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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Office of Lower Manhattan Development
To Preserve a Heritage: The Restoration and Utilization of Historic Sites in Lower Manhattan
NY: Mayor's Office of Lower Manhattan Development, 1975

Oblong quarto. 78 pp; b/w photographs & plans throughout. Illustrated stapled wraps. VG, light edgewear, back cover lightly soiled. This book details fourteen proposals for historic sites in lower Manhattan - Battery Park, Castle Clinton, Battery Maritime Building, the Custom House, Bowling Green, Fraunces Tavern Block, Fraunces Tavern, Hanover Square, Legion Square, South St. Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, Civic Center, Firehouse, 87 Lafayette, and Chinatown, illustrated with many photos & plans.
Inventory number #012923



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Rosen, Laura
TOP OF THE CITY: New York's Hidden Rooftop World
NY: Thames and Hudson, 1982

Quarto. 167 pp; fully illustrated with 27 color & 141 b/w photographs. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean copy with no markings, minimal shelf wear to covers.
Inventory number #012707



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$750.00

Albro, Lewis Colt & Harrie T Lindeberg
DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE
NY: Lewis Colt Albro & Harrie T. Lindeberg, 1912

First edition. Quarto. Unpaged [186] pp; 85 plates of b/w photographs, descriptive letterpress on verso of each plate for plate following. Rebound in green cloth retaining original gilt-stamped front panel, top edge gilt. A good+ copy; 4 signatures misaligned, binding is tight; small loss of image on one plate due to facing page sticking, light foxing on first blank & half title page. The 7-pp introduction describes the firm and its work, followed by photographs of country houses and city houses built in and around New York City in the previous five years. Book published for private distribution. Scarce.
Inventory number #012703



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Near Fine


Price:
$25.00

Yalom, Marilyn. Photos by Reid S. Yalom
THE AMERICAN RESTING PLACE: 400 Years of History Through Our Cemeteries and Burial Grounds
NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2008

First printing. Octavo. xv, 336 pp; 64 b/w photographic plates; extensive bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine; no ownership marks; unclipped jacket has minor creasing to front flap, else no wear. A fascinating history of America as seen through its gravestones, graveyards, and burial practices. The author and photographer visited hundreds of cemeteries, following a coast-to-coast trajectory that mirrors the historical pattern of American migration.
Inventory number #012640



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$45.00

Fisher, Irving R.
SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS IN LEATHER: A Brief History of the House of Nath'l Fisher & Co. 1838-1913
NY: Privately Printed, 1913

#62/300 copies. Octavo. 24 pp; b/w illustrations, including fold-out plate showing panoramic view of Broadway from Barclay St to Worth St, ca. 1850. Brown paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped title on cover. VG, small loss to spine ends, light wear to corners. "Of this book three hundred numbered copies were printed and bound for Irving R. Fisher and Nath'l C. Fisher, in December, 1913, for presentation to their friends." [from copyright page]. Nathaniel Fisher began his career in the wholesale shoe business in 1838 with Lewis S. Bouton, located at 252 Pearl St. The firm name changed to Nath'l Fisher & Co. in 1869, located at 25 Park Row, moving to 146 Duane St in 1893.
Inventory number #012600



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$75.00

Fischler, Stan
THE SUBWAY AND THE CITY: Celebrating a Century
NY: Frank Merriwell, 2004

Quarto. 547 pp; over 375 sepia photographs; bibliography; index. Gilt-lettered cloth with dustjacket. A fine, as new copy. This all-encompassing book traces the development of the subway and its effect on New York City by presenting factual information as well as personal accounts and reminiscences, accompanied by hundreds of photographs.
Inventory number #012310



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: New


Price:
$29.95

Morrone, Francis & Matthew A. Postal
The Municipal Art Society of New York City: 10 Architectural Walks in Manhattan
NY: Norton, 2009

First edition. Octavo. 304 pp; color photographs & route maps throughout; bibliography; index. Paperback. A fine, unused copy. The Municipal Art Society of New York has offered Manhattan walking tours for over 50 years. This illustrated guidebook takes visitors to the great buildings, spaces, and neighborhoods of Manhattan. Highlights include downtown New York; Madison Square; the High Line; Art Deco structures in Midtown; Grand Central Terminal; Central Park, and others.
Inventory number #012273



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$60.00

Pennoyer, Peter & Anne Walker
THE ARCHITECTURE OF WARREN & WETMORE
NY: W. W. Norton, 2006

First edition. Quarto. 256 pp; 40 color & 300 duotone photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. A new, unused copy. At the turn of the 20th century, Beaux-Arts-trained Whitney Warren and lawyer Charles D. Wetmore put their stamp on New York City with Grand Central Terminal. Their mansions, clubs, hotels, apartment houses, and office buildings were powerful emblems of the era.
Inventory number #012172



