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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$10.00

Faison, S. Lane
ART TOURS & DETOURS IN NEW YORK STATE
NY: Random House, 1964

Octavo. 303 pp; b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG
Inventory number #010560



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$125.00

Scherer, Kees
THIS IS NEW YORK
London: Bruna/Deutsch, 1961

First edition. 7" x 4.5". 121 b/w photogravure plates. Original stiff photographic wrappers. VG, laminate over spine is lifting but intact, binding tight and clean, light edge wear, preliminary pages moderately spotted with very fine pin-point spots but not affecting any of the photographs. Photos of by renowned Dutch photographer Kees Scherer, who was one of the Netherlands' most popular and respected photographers. This distinctive photobook looks at early 1960s New York City with European eyes and fully conveys Scherer's fascination with the dynamics of light. With text in English by Dutch journalist Max Tak, featuring 121 captioned b/w photographs. Preceded by a 1960 Dutch edition.
Inventory number #010551



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


Price:
$15.00

Grimes, William
APPETITE CITY: A Culinary History of New York
NY: North Point Press, 2009

First printing. Octavo. 368 pp; numerous b/w photographs; bibliography; index. Paper-covered boards with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy, bottom of spine lightly bumped; unclipped jacket a bit creased at bottom spine is only visible wear. Former NY Times restaurant critic William Grimes has written a fascinating history of New York city dining from the early 19th century to the present.
Inventory number #010016



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$40.00

Clouston, Adella Octavia
THE LADY OF THE ROBINS: A Romance of Some of New York's 400
Boston: American Humane Education Society, 1910

Twelvemo. 194 pp + (8) pp of advts for the publisher. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on cover. VG, light fraying to spine ends, spine a bit darkened, else a clean, unmarked copy.
Inventory number #009995



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$65.00

Stern, Robert A.M. & John Massengale
THE ANGLO AMERICAN SUBURB
NY: St. Martin's Press, 1982

Quarto. 96 pp; many illustrations, some in color. Paperback. VG, covers show moderate edgewear. This book is an outgrowth of an exhibition on Suburbs at the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City. It takes a close look at the history of suburbs in both England and the U.S. The suburbs include Chestnut Hill, Garden City, Bedford Park, Bronxville, Hampstead Gardens, Oak Bluffs, Tuxedo Park, Palm Beach, Coral Gables, River Oaks, and many others.
Inventory number #009702



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$40.00

Tebbel, John
A CERTAIN CLUB: One Hundred Years of the Players
NY: The Players, 1989

Octavo. 348 pp; color & b/w photographs. Red cloth with gilt-lettered spine, all edges gilt in illustrated slipcase.
Inventory number #009526



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$50.00

Stewart, George Woodbridge, ed.
THE PLAYERS: After 75 Years
NY: The Players, 1968

Octavo. 267 pp; color frontispiece, b/w photos of club interior, drawings by Marshall Goodman; list of officers, list of players. Maroon cloth with gilt spine label. VG, minor rubbing to corners of spine. This seventy-fifth anniversary book of Gramercy Park's Players Club presents the nature and composition of the Club from 1938 to 1963 is full of reminiscences from members.
Inventory number #009525



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$60.00

Worden, Helen
ROUND MANHATTAN'S RIM
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1934

First edition. Octavo. 302 pp; illustrated by the author. Original blue cloth, maps on endpapers. No jacket. VG, spine lightly sunned, else a clean, unmarked copy. Helen Worden Erskine, 1896-1984, journalist and author of The Real New York, Here is New York, and Out of this World (about the Collyer Brothers and other hermits).
Inventory number #009314



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


Price:
$15.00

James, Theodore, Jr.
THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
NY: Harper & Row, 1975

First printing. Octavo. 180 pp; many b/w illustrations; appendix: statistics; bibliography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, remainder mark on top edge; jacket has small chip at top edge, now protected in mylar.
Inventory number #009283



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: As New
Jacket: As New


Price:
$20.00

Morris, Bob
CRISPIN THE TERRIBLE
NY: Callaway Editions, 2000

Oblong quarto. [32] pp; color illustraitons by Dasha Ziborova. Hardcover with dustjacket. A fine copy in fine unclipped jacket. Press release laid in. Lovely watercolor illustrations tell the story of Crispin, the dandy feline hero who longs for a sense of independence.
Inventory number #009118



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$10.00

Browning, Judith H.
NEW YORK CITY: Yesterday and Today 30 Timeless Walking Adventures
Stamford, CT: Corsair Publications, 1990

