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Binding: Leaf
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$250.00

Day, Joseph P.
Manhattan Beach Estates "Swept by Ocean Breezes"
NY: The Moessner Art Service, n.d.

n.d. (ca. 1916) Folded mailer. An early advertisement / prospectus for the Manhattan Beach Estates with photos and a map. VG, some splits at folds, stabilized with japan paper, and minor soiling and an edge chip or two. In great condition overall. Joseph P Day began laying out the grid and groundwork for the Manhattan Beach Estates in 1911 after the razing of the Manhattan Beach Hotel, one of two hotels in Austin Corbin's Manhattan Beach Resort. By 1916 the Oriental Hotel had followed the Manhattan into oblivion as the golden age of Coney Island came to a close. Day was a real estate auctioneer and developer who, over the course of his career, is credited with selling one third of the Bronx and one third of Queens. His goal with Manhattan Beach Estates was simple - liquidate the lots as quickly as possible. By 1918 Day held a massive final liquidation auction, to dispose of the remaining holdings of the Manhattan Beach Realty company - 400 improved lots and 5 dwellings (likely the 5 offices on the site). The map shows properties already sold along with vacant lots and already built structures, a few of which still exist today. Rare, one holding listed in OCLC - Columbia University.
Inventory number #014187



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$60.00

Trade Catalogue
Hand Power Elevators and Dumb Waiters. Catalogue L
NY: Sedgwick Machine Works, Inc., 1914

First edition. Slim octavo. 52 pp; reproduction of photo of Charles Henry Sedgwick tipped-in opposite history of company on page 2; numerous b/w illustrations; index. Printed wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers show minor edge wear, tiny black spot near bottom edge of front cover. There is a tipped-in printed slip on front free endpaper regarding ordering and fulfillment.
Inventory number #014186



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$45.00

Nancy McClelland Inc.
Re-Creating Old American Designs in Wall Paper
NY: Nancy McClelland,, Inc., 1941

First edition. Quarto. [24] pp; numerous color illustrations; 8 pp of advertisements. Illustrated stapled wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers tones, spine lightly rubbed, corners gently creased. This catalogue features 13 wallpaper designs, illustrated in color. The descriptions list source, when known, dimensions, and prices. The advertisements include V'Soske rugs, Scalamandre Silks, A.L. Diament & Co., Frischer Carpet Company, and Greff Fabrics.
Inventory number #014185



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Trade Catalogue
For Modern Homes, the Modern Sink
Kohler, WI: Kohler Co., 1926

First edition. Octavo. 23 pp; numerous b/w photographs. Illustrated stapled wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers clean with minor wear. Cover title: "Now-The Kohler electric sink will wash the dishes." Kohler introduced its electric sink in 1926. From title page, "Dedicated to women who do their own work; to women who direct the work of others; to women who do the work of others."
Inventory number #014184



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Good


Price:
$25.00

Muschenheim, William C
Hotel Astor, Times Square, New York : the culmination of years of artistic Study
NY: , 1904

Tall Octavo. n.d. (1904). 16 page parallel fold stab bound brochure; 32 of 33 color plates of rooms and scenes. Back cover and one illustration missing (half page), a color facsimile replacement is provided. Good plus. A couple chips, dent to lower corner which has caused some splitting to the center fold of all pages, Some light pen scribbles around cover title. An early brochure for the Hotel Astor in Times Square which operated from 1904 to 1967. The 35,000 square feet Hotel was built in two stages, in 1905 and 1909-1910, by the same architects in the same style. Upon completion, the structure occupied an entire city block at a reported total cost of $7 million. Architects Clinton & Russell had designed a number of Astor commissions; here they developed a very Parisian "Beaux Arts" style completed with green-copper mansard roof. Its eleven stories contained 1000 guest rooms, with two more levels underground for its extensive "backstage" functions, such as the wine cellar. The Astor was an important element in the growth of Times Square and its character as an entertainment center. In 1904, New York Times publisher Adolph S. Ochs moved his newspaper's operations to a new tower on 42nd Street in the middle of Longacre Square, and Ochs persuaded Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr. to build a subway station there and rename it Times Square. The Theater District would soon occupy magnificent new auditoriums along Forty-second Street, and electric lighting transformed this strip of Broadway into the "Great White Way".
Inventory number #014183



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Nestle's Food Company
Nestle's Mother Book About the Care and Feeding of Babies
NY: Nestle's Food Company, 1923

Twelvemo. 72 pp; illustrated in b/w. Stapled illustrated wraps. VG. minor soiling to covers. Promotional piece for Nestle's milk food, with instructions for the new mother.
Inventory number #014181



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Carney, Uncle Don
Terry and Ted on the Trail of the Secret Formula by Uncle Don
NY: General Baking Company, 1936

Octavo. Unpaginated [16 pp]; 9 color and 1 b/w illustrations. Stapled illustrated wraps. VG. Some even toning to interior pages. Promotional ephemera from the General Baking Company which was a tie-in to the Uncle Don radio show, broadcast on NY radio station WOR between 1928 and 1947. Uncle Don Cagney (Howard Rice) was central to an urban myth which held that he had an open mic incident where he said "There, that ought to hold the little bastards", This was later proven to be untrue. This scenario, a host inadvertently talking into an open microphone at the end of a live show, was used as a comeuppance for lead character Lonesome Rhodes in the fictional film drama, A Face in the Crowd. Amplifying the urban legend, a scene in that film shows two real Variety pressmen handling an issue of Variety with a headline comparing Rhodes to Uncle Don.
Inventory number #014180



