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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Goldfeld, Abraham
Practices and Experiences of the Lavanburg Homes
NY: Fred L. Lavanburg Foundation, 1937

Second edition. Octavo. 16 pp; b/w photos, floorplan. Printed stiff card covers. VG, an unmarked copy except for library pocket (Regional Plan Association Library) on inside back cover; shallow chip to top edge of back cover, light soil. First published in 1934. The Fred L. Lavanburg Foundation was established in 1927 as a low-income, non-profit housing corporation for families with children who were unable to find housing elsewhere. The Lavanburg Homes opened at 124-142 Goerck St (renamed Baruch Place) on the Lower East Side in December 1927, a six-story building containing 113 apartments; it had a large screened playground on the roof. OCLC locates several copies of this edition.
Inventory number #014589



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$295.00

Stettner, Louis [Presentation copy]
Workers : Twenty Four Photographs
NY: Stettner Studio, 1974

Large folio [17" x 11"]. 4 pp text, 24 full-page plates, loose as issued in paper portfolio. Near Fine, the plates are crisp, with no markings; the portfolio has light soil, two short scratches on front cover, and light edgewear. Presented to well-known photographer Jim Steinhardt, "To Jim Steinhardt, In appreciation of his fraternal spirit as a colleague & for his sensitive photography. Louis Stettner, Dec 4, 1974." Introductions by Howard Greenberg and by Jacob Deschin. These photographs feature men and women working in factories, a power plant, on the assembly line, construction, welding, in New York City, Long Island City, Delaware, and France.
Inventory number #014556



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Travel Ephemera
Around Manhattan Island : Circle Line Cruise Guide
NY: Circle Line-Sightseeing Yachts, Inc., 1962

7.75" x 5.25". 80 pp; full of b/w photographs. Color illustrated paper wraps. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; covers show light soil.
Inventory number #014553



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Santlofer, Joy
Food City: Four Centuries of Food-Making in New York
NY: W. W. Norton, 2017

First printing. Octavo. xix, 459 pp; b/w illustrations; notes; index. Illustrated paper-covered boards, no jacket, as issued. Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy. A ground-breaking book tracing the arc of food production in NYC from colonial artisanal, to mega-industrial, back to contemporary artisanal. Deeply researched and entertainingly written, Food City relates in captivating detail how politics and personalities, as well as global networks of food supply, shaped the provisioning of the urban metropolis. From New Amsterdam to the present. Joy Santlofer has detailed the history of modern food.
Inventory number #014550



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00

Worden, Helen
Discover New York with Helen Worden
NY: American Women's Voluntary Services, 1943

Octavo. 128 pp; b/w photos; index. Printed stiff card wrappers. VG, light rubbing to spine, minor soil, else a clean, unmarked copy. A guided tour of the New York City that entertained the men and women who served in World War II.
Inventory number #014444



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$60.00

Late 19th-C. Souvenir View Book
New York Views
Canton, OH: Joseph Biechele Soap Co., n.d.

9" x 5.5". Brown boards with gilt decoration & lettering. 14 pp of nicely printed panoramic views measuring 8.5" x 5.25", and opening to 8.5" x 52". Covers very good with mild to moderate wear to spine, edges lightly rubbed; contents clean with small loss to one image on last page, bottom of some folds starting to split; overall a nicely preserved copy. A banner in center of front cover reads "New York", surrounded by large gilt floral display; stamped in gilt near bottom, "Compliments of Joseph Biechele Soap Co., Canton, Ohio, Sole Manufacturer of the Celebrated Banner Soap." On back cover, "Mail Us 25 Outside Wrappers of Banner Soap and get this handsome Souvenir New York Views No. 72 Freeā€¦" Some of the scenes: Brooklyn Bridge; Trinity Church; New York Harbor; The Battery; City Hall Square and Park Row; The Tombs; Astor Library; Post Office; Grand Central Depot; St. Patrick's Cathedral; Union League Club; St Luke's Hospital; Jefferson Market Court House.
Inventory number #014442



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$135.00

Barnes, Djuna
Greenwich Village As It Is
NY: Nadja Editions for The Phoenix Bookshop, 1978

Limited edition of 300 numbered copies. Brick cloth with spine label, without jacket as issued. Fine condition. Text of October 1916 Pearson's Magazine article, accompanied by original illustrations. Designed and printed at Nadja Editions. Not listed in standard bibliography. #48/300.
Inventory number #014439



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: New
Jacket: New


Price:
$20.00

King, Robert Arthur
Faces in Stone: Architectural Sculpture in New York City
NY: W.W. Norton, 2008

First edition. Oblong octavo. 144 pp; 250 b/w photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a new, unused copy. A delightful collection of quirky faces and figures that appear on New York City buildings, most built during the years between the Civil War and World War I. Designed for entrances, around doorways, on cornices, and in lobbies, they include beautiful women's faces, frightening grotesques, and natural elements such as acanthus leaves, vines, and flowers.
Inventory number #014428



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


Price:
$20.00

Yang, John
Over the Door: The Ornamental Stonework of New York
NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 1995

