. No markings. Edited by Elizabeth J. Hauser. Johnson, a reform mayor in Cleveland circa 1910, recounts his political career and philosophy. Influenced by Henry George, he was a proponent of municipal utilties. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall.

$20.90

The Making of a Wonderful Life: A History of Bentley Village

By Roby, Frank H.

Naples, Florida: Bentley Village, 2000. Book. Fine. Leather. First Edition.. 83 pp. on coated stock. Virtually new, no markings. Colored endpapers. Gilt titling. Detailed history of the founding and development of a continuing care resort village in Naples, Fl., including changes in ownership and management. Published as a souvenir of the village's 15th anniversary. Includes color map showing layout of the community. Size: 12mo -- 7.25 in Tall By 9.25 in Wide.

$8.08

The History of Maidstone : The Making of a Modern County Town
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The History of Maidstone : The Making of a Modern County Town

By Clark, Peter, and Murfin, Lyn

Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1995. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition.. 261 pp.on coated stock. Close to new, previous owner's bookplate on inside cover. No markings in text. Several statistical tables on the Maidstone economy, many b&w historical photos. A comprehensive history of Maidstone and its industrial economy from pre-Roman times through post WW2, with emphasis on Victorian industrial expansion. Commissioned by the Maidstone Borough Council. Size: 8v0 -- 9.5 In. Tall.

$11.40

Savannah's Ghosts

By Cobb, Al

Savannah, Georgia: Whitaker Street Books, 2001. Book. Fine. Trade Paperback. First Edition.. 105 pp. Virtually new. Spine uncreased. Humorously signed, "Boo! Sandra Mudge" (Her gravestone is depicted on the front cover.) An informal collection of anecdotes about paranormal investigations and occurrences in Savannah, Georgia. The author is active in a paranormal research group called The Searchers. Size: 8vo-- 9 in Tall.

$7.13

The Whispering Bluff: A Poetic History of Quincy, Illinois

By Talken, Mary

Quincy, Illinois, 1958. Book. Illus. by Talken, Mary. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. First Edition. 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall. Nearly new, slight one-inch scuff mark on rear cover, light corner wear. Text clean, spine uncreased. A collection of poems celebrating historical events, landmarks and personages of Quincy. Includes many b&w historical photos of landmarks, trains, etc. Printed at PAM Printers, Quincy Ill..

$6.65

Akron Churches: Early Architecture
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Akron Churches: Early Architecture

By Mavromatis, Kally

Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2008. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. First Edition.. 127 pp. Front cover curled but still almost new, spine uncreased. Text clean. B& W historical photos on every page. A photographic survey of Akron's church architecture, showing both exterior and interior views, and a few details. A few other buildings, such as schools and parsonages, also are included. Detailed captions throughout. Introduction tells how construction of the Ohio and Erie Canal gave Akron the prosperity that supported the construction of sanctuaries. Size: 8vo --9.25 in Tall.

$9.98

Dust in Motion: A Tour of San Francisco

By Dust (Stroud, Welvin)

Berkeley, Calif.: Fernwell & Associates, 1991. Book. Fine. Trade Paperback. Inscribed by Author(s). 3rd Printing.. 97 pp. in stiff wraps with color photo of author and tour bus on front; aerial view of San Francisco Bay on foldout rear cover. Inscribed by author on title page, dated 1994. A whimsical, humorous script for a guided tour of San Francisco by "Dust," a longtime Gray Lines tour bus driver. A few of his snatches of poetry are interspersed throughout the text, plus some poems by Robert Frost and Langston Hughes. A few b&w photos of Dust's passengers are included. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall By 5.25 in Wide.

$6.65

Among the Cities

By Morris, Jan

NY: Oxford Univ, 1985. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. 1st American Edition. 8vo -- 8.5 In. 410 pp. Still tight and fresh, light rubbing on edges, no markings. A sprightly travelogue that hopscotches through 30+ cities, mostly outside the U.S., plus a few rural places. Among the places that capture Morris' eye: Kyoto, Los Angeles, Delhi, Sydney, Alexandria, Darjeeling, Chicago, Moscow, Toronto, Helsinki, Lima, Beirut, Dublin, Houston, Singapore, Warsaw and Vienna..

$4.75

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