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1 "The Vanderbilt System" for Shippers and Travellers between the Atlantic Seaboard and the West, Northwest and Southwest. 1887
New York F. B. Miller 1887 First Edition Thus Decorated Cloth Very Good 
Oblong, 22 by 30 cm. [3], 112, [2], 21 pp. Eight photographic plates, including two of the original Grand Central Station, completed in 1871, and the remainder of Niagara Falls, which the New York Central promoted successfully as a tourist destination to augment ticket sales. Many other illustrations of tourist points of interest along the various railroad routes, plus ads with illustrations of hotel accommodations and the like. One folding map of New York State and its railroad lines. The emphasis of the book is on the New York Central, its trunk line and subsidiary lines between New York and Chicago, but the last section of the book is devoted to the Boston & Albany Railroad Department, which was a major route then. The contents, besides the extensive tourist information, includes information about the businesses themselves, their history, their leadership and corporate organization, and many advertisements for hotels, financial services, railroad cars, miscellaneous furnishings and dry goods. One ad features a touch of color printing. This publication is something of a hybrid, intended to function as both a promotion and a reference. Given its ephemeral nature, it is an uncommon title. Hinges repaired. Soiling and wear to the green cloth binding. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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2 New York World's Fair 1939
New York Lord and Thomas 1936 Cloth Very Good 
Large elephantine folio sized book (24 by 19 inches) on plans for the upcoming New York World's Fair, which dazzled crowds with its many futuristic designs and conceptions, introduced to the public television and other then stupendous new inventions, and came as the interwar peace was drawing to a close. The prospectus, for that is what it is, is full of bold Art Deco illustrations, some brightly colored. Perhaps most exciting is the double paged overhead panoramic shot of the entire city and beyond. Unpaginated, 34 pp. The boards are dusty, with edge and corner wear. Otherwise, clean and crisp. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Sliced Objects
3 Sliced Objects
New York Selchow & Righter Very Good Plus 
Paper. Circa 1870s word game with 72 pieces, each with a letter and part of a picture illustration one of twelve words (11 of the pieces have no letter and add to the width of the pictorial for the words "bridge" and "coach". The pieces, or "slices" as they are called, are 7.25 by 1.25 inches each. Several of the illustrations relate to specific New York City locations: St. Paul's Church between Vesey and Fulton Streets, the statue of Washington in Union Square, the High Bridge spanning the Harlem River, the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, and the "Stevens" House, which is a typical neo-Gothic pile such as once populated Fifth Avenue. It is quite conceivable that some of the other items too had a specific New York context, but I have not been able to establish that as yet. The words are: coach, yacht, boat, fort, house, fountain, bridge, car, dam, statue, engine, and church. All the illustrations have delightful color and would work well framed and hung on a wall. The box housing the pieces provides instructions for the game underneath the lid along with black and white illustrations of each object. All the pieces are present, and most are clean, with a few having some minor soilage. The box has the usual wear along edges and soilage of the top illustration. The box has had some repair, with one edge of the lid a slightly different color, but overall it has integrity as a box and if treated respectfully, should remain attractively so. The box measures 9 by 8 by 1 inch. Quite an extraordinary rare game with special interest for Gothamites. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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4 [Faux Book Bank] Book in Thrift VIII

Issued by the Binghamton Savings Bank, Binghamton, N.Y. and bearing the Roman imperial figure similar to that on a silver dollar of the day. The bottom edge indicates that the box was made or sold by the Bankers Utilities Co. and was patented in July, 1923, and the ornamental styling on the boards of the box are very much Art Deco-ish such as one sees in the imposing bank buildings of the era. This is an eye-catching faux book, with this ornamentation and the red leather field. To open a key was used. (No key remains.) 4.5 by 3.5 inches in size. Some minor edgewear. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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[Victorian Dance Card] Annual Summer-Night's Festival of the James Everard Club, at Terrace Garden, Wenesday Evening, June 7th, '76 Music by Prof. T. H. Joyce
5 [Victorian Dance Card] Annual Summer-Night's Festival of the James Everard Club, at Terrace Garden, Wenesday Evening, June 7th, '76 Music by Prof. T. H. Joyce
New York T. F. Eagan, printer 1876 Near Fine 
A restrained dance card from the U.S. Centennial year with the club's monogram the primary decorative element on the front cover, and "1876" surrounded by calligraphic tracery, appears on the back cover. Within is a four page program listing the order of dances, and on the last page the officers of the club. Nothing otherwise is known about the James Everard Club. The Terrace Garden, where the dance was held, was probably one of the large open-aired restaurants and/or beer halls so popular in New York in the late 19th century. The dance card opens in notepad style with the spine on top. Other than light soiling to the pink cover, the card is in a wonderful shape of prerservation. With its tasseled string still attached. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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[Victorian Dance Card] Forty-Seventh Annual Ball of the Thistle Benevolent Association at Lyric Hall, Friday Evening, Jan. 10, '79 Music by Professor Wm. Robertson
6 [Victorian Dance Card] Forty-Seventh Annual Ball of the Thistle Benevolent Association at Lyric Hall, Friday Evening, Jan. 10, '79 Music by Professor Wm. Robertson
New York presumed 1879 Fine 
An ornate dance card decorated with lace, silk ribbon and a chromolithographic die-cut centerpiece and gilt borders on the front cover. The style is very much akin to Valentine's Cards of the period. Within is a four page program listing dances and Supper to be served from 11 to 2 and on the back, the names of officers of the association, all now obscure personages. The Thistle Benevolent Association, which obviously goes back to 1832, was incorporated in 1851 to provide assistance to "the deserving poor". The card is in a fine state of preservation, with the requisite string also intact. The only very minor issue is a small spot in which the rear endpaper is lost. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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7 [Victorian Dance Card] Sixth Annual Ball of the Electric Club, at Harmonie Rooms, 139 145 Essex Street, On Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 28th, 1877. Music By Boswald.
