James Hurley, Books: New York City History
found: 9 books

 
BIRMINGHAM, STEPHEN
"Our Crowd": The Great Jewish Families of New York
New York, Evanston and London, Harper & Row, Publishers. 1967. Hardcover. Book, 440pp, Family Business Tree on endpapers, Preface, 16 pages of monochrome illustrations from photographs and prints, index. 8vo/22cm. Blue cloth gilt, lettering a bit faded, lightly worn, in edgeworn dj, with old dampstain on back, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. An insightful look into the lives of New York's Jewish elites. Stephen Birmingham (1932- ) has written extensively about America's upper classes. This was the first of his more than thirty books. Very Good.
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Book number: 005105
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1664]
Keywords: New York Jewish Families Elites Social History 440pp,

 
CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE
The Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York: An Hundred Year Record 1835-1935
New York, The Saint Nicholas Society. 1935. Hardcover. Book, Limited and numbered edition: Number 114 of 800, belonging to Charles H. Wenman (1868-1951) who was a close business and personal assistant to Stuyvesant Fish, President of the Illinois Central Railroad and the 38th President of the Society. xii, 132pp, colored frontis illustration of the St. Nicholas Society flag, many monochrome illustrations from photographs and drawings, appendix listing officers, stewards, members and former members. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Orange cloth gilt with blue and white decoration over seal of Society, slightly faded at spine and toward edges, internally fine. Many of the personal papers of Charles H. Wenman are in the Collections of the Brooklyn Historical Society. Fine.
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Book number: 004868
USD 63.54 [Appr.: EURO 54 | £UK 48.25 | JP¥ 7213]
Keywords: Dutch New York St. Nicholas Society Centennial Volume History Knickerbockers Charles H. Wenman Washington Irving Saint Nicholas Society Symbols

 
ALBION, ROBERT GREENHALGH WITH COLLABORATION OF JENNIE BARNES POPE
The Rise of New York Port [1815-1860]
New York, Charles Scribner 's Sons. 1939. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. xv, 485pp, more than fityy illustrations from paintings, Currier & Ives lithographs and other historical documents, Preface, 31 Appendices, Bibliography, Index. Small 4to/24.5cm. Blue-green cloth gilt, a little rubbed, spine gilt a bit dullllish, several stamps of the Collector of Customs and "The Auditor", otherwise clean, tight and very good. An athoritative acount of the Port's devepment in the first half of the nineteenth century. Robert Greenhelgh Albion (1896-1983) was Harvard's first Professor of Oceanic History. Much respected he was often referred to as the dean of American maritime historians. Very Good.
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Book number: 005162
USD 43.99 [Appr.: EURO 37.5 | £UK 33.5 | JP¥ 4993]
Keywords: New York Port Harbor History 19th Century Development Maritime Statistics East Coast Shipping

 
HERSHKOWITZ, LEO
Tweed's New York
Garden City, NY, Anchor Books/Doubleday. 1978. (ISBN: 0385076657) Soft cover. Book, First Paperback Edition. xx, 409pp, Author's Note, Myth, 16 pages of monochrome illustrations from photographs and publications, Epilogue, Note, Bibliography, Index. 8vo/23.5cm. Paper, light wear, name previous owner, occasional underlining or marginal note, otherwise clean, tight and very good. A good introduction to the period and the scandals. Dr. Leo Hershkowitz (1921-2011) was a prominent New York City historian especially of its early Jewry as well as 19th century politics. He was also a great document collector founding the Historical Documents Collection at Queens College where he taught for many years and donating collections named after him to the Tamiment Library of N. Y.U. and to the American Jewish Archives. Very Good.
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Book number: 005159
USD 17.60 [Appr.: EURO 15 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1998]
Keywords: 0385076657 New York City History Boss Tweed Democratic Pary

 
TUCKER, LOUIS LEONARD. INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY
"Our Travels, Statistical, Geographical, Mineralogical, Geological, Historical, Political and Quizzical": A Knickerbocker Tour of New York State, 1822
Albany, New York State Education Department. 1968. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. vi, 136pp, 2 separate endpaper maps, Preface, Introduction, Footnotes for Introduction, Footnates for Text of Our Travels. 8vo/22cm. Dark blue cloth gilt, no dj. NF. The original author's identity has remained a mystery, identified only as "Written by Myself, XYZ, etc." though the Editor, in his lengthy Introduction, through painstaking literary detectivework, tentatively identifies him as a member of the Knickerbocker group by the name of Johnston Verplanck. Louis Leonard Tucker (1927- , the Editor, was the former New York State Historian and Director of the Massachusetts Historical Society as well as author of a number of notable historical works. NF.
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Book number: 004927
USD 24.44 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2774]
Keywords: New York State "Upstate" Folktales History Legends Superstitions Stories Knickerbocker Group and Style Johnston Verplanck

