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Scenes from the Life of a City: Corruption and Conscience Old New York

By: Homberger, Eric

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Yale University Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028529

ISBN: 0300068824

Condition: Fine


Stiff color illus. wraps. As issued. x,358 pp., illus. View more info

722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York

By: Hood, Clifton

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins University Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 047647

ISBN: 0801852447

Condition: Fine


Stiff illus. wraps. Very slight pallet wear, essentially as issued. 336 pp., illus. View more info

New York: The Growth of the City

By: Howard, M. J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Chartwell Books: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 047173

ISBN: 0785822097

Condition: New


Glossy color pictorial boards, oblong format. 160 pp., illus. w/ color plates. Brand new, as issued, no remainder marks. View more info

Winchell and Runyon: The True Untold Story

By: Howard, Trustin

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Lanham, MD, Hamilton Books: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 049250

ISBN: 0761851305

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Minor shelf/handling wear. xvii,147 pp. Square, uncreased binding, clean interior. View more info

New York

By: Ishii, Kanji, with Petra Mason (photographs); Tama Janowitz (intro.)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Assouline Publishing: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 047290

ISBN: 2843237157

Condition: As New


Gray cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in white. Brand new, as issued. Color dust jacket with 1928 New York illustration is as issued, now in mylar. 976 pp., illus. w/ color photographs. NOTE: not the slipcased version. View more info

The Encyclopedia of New York City

By: Jackson, Kenneth T. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Haven, CT and New York, Yale University Press and New-York Historical Society: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 022104

ISBN: 0300055366

Condition: Fine


Black cloth, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket shows tiny closed nick along top front edge, otherwise as issued, now in archival mylar. xxi,1350 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Authoritative, exhaustive, essential. 2nd ptg. View more info

Fifth Avenue

By: James, Theodore, Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Walker and Co.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021791

ISBN: 0802703615

Condition: Very Good


Dark blue cloth, lettered in blind on front cover and in silver foil on spine. Both covers are sunned to a grayish hue along all edges, as is spine panel, but the book otherwise shows only slight shelf wear. Front endpapers slightly tanned. Lacking dust jacket. [x],310 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs throughout. View more info

New York

By: Janowitz, Tama (intro.); Kanji Ishii and Petra Mason (photographs)

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Assouline Publishing: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 036452

ISBN: 2843237157

Condition: Near Fine


Gray paper covered boards, lettered in white. Lightly bumped along top front edge near joint, otherwise as issued. 976 pp., illus. w/ color photographs throughout. Color illus. dust jacket shows very slight shelf wear and light rubbing to top rear corner. View more info

The Story of the Bronx From the Purchase Made by the Dutch from the Indians in 1639 to the Present Day

By: Jenkins, Stephen

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028821

Condition: VG+


Brown cloth, lettered and with front cover emblem in gilt, top text block edge in gilt. Mild shelf wear, lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, a few light surface marks to cloth. Lettering somewhat darkened on spine panel. Text block edges somewhat toned by age. Firm binding, clean interior. Former owner signature on front pastedown, vintage gift inscription on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. xix,451 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates, large color folding map at p. 432 (fully intact). A solid copy, strong VG+ to Near Fine. View more info

The Greatest Street in the World: The Story of Broadway Old and New, from the Bowling Green to Albany

By: Jenkins, Stephen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046062

ISBN: B002DIGJZC

Condition: Very Good


Brown clooth, lettered and with two front cover emblems in gilt, top text block edge in gilt. 1st ptg. xxii,509 pp., 160 illus., 6 maps including folding plates. Lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, text block edges a bit toned by age. Approx. 1 1/2" along lower back corner fore-edge is rubbed with exposure and shallow crescent (1/8") loss. Firm binding, clean interior. View more info

The Greatest Street in the World: The Story of Broadway Old and New, from the Bowling Green to Albany

By: Jenkins, Stephen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046104

ISBN: B000VIKHDQ

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth, lettered and with two front cover emblems in gilt, top text block edge in gilt. xxii,509 pp., 160 illus., 6 maps including folding plates. 2nd ptg.: Jan. 1912. Modest rubbing to corners and spine extremities, minor bump to bottom front corner. Firm binding, clean interior. Front fixed endpaper shows an area of surface loss and surface tear where it appears a book plate has been removed. Gift inscription in pencil on upper front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. View more info

The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City

By: Jennifer Toth

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Chciago, IL, Chicago Review Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046254

ISBN: 155652241X

Condition: Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. x,267 pp. Slightly rubbed corners, virtually as issued. 10th ptg. View more info

Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century

By: Kasson, John F.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Hill and Wang: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 049956

ISBN: 0809001330

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Top rear corner lightly bumped, otherwise essentially as issued. 120 pp., illus. 31st ptg. View more info

Murder in the City: New York, 1910-1920

By: Kaute, Wilfried

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Thomas Dunne Books: 2017

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 050035

ISBN: 1250128692

Condition: New


Glossy b&w pictorial boards. New/as issued, dust jacket now in mylar. 240 pp., b&w photos. 1st U.S. edition, 1st ptg. View more info

The New York Historical Society 1804-1904 + 1862 Membership Notice to Charles W. Darling, NYC

By: Kelby, Robert Hendre

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New York Historical Society: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032273

Condition: VG+


Dark red cloth, spine panel lettered in gilt. Mild shelf wear, light flecking to cloth proximate to joints and along bottom front edge, extremities a bit rubbed. Firm binding, clean interior, slightly age-toned, with pp. 54-55 toned from newspaper insert (now removed). [vii],160 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Includes one-page printed notice on NYHS, hand-dated 8 Jan. 1862 and signed by Samuel Osgood, Domestic Corresponding Secretary, informing Charles W. Darling, Esq. of Pearl Street, NYC of his election as a resident member. View more info