1877 Near Fine 
This dance card is notable for two reasons that have little to do with the design of the card per se -- namely, as a very early celebration of electricity -- it precedes the creation of the Edison Company by a year, and yet it is the Sixth Annual Ball, and further, it predates by eight years the known incorporation of the Electric Club; and as probably an early relic from the Jewish immigrant community that was to cram the Lower East Side in the years following. The card is also a handsome specimen of paper Victoriana, with its shaped textured paper with cartonnage relief work and its chromo oval cameos on both its front and back. The card, which is 10.5 by 7 cm and bound by a string, with a tassel attached, has four pages of content within, with the obligatory list of dances and the names of the men in charge of the event and/or active in the Club. Light soiling to the cover. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Valentine's Manual of Old New York. 1924, Brown, Henry Collins, Editor
8 Brown, Henry Collins, Editor Valentine's Manual of Old New York. 1924
New York Valentine's Manual Inc. 1924 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
Book. 8vo - over 7. xix, 386 pp. Many illustrations, some in color. Many interesting articles about Old Gotham, as was dependably provided by this publication. Full blue morocco binding, a presentation copy, presented to John McHugh, whose name is in gilt below city insignia on front board. Book is tight, plates are bright. Spine with five raised bands. Some wear to spine. Marbled endpapers. Boards are bright. 
Price: 180.00 USD
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Valentine's Manual of Old New York. No. 6, New Series:  1922, Brown, Henry Collins, Editor
9 Brown, Henry Collins, Editor Valentine's Manual of Old New York. No. 6, New Series: 1922
New York Valentine's Manual Inc. 1922 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Book. 8vo - over 7. xix, 325 pp. Many illustrations, some in color, some fold-out, with one extra long fold-out panorama of 42nd Street, north facing, 1876. Another of Old Trinity Church. Many interesting articles about Old Gotham, as was dependably provided by this publication. Dampstain in lower corner on most pages but with only a small number of pages with the slight warp or waviness that can come from such. Book is tight, plates are bright. Dark blue morocco over green boards. Bound by Stikeman & Co. of New York. Spine with five raised bands. Leather seems slightly dulled but no concrete issue besides. Despite dampstain issue, this is a very good copy. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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Valentine's Manual of Old New York. No. 7, New Series:  1923, Brown, Henry Collins, Editor
10 Brown, Henry Collins, Editor Valentine's Manual of Old New York. No. 7, New Series: 1923
New York Valentine's Manual Inc. 1923 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
Book. 8vo - over 7. xix, 366, [1] pp. Many illustrations, some in color. Many interesting articles about Old Gotham, as was dependably provided by this publication. Full blue morocco binding, a presentation copy, presented to John McHugh, whose name is in gilt below city insignia on front board. Book is tight, plates are bright. Spine with five raised bands. Some wear to spine. Boards are bright. 