Octavo. 414 pp; illustrated throughout in b/w; bibliography. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy. The walking tours include historic Trinity Church, the New York Federal Reserve, Brooklyn Heights, Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Museum, Grand Central Terminal, Gracie Mansion, Grant's Tomb, Morris-Jumel Mansion, the Cloisters, and others.
Inventory number #008805



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$25.00

Gregory, Jamee
NEW YORK APARTMENTS: Private Views
NY: Rizzoli, 2004

Quarto. 208 pp; color photographs throughout. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new unused copy with no internal marks; jacket crisp & unblemished. This book offers a rare glimpse into the opulent world of the Manhattan elite, this book features the interiors of 25 of the most elegant NYC apartments by such renowned designers as Mario Buatta, David Easton, Charles Gwathmey, Albert Hadley, Mark Hampton, Bunny Williams, and many others.
Inventory number #008568



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


Price:
$30.00

Esten, John & Rose Bennett Gilbert
MANHATTAN STYLE
NY: Little, Brown, 1990

First edition. Quarto. vii; 215 pp; fully illustrated with color photographs by George Chinsee; bibliography, index. Cloth in unclipped dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket has short crease at upper corner of back cover, two corners lightly rubbed. Also paper clip indentations at the top of several pages. This book profiles the interiors of Elsie de Wolfe, Rose Cumming, Sister Parish, Albert Hadley, William Odom, Van Day Truex, Billy Baldwin, David Easton, and many other Manhattan designers.
Inventory number #007152



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


Price:
$26.00

Isaacs, Julius
OATH OF DEVOTION
NY: E.P. Dutton, 1949

First edition. Octavo. 337 pp; index. Blue cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, light wear to corners, small chip at top of jacket spine & top rear corner.
Inventory number #005496



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


Price:
$100.00

Kreitler, Peter Gwillim
FLATIRON: A Photographic History of the World's First Steel Frame Skyscraper 1901-1990
Washington, DC: American Institute of Architects Press, 1990

Second printing. Quarto. xiii, 216 pp; b/w & color photographs; catalog; bibliography. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. This book documents one of the most photographed architectural landmarks of the 20th century through the author's collection of photographs, which spans nine decades, from 1901 to 1990. Included are classic depictions by photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz and Karl Struss and contemporary ones by Joel Meyerowitz, George Tice, Lee Friedlander, and others.
Inventory number #005280



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Bone, Kevin, ed.
THE NEW YORK WATERFRONT: Evolution and Building Culture of the Port and Harbor
NY: Monacelli Press, 1997

Large octavo. 280 pp; numerous b/w illustrations; chronology; glossary; bibliography. Paperback. Near Fine.This book is an unprecedented documentation of the rise and fall of the New York City waterfront's architectural, technological, industrial, and commercial existence over the past 150 years.
Inventory number #005278



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


Price:
$12.00

Bowen, Croswell
THE ELEGANT OAKEY
NY: Oxford University Press, 1956

First edition. Octavo. 292 pp, several b/w illustrations; bibliography; index. Black cloth with silver-stamped spine lettering with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has small loss at head of spine & slight wear to corners, inked price next to printed price on front jacket flap. The biography of A. Oakey Hall, who served as mayor of New York City from 1869 to 1872. A lawyer, he was the prosecutor in the notorious Burdell murder case, and a chief defender of August Belmont when Belmont sued the Evening Post for libel.
Inventory number #004754



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$40.00

Baker, Martha & Sara Evans
THE OUTDOOR LIVING ROOM
NY: Clarkson Potter, 2001

Quarto. 224 pp; profusely illustrated with color photographs; resources. Hardcover with dj. Fine/Fine. Landscape designer Martha Baker offers more than 45 examples where porches, pools, patios, decks, and gardens have been turned into outdoor living spaces. The styles include classic, rustic, romantic, modern, whimsical, and in town. The resource section illustrates and describes garden furniture, architectural and landscape elements, and decorative items.
Inventory number #004200



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


Price:
$15.00

Stevenson, James
UPTOWN LOCAL, DOWNTOWN EXPRESS
NY: Viking Press, 1983

Octavo. 100 pp; illustrated with the author's pen and ink drawings. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. VG/VG. A clean, unmarked copy; small chip at top of unclipped jacket spine. Author is a New Yorker writer and illustrator.
Inventory number #003359



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


Price:
$25.00

Marcuse, Maxwell F.
THIS WAS NEW YORK! A Nostalgic Picture of Gotham in the Gaslight Era
New York: Carlton Press, 1965

Octavo. 447 pp; numerous b/w photographs; index. Cloth with dj. VG/VG, top of dj spine lightly chipped. A well-illustrated history of Old New York in the gaslight era.
Inventory number #002913