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MACATAMNEY, HUGH
Cradle Days of New York (1609-1825)
New York: Drew & Lewis, Publishers, (1909). (1909). New York: Drew & Lewis, Publishers, (1909). (1909). Good. - Octavo, tan cloth titled in gilt within a gilt frame on the front cover. The binding is soiled & heavily bumped & the head of the spine is chipped. iv , [vi] & pages 11-230. The pastedowns, endpapers & title are soiled with 2 owner's address labels & a partially erased red pencil notation on the front pastedown & 2 tears to the paper of the rear pastedown. The page edges are slightly darkened with the front margin of 1 leaf roughed & the bottom page corners in the rear third of the book creased. Black-and-white illustrations, including a frontispiece. Good only.

First edition. Good .

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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY; CRADLE DAYS OF NEW YORK; HUGH MACATAMNEY; ILLUSTRATIONS; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
MACCRACKEN, HENRY NOBLE
Blithe Dutchess: The Flowering of an American County from 1812
New York: Hastings House, 1958. 1958. New York: Hastings House, 1958. 1958. Very good. - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine, in a dust wrapper. The book is slightly cocked. The dust jacket is soiled & lightly spotted with the spine slightly darkened & the top edge chipped. There is a short tear & a crease to the top edge of the rear panel. x & 500 pages with an errata slip mounted on the rear endpaper. There is an owner's inscription on the half-title & the endpapers are lightly foxed with light offsetting to the front endpaper. Illustrated with black-and-white vignettes & with a folding map in a pocket mounted on the rear pastedown. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition.

Signed by the author on the half-title. Very good .

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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; UPSTATE NEW YORK; DUTCHESS COUNTY; HISTORY; HENRY NOBLE MACCRACKEN; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; ILLUSTRATIONS; MAP; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
MATHEWS, J. M
An Address Before the Association of the Alumni of the University of the City of New-York. June 26, 1855. By J. M Mathews, D.D. Published at the Request of the Association
New-York: Printed by Daniel Fanshaw, 35 Ann-street, corner of Nassau, 1856. 1856. New-York: Printed by Daniel Fanshaw, 35 Ann-street, corner of Nassau, 1856. 1856. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wrappers. The spine & extremities are darkened with pieces out of the head & tail of the spine. The wraps are soiled & lightly chipped with a few brown stains. The top & bottom inch of each wrap is detached. 26 pages. The contents are clean & bright. Good. Good .
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Book number: 17537
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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; EDUCATION; UNIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK; AN ADDRESS BEFORE THE ASSOCIATION OF THE ALUMNI; J. M. MATHEWS; SPEECH; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
MINES, JOHN FLAVEL
A Tour Around New York and My Summer Acre. Being the Recreations of Mr, Felix Oldboy
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1893. 1893. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1893. 1893. Good. - Octavo, pictorial blue cloth titled in gilt with an illustration in black on the front cover. The binding is rubbed at the extremities with a small white stain to each cover. The spine is faded. xviii & 518 plus 2- page publisher's catalog. Black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece with tissue guard and numerous full-page & textual illustrations in black & white. There is a previous owner's name & date in pencil on the front endpaper. There are a very few pencil markings in the text with occasional soiling. The page edges are slightly darkened. Good.

Sketches written by Colonel John Flavel Mines for newspaper publication. Good .

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Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; A Tour Around New York and My Summer Acre. Being the Recreations of Mr, Felix Oldboy; JOHN FLAVEL MINES; PLATES; ILLUSTRATIONS; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
MURLIN, EDGAR L
The New York Ballot Reform Law / and the City and Rural Registry Law; Also Other New Election Laws, with Suggestions to Political Committees and Election Officers
Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1890. 1890. Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1890. 1890. Good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are bumped & soiled with staining to the front wrap & pieces out of both wraps. The spine is heavily chipped with a piece out of the head. 140 & [2] pages with a sample ballot laid in. There is a date stamp & stain on the inside front wrap. There are a few pencil markings in the text. The top page corners are lightly creased & there is a tiny tear to the top edge of the last leaf. Good.

Fifth edition. Scarce. Good .

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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; LAW; ELECTION LAW; THE NEW YORK BALLOT REFORM LAW; CITY AND RURAL REGISTRY LAW; EDGAR L. MURLIN; SAMPLE BALLOT; 19TH CENTURY; NINETEENTH CENTURY.