Price: 180.00 USD
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11 Browne, Junius Henri The Great Metropolis: A Mirror of New York. A Complete History of Metropolitan Life and Society, with Sketches of Prominent Places, Persons and Things in the City as They Actually Exist
Hartford, CT American Publishing Company 1869 Hardcover Good Minus 
Book. 700 + 4 ad pp. Trove of great info on New York of yore, with contemporary accounts of the "Dead Beats", Cornelius Vanderbilt, other magnates, the Five Points, hotels of the day, horseracing, matchmakers, charities, crime, etc. Considerable shelfwear and soilage to boards and spine, with threads of cloth frayed along edges. Front hinge a bit loose in lower region. Text block otherwise tight. Pages very toned, as per type of paper, but otherwise generally clean, with some occasional stains. Foreedges a bit grimier. Still, better than a "reading copy". Interior good, exterior fair. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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12 Dash, Mike Satan's Circus: Murder, Vice, Police Corruption and New York's Trial of the Century
New York Crown Publishers 2007 1400054710 / 9781400054718 First Edition Hardcover Like New Like New Jacket Jacket 
Book. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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13 Floyd-Jones, Thos. Backward Glances. Reminiscences of an Old New- Yorker
New York Privately Published 1914 First Edition Cloth Near Fine 
8vo. xxxi, 275 pp. Personal account of New York City history, with an emphasis on the equine (horse-racing, trotter) scene, but touching on many other aspects of Old New York. The extensive index is very handy in locating a vast miscellany of New York life of the mid- to late19th century. Also with illustrated plates, mostly of equine interest. Light soiling to the gray cloth. Clean and tight within. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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A History of New-York, From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, . . . The Author's Revised Edition. Complete in One Volume, Irving, Washington [pseudonym:  Diedrich Knickerbocker]
14 Irving, Washington [pseudonym: Diedrich Knickerbocker] A History of New-York, From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, . . . The Author's Revised Edition. Complete in One Volume
New York G. P. Putnam & Company 1857 Decorated Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 19 by 13.5 cm. 454 pp. This was a volume issued as part of a set but the only indication that there was a set is on the half-title; it functions perfectly well as a standalone volume. Small cloth loss along front joint. Age toning to pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Lockwood, Sarah New York: Not So Little and Not So Old
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1926 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket Ilonka Karsz 
4to - over 9. Book. x + 197 pp. Charming maps in flypaper, and also on front board (paper pasted on board). Colorful, light-hearted history of city, highlighting some of its landmarks of the day, full of interesting trivia. Quite scarce! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Our Amateur Circus, McVickar, H.W.  [Harry Whitney]
16 McVickar, H.W. [Harry Whitney] Our Amateur Circus
New York Harper Brothers 1892 Cloth Very Good Minus 
Oblong, 19 by 26 cm. Unpaginated. 24 leaves, each of a glossy card stock, plus tissue guards with humorous captions. A most colorful send-up of the pretensions and excesses of the Gilded Age New York 400, the creation of Ward McAllistar, whose book "Society as I Have Found It" can be espied from the window of a gilded coach near the beginning. The pageantry is filled with caricatures of some of its members such as J. J. Astor, Charles Dana, etc. Many of the faces may be obscure and forgotten today, but this hardly matters for an appreciation of the satire and amusement. Following three colorful pages each serving as a title (would it be title, half-title and then quarter-title?), a page with apocryphal coats-of-arms, following by three double sided illustrations of a circus parade. With these pages the tissue is attached above and is lifted vertically. Following come various circus acts, the captions written like an abbreviated circus master's announcements, poking fun of the various activities of the moneyed set -- polo, opera going, balls, courting. The final leaf is a short listing of Harper Brother's publications. Printed with a chromotypographic process, the color throughout is bright and infectious. Very clean within. The silk moire cloth is tattered or worn through along the edges and spine extremities. Tears repaired by the latter. 
Price: 285.00 USD
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17 Schoener, Allon Portal to America: The Lower East Side 1870 - 1975. Photogaphs & Chronicles. The Epic First America for Millions of Immigrants
New York, Chicago, San Francisco Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1967 Hardcover Near Fine Fair Jacket Jacket 
Book. Great photographic compilation of poverty, struggle, hope of mostly Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe but taking in other ethnicities as well. Also anthology of period periodical articles. A fitting companion to Irving Howe study published later. Fine, but for a few tiny corner folds affecting a few pages. DJ of material used in paper bags generally intact but small loss at spine extremities and tear and hole in mid-spine region, making it a fair DJ. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Jumel Mansion, Shelton, William Henry
18 Shelton, William Henry The Jumel Mansion
Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin Company 1916 First Limited Edition Decorated Cloth Near Fine 
4to - over 9. Book. Limited edition of 800. Subtitle: Being a full History of the House on Harlem Heights built by Roger Morris before the Revolution. Together with some account of its more notable occupants.Illustrated. xii,257 pp. Large octavo, green cloth, gilt-stamped title to spine, with picture of Mansion on front board, a true delight in this copy, which is bright and vivid. Binding tight, pages clean. One flaw: rear board, one inch down from top, there is a small spot where green cloth worn through. Otherwise, it would be a fine copy. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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19 Shelton, William Henry The Jumel Mansion
Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin Company 1916 First Limited Edition Decorated Cloth Very Good 
Limited edition of 800. Subtitle: Being a full History of the House on Harlem Heights built by Roger Morris before the Revolution. Together with some account of its more notable occupants.Illustrated. xii,257 pp. Large octavo, green cloth, gilt-stamped title to spine, with picture of Mansion on front board, a true delight in this copy, which is bright and vivid. Binding tight, pages clean. Cloth with some wear and light to moderate soiling. 
Price: 160.00 USD
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20 Smith, Matthew Hale Sunshine and Shadow in New York
Hartford, CT J. B. Burr and Company 1868 First Edition Cloth Good Plus 
8vo. 712 pp. + 2 pp of ads. Compendium of New York institutions of day, Wall Street, Alexander Stewart, clubs, moneycracy, morality of city, Harper Brothers the publisher, John Jacob Astor, Beecher, crime, the police, Cornelius Vanderbilt, detectives, Blackmailing, the Five Points, the Bowery, sailors, Fernando Wood, the new Central Park, the lowly, gambling, and on and on. A must for anyone with a passion for old New York. Purple boards soiled. Boards remain attractive, spine less so. While there is slight looseness to front hinge, still reasonable tight and pages clean, if very toned. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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