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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: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Rosen, Laura
TOP OF THE CITY: New York's Hidden Rooftop World
NY: Thames and Hudson, 1982

Quarto. 167 pp; fully illustrated with 27 color & 141 b/w photographs. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean copy with no markings, minimal shelf wear to covers.
Inventory number #012707



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: Fine


Price:
$60.00

Pennoyer, Peter & Anne Walker
THE ARCHITECTURE OF WARREN & WETMORE
NY: W. W. Norton, 2006

First edition. Quarto. 256 pp; 40 color & 300 duotone photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. A new, unused copy. At the turn of the 20th century, Beaux-Arts-trained Whitney Warren and lawyer Charles D. Wetmore put their stamp on New York City with Grand Central Terminal. Their mansions, clubs, hotels, apartment houses, and office buildings were powerful emblems of the era.
Inventory number #012172



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Wolfe, Tom, Walter Kerr, Judith Crist et al
New York Herald Tribune Presents New York, New York
NY: Dial Press, 1964

First printing. Octavo. 190 pp. Blue cloth with silver lettering on cover & spine, no jacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, light wear to joints at top & bottom of spine. A collection of essays about New York City in the 1960's.
Inventory number #011507



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


Price:
$15.00

Heckscher, August
ALIVE IN THE CITY: Memoir of an Ex-Commissioner
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974

First edition. Octavo. 294 pp; b/w photographs; index; map endpapers. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, clean, unmarked copy, thin strip at top & bottom edge sunned; price-clipped jacket spine sunned from green to blue.
Inventory number #011506



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Strunsky, Simeon
NO MEAN CITY
NY: E.P. Dutton, 1944

First edition. Octavo. 285 pp. Original blue cloth, no jacket. VG, former owner name on front free endpaper, spine lightly faded, front pastedown tanned. Simeon Strunsky (1879-1948), a Russian-born essayist, was on the staff of the New York Evening Post and then the New York Times. His most notable contributions to the Times were his editorial-page essays titled "Topics of the Times." His columns also appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Bookman, Collier's, and Harper's Weekly.
Inventory number #011505



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


Price:
$15.00

Miller, Kenneth D. & Ethel Prince Miller
THE PEOPLE ARE THE CITY: 150 Years of Social and Religious Concern in New York City.
NY: Macmillan, 1962

octavo. 258 pp; b/w photographs; appendix; index. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket edges lightly chipped. History of the New York City Mission Society.
Inventory number #011502



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$40.00

Dutch Treat Club
In Praise of Working Women: Florens Numquam Deflorata
NY: Dutch Treat Club, 1989

Small octavo. 79 pp; well illustrated. Tan cloth with gilt lettering on cover & spine. VG, a clean, unmarked copy, front cover has short black mark, else vg.
Inventory number #011493



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


Price:
$20.00

Fowler, Gene
BEAU JAMES
NY: Viking Press, 1949

Octavo. x, 389 pp, illustrated with 16 pp of b/w photographs; index. Cloth with dustjacket. Near fine/VG; jacket has small chip to top of front panel and near the heel and a couple of small closed tears and light edgewear. The chronicle of James J. Walker, New York City's 100th mayor, known to millions as "Jimmy".
Inventory number #011315



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

[1939 World's Fair] Flannagan, Roy C.
THE STORY OF LUCKY STRIKE
Richmond, VA: Richmond News Leader, 1938

New York World's Fair Edition. Small octavo. 94 pp; sepia photographs. Light brown-paper covered boards with blind stamp of 1939 NY World's Fair logo & off-white paper label on cover with title & author. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. The history of the tobacco industry. This book was sold at the Lucky Strike Building at the 1939 World's Fair.
Inventory number #010817



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$30.00

Title Guarantee & Trust Company
Early Days of the Island of Manhattan and its Environs 1626-1776
NY: Title Guarantee & Trust Company, n.d.

(ca 1927). Oblong octavo. 74 pp; illustrated with halftones of paintings by John Ward Dunsmore, and Edward Henry. Illustrated card covers. Near Fine with very light bumps to corners of oversized covers.
Inventory number #010799



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$15.00

Gilder, Rodman
STATUE OF LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD
NY: The New York Trust Company, 1943

Octavo. 40 pp; illustrated with b/w photographs in the text. Blue boards with, illustrated endpapers, gilt titles, and illustration pasted on front board. VG, small scuff to cover illustration. Published during WW II, the story of the statue and bank logo for New York Trust was issued when 'The forces of liberty are struggling once more against the forces of oppression'
Inventory number #010772



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$10.00

Morley, Christopher
SWISS FAMILY MANHATTAN
NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1932

Small octavo. 208 pp. Blue cloth with silver lettering & cover outline of the Empire State building, no jacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; spine a bit faded,
Inventory number #010634



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: 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