 
MURPHY, HENRY CRUSE; ET AL
Proceedings at the Dinner Given by the Citizens of Brooklyn at the Mansion House on the 5th of August, 1857, to the Hon. Henry C. Murphy, Previously to His Departure on the Mission As Minister to the Netherlands
Brooklyn: I. Van Anden, Printer, 1857. 1857. Brooklyn: I. Van Anden, Printer, 1857. 1857. Very good. - Octavo, tan cloth titled in gilt between gilt bands with decorations in gilt on the spine and with a vignette coat of arms in gilt on the front cover & decorations in blind on both covers. All the edges are gilt. The covers are lightly rubbed with a few small stains. The gilt on the spine is faded & its head & tail are slightly chipped. 90 pages. There is occasional minor foxing. A very good, attractive copy.

First edition, "Printed for private distribution".

Henry Cruse Murphy [1810-1882] was an American politician and historian. A native of Brooklyn, he became city attorney and in 1842, mayor. The following year he became a member of Congress. He was elected a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1846 and in 1852 was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President. He was appointed Minister to the Netherlands in 1957 and, on his return in 1861, he served for six terms in the New York State Senate. He is best known for his researches into the early Colonial history of New York.

Rare. Very good .

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Book number: 17192
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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; BROOKLYN; HENRY CRUSE MURPHY; POLITICIAN; HISTORIAN; STATE SENATOR; MINISTER TO THE NETHERLANDS; PROCEEDINGS AT THE DINNER GIVEN BY THE CITIZENS OF BROOKLYN AT THE MANSION HOUSE ON THE 5TH OF AUGUST, 1957, TO THE HON. HENRY

 NORTH, EDWARD P., Report of Water Purveyor North to Commissioner Brookfield on Repaving Streets in New York City with Asphalt, During 1895, Together with Comments of the Press.
NORTH, EDWARD P.
Report of Water Purveyor North to Commissioner Brookfield on Repaving Streets in New York City with Asphalt, During 1895, Together with Comments of the Press.
(New York City, NY): (1895). (1895). - Octavo, softcover bound in printed pink wraps. the edges of the wraps are faded & their bottom corners are chipped. There is a tiny chip to the head of the spine & a short tear to the tail. 28 pages. The contents are very good. Good .
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Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; WATER PURVEYOR EDWARD P. NORTH; COMMISSIONER BROOKFIELD; REPORT ON REPAVING STREETS IN NEW YORK CITY WITH ASPHALT; REPLACE STONE STREETS; PRESS COMMENTS; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
(TRINITY CHURCH). NOXON, JAMES
Speech of the Hon. James Noxon, of Onondaga, on the Trinity Church Bill. Delivered March 26, 1857
Albany [NY]: Weed, Parsons & Company, Printers, 1857. 1857. Albany [NY]: Weed, Parsons & Company, Printers, 1857. 1857. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wrappers. The wraps are darkened, soiled & chipped with pieces out, including a long strip out of the front edge of the front wrap. The spine is heavily chipped with pieces out & the wraps are detached at the head & tail. 49 pages. There is scattered light staining & the bottom page corners are lightly bumped. Good only.

Noxon addresses the New York State Senate on a dispute that has arisen between Trinity Church and the State about the church's use of its property and its conduct of its affairs and whether these may be regulated by the State. Good .

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Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; TRINITY CHURCH; CORPORATION OF TRINITY; CHURCH PROPERTY; LAW; HON. JAMES NOXON OF ONONDAGA; SPEECH; ADDRESS; NEW YORK STATE SENATE; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
NUTTING, WALLACE
New York Beautiful. Illustrated by the Author with Pictures of Rural New York with Special Reference to Their Authentic Features and Old Life
Garden City, NY: Published in association with Old America Company by Garden City Publishing, Inc. (1936). (1936). Garden City, NY: Published in association with Old America Company by Garden City Publishing, Inc. (1936). (1936). Very good. - Large octavo, tan cloth with a vignette in brown on the front cover. The covers are very slightly bumped. vi, [1] leaf & 305 pages. There are an owner's ink ownership notations on the front pastedown. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good. Very good .
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Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK BEAUTIFUL; WALLACE NUTTING; ILLUSTRATIONS; RURAL NEW YORK; HISTORY OF NEW YORK STATE.