Capital City: New York City and the Men Behind America's Rise to Economic Dominance, 1860-1900

By: Kessner, Thomas

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029333

ISBN: 0684813513

Condition: Fine


Blue and ivory paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Remainder mark on bottom text block edge, a crease to rear flyleaf original to issue, otherwise "as new." Dust jacket as issued. xix,396 pp. Highly recommended. View more info

King's Handbook of New York City, 1892: An Outline History and Description of the American Metropolis

By: King, Moses (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes and Noble: 2001

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 022096

ISBN: 0760724865

Condition: Near Fine


Brown faux-leatherette paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. A few minor spots to upper text block fore-edge, otherwise as issued. Dust jacket in mylar. 928 pp., with 800+ illus. from photographs. Facsimile reprint of the original edition, which was published in 1892 to commemorate the consolidation of the five boroughs into New York City. Approx. 2 1/2" thick. View more info

King's Handbook of New York City 1892: An Outline History and Description of the American Metropolis

By: King, Moses (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes and Noble Books: 2001

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 026617

ISBN: 0760724865

Condition: Near Fine


Brown textured paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. One soil mark to upper text block fore-edge, otherwise as issued. Color illus. dust jacket as issued, now in archival mylar. Facsimile reprint of original 1892 edition. 928 pp., illus. View more info

Berlin - New York: Like and Unlike - Essays on Architecture and Art from 1870 to the Present

By: Kleihues, Josef Paul, and Christina Rathgeber (editors)

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Rizzoli International: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023401

ISBN: 0847816575

Condition: Near Fine


Black paper-covered boards, lettered in silver foil. Slightly rubbed edges, virtually as issued. 511 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs, drawings. Dust jacket shows slight shelf wear, approx. 1/2" closed tear with associated crease along bottom rear edge, otherwise nearly as issued, now in archival mylar. View more info

The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue: A Child of the Fifties Looks Back [SIGNED]

By: Klein, Robert

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Touchstone-Simon and Schuster: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 049474

ISBN: 0684854880

Condition: Fine


SIGNED. Red and tan paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Dust jacket slightly rubbed along a portion of top rear edge, otherwise as issued and now in mylar. 1st ptg., complete number line. xix,359 pp., illus. w/ photos. Signed by author on lower main title, full signature, no inscription or date. View more info

Personal Records of the Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York 1809-1908, Including Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Admissions to Membership, Dismissions, Deaths, etc., Arranged in Alphabetical Order

By: Knapp, Shepherd (editor)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Trustees of the Brick Presbyterian Church: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018359

Condition: Near Fine


Dark blue ribbed cloth, lettered and with front cover device in gilt. Lightly rubbed extremities and corners. Light foxing to endpapers and first several leaves, otherwise clean. [iv],262 pp. View more info

A History of New-York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty. [The Works of Washington Irving. New Edition, Revised. Vol. I: Knickerbocker's New-York]

By: Knickerbocker, Diedrich [Washington Iriving]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, George P. Putnam: 1848

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 018683

Condition: Good-VG


Dark green textured cloth, blind-decorated. Moderate shelf wear, exposed and a bit layered at corners, chipped with minor loss at both spine extremities. Text block edges dulled, mild binding lean. xvi,[13-452] pp., 12 pp. publisher's ads at rear. Light scattered internal foxing and occasional light soiling. Single title page, not the variant 1848 edition with a double title pg. (the first presenting this volume in the Works of Irving set, details), matching dates. Stated "Author's Revised Edition." Upper spine panel stamped in gilt: "Irving's / Works / Knickerbocker's / New York.&... View more info

The Story of the Metropolitan Opera 1883-1950: A Candid History

By: Kolodin, Irving

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002533

Condition: VG+


Dark salmon 1/4 buckram, black cloth. Minimally ex-library, lightly marked, little actual wear, light surface wear to cloth. A few stamps, unobtrusive call label on lower spine, firm binding. View more info

The Columbia Historical Portrait of New York: An Essay in Graphic History in Honor of the Tricentennial of New York City and the Bicentennial of Columbia University

By: Kouwenhoven, John A.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday and Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022156

ISBN: B0006ATHIU

Condition: Very Good


Two-tone blue cloth, silver lettering, illus. endpapers. First edition (stated). Mildly rubbed corners, some exposure at bottom rear corner. A few light surface marks to cloth. Sunned spine panel and joints. Firm binding. Internally clean. 550 pp., w/ b&w illus., photographs throughout. Overall, a decently preserved copy, scarce in hardcover. View more info

The Columbia Historical Portrait of New York: An Essay in Graphic History in Honor of the Tricentennial of New York City and the Bicentennial of Columbia University

By: Kouwenhoven, John A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday and Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026064

ISBN: B000R0IFKU

Condition: Very Good


Two-tone blue cloth, silver lettering, illus. endpapers. First edition (stated). Slight shelf wear, moderate tanning to spine, typical of issue. Slight exposure at top corners, mild dampstaining evident at bottom text block corner only, a minor cosmetic blemish. Text block edges somewhat tanned by age, interior otherwise intact, with firm, square binding. A well preserved copy. Unmarked, clean and bright interior. 550 pp., w/ b&w illus., photographs throughout. Former owner's book plate mounted on blank verso of front flyleaf. View more info