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(MCNAMEE, JOHN; TAYLOR, PETER G.; ET AL; SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS)
Celebration of the Introduction of the Nassau Water, City of Brooklyn, April 27, 1859. (Program)
[Brooklyn, NY: 1859]. 1859]. [Brooklyn, NY: 1859]. 1859]. Fair. - sc Small quarto [approximately 11-3/4 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide]. A sheet of cream stock, 11-3/4 inches high by 18-1/2 inches wide, has been folded to form 4 sides, the 4th side being blank. The pages are somewhat darkened & lightly soiled with some staining & light foxing & the 2 leaves are detached. The program has been folded horizontally 3 times & is extremely fragile with tears to the margins at the folds. Fair.

Most of the program is devoted to listing the various city, village and county officers, police, fire companies and military personnel who are to take part in a procession led by the Grand Marshal H. B. Duryea. This is to be followed in the evening by a fireworks display and the illumination of city buildings with various delegations reporting to City Hall and the County Court Rooms.

Rare. Fair .

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Book number: 27734
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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; CITY OF BROOKLYN, NY; CELEBRATION OF THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NASSAU WATER; KINGS COUNTY; WATERWORKS; FIRE DEPARTMENT; PROGRAM; ORDER OF ARRANGEMENTS; PROCESSION; GRAND MARSHAL; H. B. DURYEA; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
(BREVOORT, J. CARSON, PRESIDENT; STEPHENSON, GEORGE S., TREASURER; HANNAH, GEORGE, LIBRARIAN; ET AL)
Fifth Annual Report of the Board of Directors, the Librarian, and the Treasurer, Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Long Island Historical Society, May, 1868. With the President's Address
Brooklyn, L.I.: Printed for the Society, 1868. 1868. Brooklyn, L.I.: Printed for the Society, 1868. 1868. Good. - Octavo, printed tan wrappers. The wraps are soiled & chipped with 2 ink notations on the front wrap & with pieces out of the rear wrap. The spine is perished & the wraps are nearly detached. 84 pages, unopened. The fore- edge is stained with small stains to the top corners & front edges of a few pages. The top page corners are bumped & there is a small piece out of the top corner of the last leaf. Good. Good .
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Book number: 17542
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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; LONG ISLAND; LONG ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY; 1868 ANNUAL MEETING; FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT; BOARD OF DIRECTORS; LIBRARIAN; TREASURER; PRESIDENT; OFFICERS; J. CARSON BREVOORT; GEORGE HANNAH; GEORGE S. STEPHENSON; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY

 
BEACH, ALLEN G
The Centennial Celebrations of the State of New York. Prepared Pursuant to a Concurrent Resolution of the Legislature of 1878 and Chapter 391 of the Laws of 1879, by Allen G. Beach, Secretary of State
Albany, NY: Weed, Parsons & Co. Printers, 1879. 1879. Albany, NY: Weed, Parsons & Co. Printers, 1879. 1879. Very good. - Large octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt with decorative initials in gilt on the front cover & in gilt with a vignette in gilt on the spine. The covers are bumped with the rear cover lightly rubbed. The spine is slightly faded with the head rubbed & the tail chipped & slightly frayed. iv, [i] & 459 pages. Illustrated in black-and-white with a title vignette & 17 plates, including a portrait frontispiece with a tissue guard. There is light staining to 1 blank & the page edges are slightly darkened. Despite its flaws, a very good, attractive copy.

First edition.

The book records proceedings of the New York Historical Society and proceedings at Kingston, Oriskany, Bemus Heights, the Old Fort at Schoharie, Schuylerville and Cherry Valley, as well as a commemoration of the occupation of the new Capitol. Very good .