First edition. Small octavo. 171 pp; profuse b/w photographs. Black cloth with embossed lettering on cover & spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket shows minor scuffing.
Inventory number #014427



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


Price:
$75.00

Alpern, Andrew
Apartments for the Affluent: A Historical Survey of Buildings in New York
NY: McGraw-Hill, 1975

First edition. Quarto. 159 pp; more than 100 b/w photographs & floor plans; indices of addresses and names. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, unclipped jacket shows light edgewear. The author portrays more than seventy of Manhattan's most famous apartment houses, incl. the Dakota, the Dorilton, the Ansonia, Alwyn Court, London Terrace, and River House. All are illustrated with interior and exterior photos & detailed floor plans.
Inventory number #014426



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


Price:
$35.00

Carmen, Arlene & Howard Moody
Working Women: The Subterranean World of Street Prostitution
NY: Harper & Row, 1985

First edition. Octavo. 208 pp. Cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a crisp, tight copy with no inscriptions; unclipped jacket glossy with no visible wear.
Inventory number #014391



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$20.00

NYC Menu
Menu from Reuben's Restaurant New York
NY: Reubens, 1950

13" x 10". Fold-out menu and cocktail & liquor list. Illustrated cover. Good+, covers are toned, with hand soil and minor staining, light middle fold. Arnold Reuben founded his restaurant in 1908; it moved to 6 East 58th St in 1935 and is illustrated on the front, along with caricatures of 16 of the restaurant's celebrity customers. The menu is not dated - circa 1950's, based on prices. The menu offers 44 "famous sandwiches", each named for a celebrity, including Jack Benny, Judy Garland, Milton Berle, Ed Sullivan, and Jackie Gleason.
Inventory number #014367



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


Price:
$15.00

Tobias, Tobi
An Umbrella Named Umbrella
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976

First printing. Octavo. 45 pp; illustrated by Lady McCrady. Green cloth-backed boards with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket lightly soiled. A Chinese paper umbrella, lost on the upper west side of New York City, passes through the hands of many people, including a cleaning matron, street gang, alcoholic vagrant, and piano teacher, before it gets home to its loving little mistress again.
Inventory number #014344



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$15.00

Dain, Phyllis
The New York Public Library: A Universe of Knowledge
London: Scala Publishers, 2000

First edition. Octavo. 144 pp; numerous color & b/w illustrations. Glossy paperback. Near Fine, a long gift inscription of front free endpaper, else an unmarked copy. A richly illustrated history of the New York Public Library, founded in 1895.
Inventory number #014338



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$150.00

[Salesman's Sample Book]
KID GLOVE COLORS
New York: P. Centemeri & Co., n.d.

n.d. First Edition. 6.75" x 4.25" closed; four panels opening to 6.75" x 17.75.." Four panels of kid glove color swatches in accordion fold binding, with a total of 32 color swatches (8 per panel). VG, light edge wear, cover gilt a bit dull.
Inventory number #014190



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Fine


Price:
$14.00

Roberts, Sam, ed.
America's Mayor : John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York
NY: Museum of the City of New York, Columbia University Press, 2010

First edition. Quarto. 247 pp; fully illustrated with b/w & a few color photographs; index. Paperback. Fine, a new, unused copy. Laid in: Typed Letter to Mrs. Janet Ross, The Arthur Ross Foundation; reprint of NYTimes review of exhibition; and May/June 2010 program from the Museum of the City of New York.
Inventory number #014063



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$20.00

Heilbrun, Margaret, editor
INVENTING THE SKYLINE: The Architecture of Cass Gilbert
NY: Columbia University Press, 2000

First edition. Quarto. 306 pp; 13 color plates, numerous b/w photographs, sketches, elevations, and plans; index. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fine/Fine, a crisp, unmarked copy; jacket bright with no wear. Published in conjunction with exhibition at New York Historical Society, NY, NY, held September 12, 2000 to January 21, 2001. The exhibition examines some of the most celebrated structures of American architect Cass Gilbert (1859-1934) from conceptual sketches through completion. They include the Woolworth Building, the U.S. Custom House at Bowling Green, and the U.S. Army Supply Base in Brooklyn. Essays by four major Gilbert scholars - Sharon Irish, Mary Beth Betts, Barbara S. Christen, and Gail Fenske.
Inventory number #014060



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00

Reed, Henry Hope, Robert M. McGee & Esther Mipas [Signed]
BRIDGES OF CENTRAL PARK
NY: Greensward Foundation, 1990

Oblong quarto. 95 pp; illustrated throughout in b/w with plans and drawings. glossary; index. Paperback. VG, a clean copy, slight break in binding between pp 28-29, light edge wear. SIGNED by authors & illustrators on half title page - Henry Hope Reed, Robert M. McGee, Esther Mipaas, Ronald Rife & Joseph LoGuirato.
Inventory number #014059



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Darton, Eric
Divided We Stand: A Biography of New York's World Trade Center - Advance Uncorrected Proof
NY: Basic Books, 2000

Advance Uncorrected Proof. Octavo. 229 pp; several b/w illustrations. Tan paper wrapper. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, covers show minor soiling, occasional edge wear.
Inventory number #013940



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