 
LYMAN, SUSAN ELIZABETH
The Story of New York: An Informal History of the City from the First Settlement to the Present Day
New York, Crown Publishers, Inc. 1975. (ISBN: 0517523787) Soft cover. Book, Revised Edition (1964). [iv], 282pp, Foreword, profusely illustrated in monochrome from maps, photographs and artwork, index. 8vo/23cm. Paper. Near Fine. A solid account of City history. Susan Lyman (1905-1976 ), held various positions at the Museum of the City of New York including curator of manuscripts and became a recognized authority on New York City history publishing a number of books. Her papers are preserved at Smith College, her Alma Mater. Near Fine.
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Book number: 005087
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1664]
Keywords: 0517523787 New York City History Travel and Description

 
POLF, WILLIAM A.
Garrison Town: The British Occupation of New York City 1776-1783
Albany, NY, New York State American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. 1976. Soft cover. Book, First Edition. [vi], 58pp, frontispiece, Foreword, 4 maps, 11 monochrome illustrations from documents and prints, selected bibliography, ad--other NYSARBC publications. 8vo/22cm. Paper, light soil, internally fine. A good wrap-up of the situation in New York City during the American Revolution. Fine.
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Book number: 005091
USD 9.78 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1110]
Keywords: New York City American Revolution British Occupation Military History

 
WILLENSKY, ELLIOT ASSISTED BY FRANCES ELFENBEIN, JAMES HURLEY, SUSAN UZAN AND OTHERS
An Urban Information System for New York City
New York, Museum of the City of New York. 1972. Soft cover. Book, First Edition. 205ppm, several maps, many black and white illustrations, Introduction, Devices for Encouraging On-site Urban Studies, An Urban Information Program for New York City, Topics for the City-wide Programs, 5 appendices. 4to/25cm. Printed yellow card-stock wrappers, externally and internally fine. Part of the results of a project prepared for and under the aegis of the Museum of the City of New York and partly funded by the New York State Council n the Arts. The Project Director and principal author of this report was Ellitot Willensky (1934-1990) an architect known especially for his co-authorship with Norval White of The AIA Guide to New York CIty, a standard architectural reference work on the city since its first publication in 1968. At the time of his early death, he was Vice Chairman of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and Brough Historian of Brooklyn. See also his supplemental report on this project, Guide to Developing a Neighborhood Marker System. The current owner of this publication was a member of Mr.Willensky's project. Copies scarce. Fine.
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Book number: 004893
USD 83.09 [Appr.: EURO 70.75 | £UK 63.25 | JP¥ 9432]
Keywords: Neighborhood Information System Historical Markers New York City

 
WOLFE, GERARD R. INTRODUCTION BY SENATOR JACOB K. JAVITS
New York: A Guide to the Metropolis. Walking Tours of Architecture and History
New York, New York University Press. 1975. (ISBN: 0814791638) Soft cover. Ill.: Design by Philip Grushkin; Maps by Henry Siwek. Book, First Edition. xiv, 434pp, numerous maps and photographs,, Introduction, Foreword, Acknowledgments, Related Bibliography, Index. Tall 8vo/23.5cm. Paper, light soil and edgewear, signature and addresses of prior owner on ffep, otherwise internally fine. New York Times article of 7 Aug 1981 on Museum of City of New York Wall Street walking tour led by Arthur Marks laid in; also, outline of New York Archival Society Walking Tour of City Hall area led by retired Police Captain Joe Zito on April 24, 1982. Gerard R. Wolfe (1926-] was a history professor at New York University. Often described as 'the best guide to New York City walking tours.". Fine.
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Book number: 005069
USD 21.51 [Appr.: EURO 18.5 | £UK 16.5 | JP¥ 2442]
Keywords: 0814791638 Design By Philip Grushkin; Maps By Henry Siweknew York City Walking Tours Buildings Art History Architecture

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