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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; CENTENNIAL; CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS; SECRETARY OF STATE; ALLEN G. BEACH; NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY; KINGSTON; ORISKANY; BEMUS HEIGHTS; SCHOHARIE; OLD FORT; SCHUYLERVILLE; CHERRY VALLEY; OLD CAPITOL; NEW CAPITOL; ILLUSTRATIONS; PLATES; NI

 
BEAUCHAMP, WILLIAM M
Earthenware of the New York Aborigines. Bulletin of the New York State Museum. Vol. 5 No. 22. October, 1898
Albany, NY: University of the State of New York, 1898. 1898. Albany, NY: University of the State of New York, 1898. 1898. Good. - Small quarto [9-3/4 inches high by 7 inches wide], soft covers bound in printed cream wraps. The binding is darkened & soiled. A price is penciled on the front wrap & the printed price is obliterated in ink. There is a crease to the top corner of the rear wrap. Pages [73]-146 plus 32 black- and-white plates depicting 245 earthenware articles. The hinges are reinforced with linen tape, which is partially detached at either end. The title page is lacking. There is offsetting & some small stains to the Contents page. The top corners of the last 3 plates are creased with a tiny chip out of one of them. The last 2 leaves are lightly creased with a tiny chip out of each. Ex-library with a label on the spine, a library pocket on the inside front wrap & a library stamp at the foot of the Contents page. The wrappers have been laminated. Good working copy. Good .
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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: ARCHAEOLOGY; ARCHEOLOGY; NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM; NATIVE AMERICANS; EARTHENWARE OF THE NEW YORK ABORIIGINES; WILLIAM M. BEAUCHAMP; PLATES; ILLUSTRATIONS; BULLETIN; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 (THE PARK BOARD)., The City of New York, Department of Parks: Report for the Year 1903.
(THE PARK BOARD).
The City of New York, Department of Parks: Report for the Year 1903.
New York: Martin B. Brown, Printers, 1904. 1904. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt. The binding is lightly rubbed. 114 pages. Illustrated with tables. The title & the following page are foxed & there is very minor foxing to a few other pages. The bottom corners of the last text page & rear blank are creased. Very good. A comprehensive report covering transportation, water works, road work, buildings and structures, statues & plaques, zoos, plantings, acquisition of new parks and entertainment [including the programs of music presented in Central Park and elsewhere]. Very good .
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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; THE CITY OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF PARKS REPORT OF THE YEAR 1903.

 (THE BOROUGH OF THE BRONX)., History of the Bronx, Borough of Progress.
(THE BOROUGH OF THE BRONX).
History of the Bronx, Borough of Progress.
The Bronx, NY: The Borough of the Bronx, circa [1965]. [1965]. - Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover with the contents stapled to a printed green cover sheet. The top corners of the cover sheet are lightly creased & there are 2 pinholes where a 2nd staple has been removed. [i], 12 & [4] mechanically reproduced pages printed on one side only. The top right corners of the pages are creased. There is creasing & a tear to the left edge of the last page. Good. "The year, 1964, had a very special meaning for the County of The Bronx. It was a year that celebrated its birthday with a year-long Golden Jubilee [1914-1964] to expose its residents and to the nation at large the many facets of living, working and playing in The Bronx and the progress made in the last five decades." This first paragraph of the text is preceded by the lyrics of the official song of the jubilee by Herb Miller. The text was compiled with the assistance of an unnamed civic organization and was issued by the Office of the President of the Borough of The Bronx, the Honorable Joseph F. Periconi [the Honorable Vincent A. Starace, Deputy President]. Rare. Good .
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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; THE BRONX; HISTORY OF THE BRONX, BOROUGH OF PROGRESS; GOLDEN JUBILEE 1914-1964; OFFICIAL SONG OF THE JUBILEE; JOSEF F. PERICONI, PRESIDENT; VINCENT A. STARACE, DEPUTY PRESIDENT.

 
BROOKS, ERASTUS; ET AL
First Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands, / with Address by Hon. Erastus Brooks, Colonel Dawson, and Others. / Held at Newburgh, N.Y. , Feb. 22d, 1884
Newburgh, NY: E. M. Ruttenber & Son, Book and Job Printers, 1884. 1884. Newburgh, NY: E. M. Ruttenber & Son, Book and Job Printers, 1884. 1884. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed brown wraps. The wraps are bumped, soiled & chipped with a few small stains. There is a piece out of the top edge of the front wrap & its bottom corner is stained & creased. 20 pages. There is a small stain to the top edge of the title & a piece out of its bottom corner, else the contents are very good.

The introductory note states that "the exercises [at the First Annual Meeting] were mainly commemorative of the birthday of Washington", and the addresses in this pamphlet concern Washington, the Revolutionary War and slavery in the colonies. Very good .