 
THE NEW YORK OBSERVER.
The New York Observer Year Book 1872. (Cover Title).
New York: Sidney E. Morse, Jr. & Company, (1871). (1871). - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers with an illustration of the New York Observer building on the front cover & of the Equitable Life Assurance Society on the rear cover. The wraps are stained & chipped with a tear to the top inner corner of the rear wrap. The spine is torn with pieces out. 200 pages. Illustrated in black & white with tables & pictorial ads. There is some light rippling to the pages with some light vertical creasing. Good.

Among the contents are statistics and directories prepared by the various departments of the newspaper, including the Astronomical, Civil and Commercial, Ecclesiastical, Educational, Agricultural and Insurance Departments. Among the many advertisements are pictorial ads for Remington guns, Gold Medal threshing machines, John Stevens street cars and omnibuses, Singer sewing machines and several life insurance companies. Fair .

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Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; JOURNALISM; NEWSPAPERS; YEAR BOOKS; THE NEW YORK OBSERVER YEAR BOOK 1872; ADS; PICTORIAL ADS; DIRECTORIES; STATISTICS; CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD OF EVENTS; ASTRONOMY; RELIGION; AGRICULTURE; EDUCATION; INSURANCE; NINETEENTH CENTU

 
(VILLAGE OFFICERS)
The Charter, by-Laws and Ordinances of the Village of New Rochelle, Amendments and Revisions, 1891. (Cover Title)
New Rochelle, NY: James H. Smith, Steam Book and Job Printers, 1891. 1891. New Rochelle, NY: James H. Smith, Steam Book and Job Printers, 1891. 1891. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in reddish brown wrappers. The rear wrap is lacking. The front wrap is chipped, soiled & darkened around the edges with small stains & with pieces out. 135 pages. The fore-edge is foxed & stained with small stains to the front edges of a number of pages. The page corners are bumped & there is some light creasing to the top edges of the leaves. A good working copy. Good .
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Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW ROCHELLE; THE CHARTER, BY-LAWS AND ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF NEW ROCHELLE, Amendments and Revisions, 1891; VILLAGE OFFICERS; village government; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
PAULDING, WILLIAM, JR. (1770-1854)
Document Signed by William Paulding, Jr. , Mayor of New York City
New York: July 1st, 1825. 1825. New York: July 1st, 1825. 1825. Good. - Check, 4-1/8 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide, paid to Arthur Burtis, "Super' Alms House & Officers". Signed by the mayor "Wm. Paulding, Jr." and by 2 others. Endorsed by the payee on the verso "Arthur Burtis" & with a perforated cancellation stamp. The left side of the check is a bit darkened with the top left corner creased & a small piece out of the bottom left corner.

William Paulding, Jr. [1770-1854] studied law, was admitted to the bar and began practice in New York. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 12th Congress, holding office from 1811-1813. He served in the War of 1812 and was a delegate to the New York constitutional convention of 1821. He was adjutant general of the State of New York and, from 1824-1826, Mayor of New York City. Good .

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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK CITY; MAYOR; WILLIAM SPAULDING, JR.; DOCUMENT SIGNED; DS; D.S.; SIGNED CHECK; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; ARTHUR BURTIS; ALMS HOUSE SUPERINTENDENT; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
PERK, ABNER
Merry Maple Leaves / or a Summer in the Country
New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1872. 1872. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1872. 1872. Good. - Small quarto [9-3/8 inches high by 7-3/8 inches wide], pictorial blue cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine with a vignette in gilt on the front cover & in blind on the rear cover. The spine & extremities are darkened with the head & tail of the spine lightly chipped. The covers are rubbed & stained. 37 & [1] leaves, printed on one side only. There is an illustration in black & white on each leaf, followed by some brief text & a quotation. There is a gift inscription dated 1873 on the front endpaper. There is occasional foxing & light soiling with staining to several pages. Good.

A fictionalized account of a summer in the country in upstate New York with delightful illustrations. Among the locations mentioned are Sharon Springs, the Mohawk Valley and Otsego Lake in Otsego County. Good .

