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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$40.00


Facts about The Waldorf-Astoria
NY: NP, n.d.

n.d., circa 1940's. Octavo. 36 pp; numerous b/w illustrations. Printed wraps with yapped edges. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers lightly soiled & toned along spine, corners dog-eared.
Inventory number #013883



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$30.00

1945 Luncheon Menu
Bill of Fame! Jack Dempsey's Broadway Restaurant Mailing Menu - Luncheon
NY: Jack Dempsey's, 1945

11" x 5/5" folded mailer, 11" x 16.5" open. Luncheon menu features complete special luncheons, a la carte, sandwiches, and cocktails, wine, and beer. Cover features quotes from nine newspapers, including Walter Winchell/Mirror; Earl Wilson/Post, and Ed Sullivan/News. Jack Dempsey's Broadway Restaurant at 49th-50th St on Broadway. William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (1895-1983) held the world heavyweight title between 1919 and 1926. From 1935-1974, he ran Jack Dempsey's Broadway Restaurant in New York City's Times Square, on the site of the old car barn across from Madison Square Garden. Most nights for those nearly forty years would find the proprietor on hand to greet guests, sign autographs, pose for pictures, and hold court.
Inventory number #013882



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Footner, Hulbert
NEW YORK City of Cities
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1937

First edition. Octavo. 338 pp; 45 illustrations in aquatone from photographs by John J. Floherty; index. Illustrated endpapers. Silver cloth with black-lettered spine, lacks scarce jacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, front hinge starting to crack; spine ends with small loss, bottom boards rubbed through near spine, corner tips bumped. A photographic tour of the Big Apple during the 1930s, with images of a number of important buildings and landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and Wall Street.
Inventory number #013861



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good++


Price:
$750.00

Wachtel, William Wendell, Introduction
It's Done in the Best Places. . .
Chicago: Calvert Distillers Corp, 1938

Folio (14" x 10"). Not paginated [34] pp; illustrated with b/w photographs; fold-out color ad tipped to inside of rear cover. Illustrated printed stiff card wraps with comb binding. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; minor edgewear. #2043 of limited edition, presented to Mr. J. Grood. This book features "Inside Facts and Figures" on 14 of New York's leading night-clubs and restaurants of the period - Stork Club, Rainbow Room, Le Coq Rouge, Savoy Plaza, Versailles, Larue, Leon & Eddie's, Casa Manana, El Morocco, The Marguery, La Conga, the Onyx, Paradise, and The Colony. The club proprietors give figures on their rent, number of employees, seating capacity, average number of customers weekly, among other items.
Inventory number #013820



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Weill, Valerie
NEW YORK IN STORE
London: Thames & Hudson, 2007

Oblong octavo. 223 pp; full page color photographs throughout. Illustrated boards. Near fine. Photographs of eclectic New York City shop windows and interiors along with an image of each establishment's business card on the facing page.
Inventory number #013703



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Hagstrom
Welcome to New York: A New General Information and Picture Guide
NY: Hagstrom Company, 1960

First edition. Octavo. 96 pp plus fold-out color subway map. Illustrated with 208 b/w photographs (multiple images per page), 87 pen and ink drawings, 10 sectional maps. Spiral-bound illustrated card covers. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; corners are delaminating a bit.
Inventory number #013677



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Delaney, Edmund T. & Charles Lockwood
GREENWICH VILLAGE: A Photographic Guide
NY: Dover, 1976

Second revised edition. Octavo. xi, 100 pp; full of b/w photographs; map; index. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy.
Inventory number #013667



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: 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:
$750.00

Perona, John, Jerome Zerbe & Lucius Beebe
JOHN PERONA'S EL MOROCCO FAMILY ALBUM
NY: Privately published, 1937

First edition. Folio (14.5"). 62 pp of b/w photographs by the author; index. Blue cloth with title stamped in white, zebra-striped endpapers. Light wear to ends of spine, light dampstain at bottom edge of pages, title page foxed, else VG. Jerome Zerbe's famous photo scrapbook of the guests who frequented the famous El Morocco nightclub in New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. Scarce.
Inventory number #012968



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$25.00

Andrews, Kenneth
DR. HOSACK'S GARDEN
NY: Rockefeller Center, 1938

Twelvemo. 17 pp; numerous b/w photographs; decorated paper-covered boards with gilt-lettered black label containing title. VG+, a clean, unmarked copy; edges of covers a bit toned.
Inventory number #012967



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: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$12.00

Chase, Ilka
NEW YORK 22
NY: Doubleday & Company, 1951

Octavo. 308 pp. Spine-lettered cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, former owner name on front free endpaper, else a clean, unmarked copy; jacket lightly chipped at spine ends & corners; back cover & edges toned. This novel features New York 22 - that district of NYC between 50th and 60th Sts, Fifth Ave and the East River.
Inventory number #012934



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: 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