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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; UPSTATE NEW YORK; HUDSON VALLEY; NEWBURGH, N.Y.; FIRST ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWBURGH BAY AND THE HIGHLANDS; ERASTUS BROOKS; COLONEL DAWSON; GEORGE WASHINGTON; REVOLUTIONARY WAR; SLAVERY; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENT

 BULL, HENRY J., History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Saranac, Clinton County, N.Y.
BULL, HENRY J.
History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Saranac, Clinton County, N.Y.
Publishedby the author, 1912. 1912. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The corners of the front wrap are lightly creased with a tiny chip to the front wrap & there is a small piece out of the tail of the spine. 54 & [1] pages. Illustrated with 4 black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece portrait of the author, and with tables. The corners of the first few leaves are lightly creased. Very good. First [and only] edition. Rare. Very good .
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Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NORTH COUNTRY; RELIGION; METHODISM; HISTORY OF THE FIRST METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF SARANAC, CLINTON COUNTY, N. Y. HENRY J. BULL; PLATES; PORTRAIT; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
BURNHAM, ALAN; EDITOR
New York Landmarks: A Study & Index of Architecturally Notable Structures in Greater New York
Middletown, CT: Weslyan University Press, (1963). (1963). Middletown, CT: Weslyan University Press, (1963). (1963). Very good. - Quarto, green paper covered boards backed with gray buckram & titled in green on the spine, in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The boards are bumped & lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is lightly soiled with a glue stain to the front flap & its bottom edge is lightly chipped with 2 short tears. xiv & 430 pages plus colophon. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

Second printing.

Published under the auspices of The Municipal Art Society of New York. Very good .

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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; GREATER NEW YORK; ARCHITECTURE; NEW YORK LANDMARKS; ALAN BURNHAM; ILLUSTRATIONS; BUILDINGS.

 
TRUSTEES OF ST. THOMAS'S CHURCH
Statement and Appeal of the Trustees of St. Thomas's Church, Brooklyn
New York: Printed by E. O. Jenkins, 114 Nassau Street, 1853. 1853. New York: Printed by E. O. Jenkins, 114 Nassau Street, 1853. 1853. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light yellow wrappers. The wraps are bumped & soiled with the top edge of the rear wrap chipped. The spine is chipped with pieces out of the head & tail. 39 pages. The bottom page corners are bumped & lightly stained. There is a tear to the bottom corner of page 7 & the front edge of page 19 is chipped. There is a light vertical crease to the wraps & to each leaf where the pamphlet has been folded. Good.

First edition. The church is appealing for the support of the Christian public in a controversy over its finances.

Scarce. Good .

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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; ST. THOMAS'S CHURCH; BROOKLYN; STATEMENT AND APPEAL OF THE TRUSTEES OF ST. THOMAS'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN; CHURCH FINANCES; CONTROVERSY; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
CLARY, MARTIN
Mid-Manhattan: 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
New York, NY: Forty-Second Street Property Owners and Merchants Association, Inc. 1929. 1929. New York, NY: Forty-Second Street Property Owners and Merchants Association, Inc. 1929. 1929. Good. - Quarto, black cloth titled in gilt with a vignette stamped in gilt on the front cover. The covers are bumped & dampstained with a white score mark to the rear cover. The spine is faded with the head chipped & the gilt titling on the spine is completely faded. 315 & [3] pages plus section on individual businesses & ads. Occasional light staining & soiling. Profuse black-and-white illustrations, many of them full-page, & pictorial ads. The contents are good.

Subtitled on the front cover, "The Multimillion area". Good .

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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; MANHATTAN; MID-MANHATTAN; BUSINESS; FORTY-SECOND STREET PROPERTY OWNERS AND MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION; MERCHANTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; ADS.

 
CLEARWATER, A. T., HON
Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of Kingston. High School Auditorium Kingston. March 29, 1872--April 2, 1922. [Together with a T.L. S. And the Original Mailing Envelope]
Kingston, NY: City of Kingston, 1922. 1922. Kingston, NY: City of Kingston, 1922. 1922. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY, AND WITH A T.L.S. FROM A. T. CLEARWATER, CITY OF KINGSTON HISTORIAN - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light blue wrappers. 33 & [5] pages. Very good.

