Alexandria Bay, NY: Heart Island Operating Co., Inc. Wraps. First Edition. 15 pp. Tan paper wrappers have lettering and blind-stamped rules on front ocver. Covers are very slightly aged, soiled and shelf-worn. Text is accompanied by numerous, sepia-tint photos of the castle, the island and their environs. Interior is slightly aged, but clean, crisp and tight. Very Good.
New York: Forty-Second Street Property Owners and Merchants Assn., Inc., 1929. Hardcover. First Edition. 215 pp. + large adv. section. B/w ills & photos. Cover has bright gilt design center front with subtitle "The Multimillionarea." Spine chipped and worn. Presentation page laid in front. Subtitle on t.p.: "That section of the greater city of New York between Washington Square and Central Park and the East and North Rivers in the Borough of Manhattan." Interior clean and tight with many full-page ills. Stated purpose of the book was to create "a permanent record of the past and present life of that section of the city." Published just a month before Black Friday, the book is a poignant look at "a district which has no parallel in...
New York: City & Company, 1995. Paper Over Boards. First Edition. 96 pp. Yellow spine and deep blue covers of semi-glossy paper over boards. Small drawing, in yellow, on the front cover that appears to be three water storage tanks. Covers are very slightly aged. Illustrated DJ, in protective cover, is also slightly aged. Reddish-orange eps. Front fly leaf has an illustration of the author, and nothing else. In this volume, the author/artist has signed the page, below his image, and quickly sketched in the New York skyline in the background, including the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center twin towers. Title page has a different, watercolor painting of the skyline, including the twin towers. From the Introduction, " I have an idea...
Dunn, Alan. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1948. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 168 pp. 4to. Black cover is blindstamped with corner rules and backstrip rules. Five raised bands with gilt stripes and title. White endpapers have black reinforcement at hinge, rear endpapers have light soiling.
A wonderful urban classic, with New Yorker cartoonist Alan Dunn bringing a Manhattan apartment building to life in words and pictures. In a rare special binding. Very Good.
Albany, NY: Preservation League of New York State, 1984. Soft Cover. First Edition. 60 pp. Catalogue based on the film of the same name written and narrated by Brendan Gill. Inscribed by Gill on title page, "With season's greetings from Brendan Gill" with a small Christmas Tree watercolor executed by him beneath.
Signed by Author. Fine.
New York: Day Line Steamers, 1882. Wraps. ,  map. 16mo. Heavy printed card covers with red cloth spine. Wear and chipping to covers, losses at cornes of first three pages. Early tape repairs to spine both at front and rear. Dated '82 on front cover. Wonderful multi-colord map of the Hudson River Balley from New York Harbor to Albany folded at rear, some Japanese mending tape repairs at folds from our in-house bindery. When extended, measures 8'--4-3/4" in length and 5-1/2" in width.
A nice promotional piece for the Day Line Steamers company. Good.
Riverhead: Wading River Historical Society, 1955. Wraps. First Edition. 50 pp., plus bi-fold map. Stiff paper wraps are somewhat aged, soiled and stained. Spine staples are rusted. There is an outline of a rusted paper clip visible from the front cover through to page 4. There are other small stains from the ffep to page 1. Otherwise, the interior is clean, crisp and tight. There is a bi-fold map, entitled "Location of Old Houses in Wading River 1955," tipped-in at the rear cover. Internally Very Good.
New York: Francis P. Harper, 1898. Hard Cover. First Edition. 151 pp. Green cloth covered boards with gold embossed titling to cover board and spine, light rubbing to edges, head and foot of spine. Front and rear hinges starting, but still tight. Clean within. A limited edition, this is copy #27 of 340. "Careful abstracts of all the wills of the name of Smith recorded in New York, Jamaica, and Hempstead prior to 1794." Very Good.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1895. Hardcover. First Edition. 234 pgs. Tan cloth covers with owl and Holt Company emblem on front cover. Ex-library: Library sticker on spine, library plate affixed to front paste down, check out slips pasted in back. Includes original catalog card. First free endpaper cut out. Covers somewhat dirty, worn and spotted. Clean text within. Very good.
New York: The Art Interchange Press, 1884. Hard Cover. 73 pp. Cover is dampstained, has edgewear, spine is nicked, rubbed and chipped. Gilt picture of produce exchange on cover is bright. Interior bright, some page edges chipped. This is the program for the two-day celebration of the opening of the New York Produce Exchange in a new building in lower Manhattan. Includes photos, engravings, speeches and songs. Good+.