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Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; UPSTATE NEW YORK; SHARON SPRINGS; MOHAWK VALLEY; OTSEGO LAKE; OTSEGO COUNTY; MERRY MAPLE LEAVES OR A SUMMER IN THE COUNTRY; ILLUSTRATIONS; QUOTATIONS; ABNER PERK; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 PIERREPONT, HENRY EVELYN. (1808-1888). CALLED "THE FIRST CITIZEN OF BROOKLYN", HE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF AMERICA'S FIRST CITY PLANNERS., Autograph Letter About a Centennial Celebration in New Haven Signed by Brooklyn City Planner Henry Evelyn Pierrepont.
PIERREPONT, HENRY EVELYN. (1808-1888). CALLED "THE FIRST CITIZEN OF BROOKLYN", HE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF AMERICA'S FIRST CITY PLANNERS.
Autograph Letter About a Centennial Celebration in New Haven Signed by Brooklyn City Planner Henry Evelyn Pierrepont.
Brooklyn, NY: 13th May, 1868. 1868. - Letter penned in black ink and filling the first side of a sheet of cream-colored letterhead folded to form 4 sides, each 7 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. The Pierrepont family crest is embossed at the top of the first side. Signed "Henry Pierrepont". The left side of the letter is slightly darkened with a piece out of the left margin, barely grazing one letter of the text. The bottom right corner is chipped. Folded twice for mailing. Good. Pierrepont sends to A. Benedict Davenport "a copy of the centennial celebration of the occupation of the Pierrepont Mansion in New Haven, thinking it might interest you, as it contains a photograph of James Pierrepont who married your ancestor Abigail Davenport." The family crest at the head of the letter bears the motto "Pie repone te" [Repose in pious confidence]. Henry Evelyn Pierrepont [1808-1888] was called "the first citizen of Brooklyn". Following the incorporation of the City of Brooklyn in 1834, he was made Chairman of the Commission to lay out the streets of the city. The plan would include sites for eleven public parks, and set aside the hilly terminal glacial moraines above Gowanus Creek as the potential location for a large landscaped cemetery. Pierrepont is considered to be one of America's first city planners. Rare. Good .
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Catalogue: New York State
Keywords: NEW YORK CITY; BROOKLYN; HENRY EVELYN PIERREPONT; FIRST CITIZEN OF BROOKLYN; CITY PLANNER; PIERREPONT MANSION, NEW HAVEN, CT; AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED; ALS; A.L.S.; SIGNATURE; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 PRUYN, JOHN V. L. (1811-1877). PRESIDENT OF THE ALBANY INSTITUTE FROM 1857. DEMOCRATIC U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FROM NEW YORK FROM 1863 TO 1865., Autograph Letter Signed by Congressman and President of the Albany Institute John V.L. Pruyn.
PRUYN, JOHN V. L. (1811-1877). PRESIDENT OF THE ALBANY INSTITUTE FROM 1857. DEMOCRATIC U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FROM NEW YORK FROM 1863 TO 1865.
Autograph Letter Signed by Congressman and President of the Albany Institute John V.L. Pruyn.
Albany, NY: August 6th, 1877. 1877. Albany, NY: August 6th, 1877. 1877. Good. - Approximately 40 words penned in black ink & filling 1 side of a sheet of cream-colored paper folded to form 4 sides, each 6-1/2 inches high by 4 inches wide. Signed "John V. L. Pruyn". The paper is slightly darkened and there are 2 small stains to the left edge of the letter with additional stains & several notations on the 3 blank sides. Folded once for mailing. Good.

Pruyn writes to John E. Page of the "Young Mens Assn" thanking him for sending a check for $500 for three months' rent. He notes that absence has prevented him from acknowledging it sooner.

John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn [1811-1877] was a New York Democratic politician of Dutch descent, Van Schaick, Lansing and Pruyn all being prominent Dutch family names in upstate New York. Pruyn was U.S. representative from New York from December 1863 to March 1865. He was elected a member of the Albany Institute in 1831 and served as its president from 1857 until his death. Good .

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Keywords: NEW YORK STATE; NEW YORK POLITICIAN; NEW YORK STATE SENATOR; U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FROM NEW YORK; AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY PRESIDENT OF THE ALBANY INSTITUTE JOHN V. L. PRUYN; ALS; A.L.S.; SIGNATURE; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

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