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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

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: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$75.00

Zerbe, Jerome
The Art of Social Climbing
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1965

First edition. Octavo. 186 pp. Bound in original yellow cloth with black cloth spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy, small dent to top edge of rear cover; unclipped jacket toned with small loss at top & bottom of spine, old dampstain at base of spine that extends at bottom edge of back panel, with loss to ends of last five lines of blurb below photo of author. A do-it-yourself kit for breaking into society - by a sophisticated, amused, socially acceptable society editor. Zerbe, the society editor of Town & Country, offers encouraging advice to struggling social climbers on how to win invitations and influence newspaper columnists.
Inventory number #014373



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.
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: Very Good


Price:
$200.00


The Equitable Building Destroyed by Fire January 9th 1912
NY: Equitable Life Assurance Company, 1912

Octavo. 15 pp; numerous b/w photos. Original stapled wraps with b/w photo printed on cover. VG to Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; light wear along the spine, only visible from the rear. A scarce pamphlet with a detailed description of the fire that engulfed the Equitable Building at 120 Broadway on January 9, 1912. The pamphlet cites several sources - excerpts from the NY Times, the Human Factor, Leslie's Weekly, letters to and from the president of Equitable and Mayor Gaynor, and the Outlook. Dramatic photographs depict the scene after the fire was put out, with thick mounds of ice enveloping the building. Includes a flyer for the company, laid in, and perhaps issued with the pamphlet. One copy on OCLC at Columbia University, NYC.
Inventory number #014064



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



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