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


Price:
$15.00

Reed, Henry Hope & Sophia Duckworth
CENTRAL PARK: A History and a Guide
NY: Clarkson N. Potter, 1972

Rev. ed. Octavo. xv, 165 pp; illustrated with photographs, engravings and maps. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG. Charming book of New York City's Central Park contains a history of the park as well as two extensive walking tours--one of the southern section, and one of the northern section, along with several appendices, one of which gives the approximate dates of leafing, budding, blossoming and fruiting of the plants.
Inventory number #013524



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Fifth Avenue Association
Fifty years on Fifth, 1907-1957
NY: Fifth Avenue Association, 1957

First edition. Quarto. vii, 162 pp; illustrated with b/w photographs; bibliography; index; section of ads. Paper-covered boards, illustrated endpapers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers show light wear to extremities. Celebrating fifty years of the Fifth Avenue Association, the book is divided into three sections - History of Fifth, Fabulous Fifth, and Vistas from Fifth. It includes a list of the directors of the Fifth Ave Association in 1957.
Inventory number #013511



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$100.00

Ephemera
KID GLOVES 1897
New York: P. Centemeri & Co., 1897

5.25" x 3.25". 20 pp illustrated with 3 b/w photographs. Order form & envelope laid in. Stapled wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy.
Inventory number #013396



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

Fontaine & Cie.
ALBUM DE SERRURERIE DECORATIVE
Paris: Fontaine & Cie., 1900

Not dated - preface mentions previous 1900 edition. Small folio. 54 pp text followed by hundreds of b/w plates with multiple images. Cloth-backed marbled boards, remnants of illegible paper spine label. VG, rubber stamp of Fontaine & Cie, 247 Park Ave, New York City, at the top of numerous pages. Text pages toned, coated stock of plate pages clean & unmarked, edges of boards rubbed. Name of Fontaine NYC employee written at top of second blank page with notation, "offert a Monsieur Corbett architecte."
Inventory number #013245



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$400.00

Sandler, Irving. Foreword by August Heckscher
Sculpture in Environment; [catalogue of an exhibition] Oct. 1-31, 1967
NY: New York City Administration of Recreation.and Cultural Affairs, 1967

Square octavo. [48] pp; [24] b/w photographs. Orange stapled wraps with title in white on front cover. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; a few tiny scratches beneath title on cover, gentle vertical crease to back cover. Exhibition catalog for New York City's first major outdoor group exhibition of temporary public art, entitled "Sculpture in Environment," organized by Doris Freedman, and curated by Sam Green. The show encompassed the works of 24 artists including Alexander Calder, Claes Oldenburg, and Louise Nevelson installed at 9 city park locations and 15 public or corporate buildings or plazas.
Inventory number #013236



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Freed, Alan
Alan Freed's Easter Jubilee of Stars Program
NY: , 1956

Quarto. 16 pp; full of b/w photos. Color illustrated stapled stiff card covers. VG, a clean unmarked copy, light edgewear. The show was held at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre before touring. The bands participating include The Teenagers, The Platters, The Rover Boys, Dori Anne Gray, The Willows, The Flamingo's, The Jodimars, Ruth McFadden, The Royaltones, The Cleftones, The Valentines, and Cindy and Lindy. Also Alan Freed and his Orchestra featuring Sam (The Man) Taylor and Al Sears. Alan Freed produced his first nightly "Rock 'N Roll" party in June 1951 at Cleveland's WJW radio station. He was recruited by WINS in New York City in 1954.
Inventory number #013121



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Early, Eleanor
NEW YORK HOLIDAY
NY: Rinehart & Co., 1950

First edition. Octavo. 376 pp; index. Black cloth with silver-lettered spine, no jacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; top & bottom of spine show light wear. More than a travel guide, the veteran writer gives a sense of the people and neighborhoods.
Inventory number #013104



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


Price:
$25.00

Rogers, W.G.
WISE MEN FISH HERE: The Story of Frances Steloff and the Gotham Bookmart
NY: Harcourt Brace & World, 1965

First edition. Octavo. 246 pp; 8 pp of b/w photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket with 2" edge tear at edge of backstrip, horizontal slice near bottom edge of author photo on back cover. Founded by Frances Steloff in 1920, the Gotham Book Mart on West 47th St was more than just a bookstore. It was a gathering place and a nurturing place for writers. Her parties became as legendary as her battles against censorship.
Inventory number #013103



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Walton, Frank L.
TOMAHAWKS TO TEXTILES: The Fabulous Story of Worth Street
NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1953

First edition. Octavo. xii, 177 pp plus 19 maps & b/w illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt-lettered cover & spine, lacks dustjacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; minor rubbing to spine ends & corners.
Inventory number #012964



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

NY Department of City Planning
STREET NAME INDEX: Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island
NY: New York Department of City Planning, 1972

1972-1974. Five stapled brochures with printed stiff covers. Approx. 24 pp. VG, former owner ink stamp - Harmon Goldstone - on front covers. Each index lists street names on the 35-section City map which include approved streets adopted by the Board of Alderman (to 1938), local laws of the City Council, resolutions of the Board of Estimate and tentative maps of proposed streets.
Inventory number #012924



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: 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: Soft Cover
Condition: New


Price:
$15.00

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: 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