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

Nichols, Alfred C., Jr.
Songs Scouts Sing
NY: Boy Scouts of America, 1935

Fifth printing. Twelvemo. 115 pp; illustrated with musical notation. Illustrated stapled card covers with cloth tape spine. Over 220 campfire, hiking and jamboree songs for Boy Scouts.
Inventory number #014179



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00


Easy to Make Maidens & Cocktails A Mixing, Swingers Bar Guide
Los Angeles: Enrol Publishing Company, 1965

Octavo. 45 pp; illustrated throughout in color by L. Peterson. Stapled wraps. VG, minor staining to cover. A humorous adults-only guide to mixed drinks and the "swinging" women who drink them.
Inventory number #014178



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00


The Fashion Book: Illustrating Pictorial Review Patterns. Fall 1915
NY: Pictorial Review Company, 1915

Folio (14.5" x 10.75"). 82 pp; profusely illustrated in b/w and 8 pp in color of models wearing dresses & coats. Color illustrated paperback. VG, an unmarked copy; light edgewear.
Inventory number #014177



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00


Scientific American Building Monthly. No. 210. April 1903
NY: Munn & Co., 1903

Vol. 35, No. 4. Folio (16" x 11"). pp 68-88 + 10 pp advertisements; b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers lightly soiled, base of spine lightly creased. The cover photograph is the Roger Morris mansion, Washington's headquarters in NY, 1776.
Inventory number #014176



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00


Scientific American Building Monthly. No. 218. December 1903
NY: Munn & Co., 1903

Vol. 36, No. 6. Folio (16" x 11"). pp 112-131 + 10 pp advertisements; b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers lightly soiled, bottom corner lightly creased. The cover photograph is "St. Heliers," a residence in Mount Vernon, NY. The issue includes the Stow Mansion, Roslyn, Long Island,
Inventory number #014175



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$125.00

[Trade Catalogue]
Elmira Arms Co. Elmira, NY. Catalog of Spring and Summer Sports 1921
Elmira, NY: Elmira Arms Company, 1921

Quarto. 118 pp; illustrated throughout in b/w with an occasional page of color illustrations. Stapled with illustrated wraps. VG-, quarter-sized chunk missing from bottom corner of cover and title page with some foxing to the exposed page below. Some minor stains to cover, else clean and bright. Items for sale include: Queen City & Bryn Mawr bicycles, bicycle sundries, fishing tackle, Reach baseball goods, Wright and Ditson racquets and tennis supplies, fire arms, ammunition, electrical pocket flash lights, Victor talking machines, Edison phonographs and records, playing cards, athletic outing goods, automobile sundries, Remington pocket knives, Kelly-Springfield and Diamond auto tires, and Indian Refining Co. - Havoline oils and greases.
Inventory number #014174



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$225.00

[Automobiles] HH Franklin Manufacturing Co
Franklin Automobiles: Over the Roads throughout the Seasons 1909. Franklin Touring-Cars Runabouts Closed Cars 4 & 6-Cylinders
Syracuse, NY: HH Franklin Manufacturing Co., 1909

Quarto. 36 pp; illustrated throughout in b/w with some chromolitho plates. Stapled decorated wraps with later string binder cover for protection. VG-, some scuffing and wear to covers, some minor creases on prelims, an old cello tape repair on bottom corner of one page, else clean and bright. A very handsome example of an early automobile catalog from a short-lived manufacturer (1906-1934).
Inventory number #014173



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$70.00

[Automotive] Buick Motor Company
Buick Valve-In-Head Motor Cars: Six Cylinder Open and Closed Models
Flint, MI: Buick Motor Company, 1920

First edition. Quarto. Unpaginated [32 pp]. Illustrated throughout in two-color process & b/w of motor cars and top down views into the passenger compartment. Illustrated stapled wraps. VG, internally clean and bright; covers have moderate rubbing & creasing.
Inventory number #014172



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$20.00

Guggenheim, Peggy
Confessions of an Art Addict
NY: Macmillan, 1960

First printing. Octavo. 175 pp; 12 pp of b/w photographs; index. Black cloth with red & silver spine lettering, no jacket. VG.
Inventory number #014156



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Gillington, M.C.
A Day with William Morris
London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d.

no date. Octavo. Unpaginated, color illustrations by Reginald Frampton. Original tan paper covered boards w/ pictorial paste-down of William Morris on front cover.
Inventory number #014155



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Selch, Frederick R. & H. Reynolds Butler
The Legacy of Sebastian Virdung: An Illustrated Catalogue of Rare Books from the Frederick R. Selch Collection Pertaining to the History of Musical Instruments
NY: Grolier Club, 2005

Edition of 500 copies. Quarto. 229 pp;
Inventory number #014153



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$300.00

Dubuffet, Jean [Inscribed by Ossorio]
Peintures Initiatiques d'Alfonso Ossorio
Paris: La Pierre Volante, 1951

#789/1440 copies. Quarto. 64 pp; 6 tipped-in color illustrations & 39 b/w illustrations; liste des planches. Text in French. Wraps covered with glassine.
Inventory number #014152



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$35.00

Ossorio, Alfonso
Alfonso Ossorio: Horror vacui : filling the void, a fifty year Survey
NY: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, 2002

Edition of 2000 copies. Quarto. 80 pp; profuse color illustrations. Purple suede boards with b/w illustration & lettering inset on front cover. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy.
Inventory number #014151