This copy is inscribed and signed by the Kingston city historian A. T. Clearwater to Lieutenant William M. Clearwater on the title page. Clipped to the booklet is a typed letter signed, sending it to Lieutenant William M. Clearwater with the original mailing envelope: "Dear William: I send you a copy of the proceedings relative to the Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the incorporation of Kingston as a City, not because I delivered an address, but for that you may find some of the historical data worth preservation for future reference.." The letter is typed on a sheet of Clearwater's personalized letterhead and is dated "August 31st, 1922" . Very good .

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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; UPSTATE NEW YORK; HUDSON VALLEY; KINGSTON, NY; HISTORY OF KINGSTON; CELEBRATION OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INCORPORATION OF KINGSTON; MAYOR WALTER P. CRANE; HON. A. T. CLEARWATER; CITY OF KINGSTON HISTORIAN; INSCRIBED; SIGNED; SIGN

 
(CLEARWATER, WILLIAM M.).
Some Notes About the Coffee House: A Private Club.
New York: The Coffee House, 1949. 1949. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial folding yellowish tan wraps illustrated in black by John Held, Jr. with a picture of 2 gentlemen entering The Coffee House on the front wrap and a vignette of a coffee-drinker on the rear wrap. The corners of the covers are very slightly bumped. [28] pages. Illustrated with a full-page facsimile. Very good. These notes on The Coffee House, which was founded in December 1915, consist mainly of a list of members with their addresses. Also included are a brief history and the rules of the club,"Rule Six being that there shall be No Rules". This copy belonged to William M. Clearwater who is included in the list of members. Laid in is a note addressed to him in New York City from the director of Herbert Johnson, Hatters, in London, advising him that "your Bowler is ready and I will put it up on the shelf awaiting your call when you are next in London. Very good .
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Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; MANHATTAN; PRIVATE CLUB; THE COFFEE HOUSE; WILLIAM M. CLEARWATER, MEMBER; LIST OF MEMBERS; RULES; COVER ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN HELD, JR.; FACSIMILE; TYPED NOTE SIGNED FROM LONDON HATTERS.

 NEW YORK [STATE] HUDSON RIVER VALLEY COMMISSION., An Environmental Approach to Identifying Significant Sites in the Hudson River Valley.
NEW YORK [STATE] HUDSON RIVER VALLEY COMMISSION.
An Environmental Approach to Identifying Significant Sites in the Hudson River Valley.
(Tarrytown, NY): The Commission, 1970. 1970. - Oblong quarto [8-5/8 inches high by 10-7/8 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial black-and-white wrappers. The binding is slightly darkened & soiled with the remnants of a label on the front wrap at top left. 32 pages. Profuse photographic illustrations & maps in black, white & brown. From the Regional Plan Association Library with a library stamp on each cover & a pocket on the inside rear cover. Good. Rare in commerce. Good .
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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; UPSTATE NEW YORK; HUDSON RIVER; AN ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH TO IDENTIFYING SIGNIFICANT SITES IN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY; HUDSON RIVER VALLEY COMMISSION; ILLUSTRATIONS; MAPS.

 
CROSBY, HOWARD
The City's Disease and Remedy. A Sermon. Preached in the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, on Thanksgiving Day, November 29, 1883, by Howard Crosby, Pastor
New York: Anson D. F. Randolph & Company, [1883]. [1883]. New York: Anson D. F. Randolph & Company, [1883]. [1883]. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wrappers. The wraps are lightly bumped & soiled with their edges darkend & with a few light stains to the front wrap. The spine is chipped & the wraps are partially detached. 13 pages. The contents are very good.

First edition.

Howard Crosby [1826- 1891] was an American preacher and teacher, great-grandson of Judge Joseph Crosby of Massachusetts and of General William Floyd of New York, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Crosby was professor of Greek at New York University in 1851 and in 1859 was appointed professor of Greek at Rutgers College. Two years later he was ordained pastor of the first Presbyterian Church. From 1863 until his death he was pastor of Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. Crosby took a prominent part in politics. He was a founder and the first president of the New York Society for the Prevention of Crime, and pleaded for better management of Indian affairs. In this sermon, he preaches against crime in New York City and the corruption of judges and city officials. He urges the citizens to support the Society for the Prevention of Crime. Very good .

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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; HOWARD CROSBY; SERMON; THE CITY'S DISEASE AND REMEDY; LAW; CORRUPTION; NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRIME; FOURTH AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH; PASTOR; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION

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