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$95.00

Badger, Daniel D. & James Bogardus
THE ORIGINS OF CAST IRON ARCHITECTURE IN AMERICA
NY: Da Capo Press, 1970

Folio. Unpaginated. Fully illustrated with b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, former owner name on front free endpaper, else a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket shiny & bright with only minor edgewear. A reprint of two publications by the principal figures in the cast-iron building industry in America - Daniel D. Badger, and James Bogardus.
Inventory number #012125



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Wolfe, Tom, Walter Kerr, Judith Crist et al
New York Herald Tribune Presents New York, New York
NY: Dial Press, 1964

First printing. Octavo. 190 pp. Blue cloth with silver lettering on cover & spine, no jacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, light wear to joints at top & bottom of spine. A collection of essays about New York City in the 1960's.
Inventory number #011507



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Heckscher, August
ALIVE IN THE CITY: Memoir of an Ex-Commissioner
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974

First edition. Octavo. 294 pp; b/w photographs; index; map endpapers. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, clean, unmarked copy, thin strip at top & bottom edge sunned; price-clipped jacket spine sunned from green to blue.
Inventory number #011506



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Strunsky, Simeon
NO MEAN CITY
NY: E.P. Dutton, 1944

First edition. Octavo. 285 pp. Original blue cloth, no jacket. VG, former owner name on front free endpaper, spine lightly faded, front pastedown tanned. Simeon Strunsky (1879-1948), a Russian-born essayist, was on the staff of the New York Evening Post and then the New York Times. His most notable contributions to the Times were his editorial-page essays titled "Topics of the Times." His columns also appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Bookman, Collier's, and Harper's Weekly.
Inventory number #011505



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Baral, Robert
TURN WEST ON 23RD: A Toast to New York's Old Chelsea
NY: Fleet Publishing, 1965

First edition. Octavo. 128 pp; b/w photographs & illustrations by Ron Chereskin. Cloth, no jacket. VG, old price in red pencil on front free endpaper, else an unmarked copy; spine gilt dull, top
Inventory number #011504



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Lindsay, John V.
THE CITY
NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 1970

First printing. Octavo. 240 pp. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, clean, unmarked copy, rear free endpaper toned; unclipped jacket has minor edgewear, white spine lightly soiled.
Inventory number #011503



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Miller, Kenneth D. & Ethel Prince Miller
THE PEOPLE ARE THE CITY: 150 Years of Social and Religious Concern in New York City.
NY: Macmillan, 1962

octavo. 258 pp; b/w photographs; appendix; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket edges lightly chipped. History of the New York City Mission Society.
Inventory number #011502



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$40.00

Dutch Treat Club
In Praise of Working Women: Florens Numquam Deflorata
NY: Dutch Treat Club, 1989

Small octavo. 79 pp; well illustrated. Tan cloth with gilt lettering on cover & spine. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, front cover has short black mark, else vg.
Inventory number #011493



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Fowler, Gene
BEAU JAMES
NY: Viking Press, 1949

Octavo. x, 389 pp, illustrated with 16 pp of b/w photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near fine/VG; jacket has small chip to top of front panel and near the heel and a couple of small closed tears and light edgewear. The chronicle of James J. Walker, New York City's 100th mayor, known to millions as "Jimmy".
Inventory number #011315



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

[1939 World's Fair] Flannagan, Roy C.
THE STORY OF LUCKY STRIKE
Richmond, VA: Richmond News Leader, 1938

New York World's Fair Edition. Small octavo. 94 pp; sepia photographs. Light brown-paper covered boards with blind stamp of 1939 NY World's Fair logo & off-white paper label on cover with title & author. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. The history of the tobacco industry. This book was sold at the Lucky Strike Building at the 1939 World's Fair.
Inventory number #010817



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$30.00

Title Guarantee & Trust Company
Early Days of the Island of Manhattan and its Environs 1626-1776
NY: Title Guarantee & Trust Company, n.d.

(ca 1927). Oblong octavo. 74 pp; illustrated with halftones of paintings by John Ward Dunsmore, and Edward Henry. Illustrated card covers. Near Fine with very light bumps to corners of oversized covers.
Inventory number #010799



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Gilder, Rodman
STATUE OF LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD
NY: The New York Trust Company, 1943

Octavo. 40 pp; illustrated with b/w photographs in the text. Blue boards with, illustrated endpapers, gilt titles, and illustration pasted on front board. VG, small scuff to cover illustration. Published during WW II, the story of the statue and bank logo for New York Trust was issued when 'The forces of liberty are struggling once more against the forces of oppression'
Inventory number #010772