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TYPED LETTER TO JAMES B. POND OF THE POND LECTURE BUREAU SIGNED BY GEORGE R. VAN NAMEE,SECRETARY TO ALFRED E. SMITH, GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK.
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TYPED LETTER TO JAMES B. POND OF THE POND LECTURE BUREAU SIGNED BY GEORGE R. VAN NAMEE,SECRETARY TO ALFRED E. SMITH, GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK.

By Van Namee, George R. (1877-1945). Secretary to Alfred E. Smith, Governor of New York.

Albany, NY: December 11, 1919., 1919.. Very good. - Letter typed in blue ink and filling half a sheet of cream-colored. approximately 8-3/4 inch high by 8 inch wide "State of New York / Executive Chamber / Albany" letterhead with a crest printed above the address and Van Namee's name & title below it. Signed "George R. Van Namee". There is a hole punched in the top left corner of the letterhead with a small piece out of the top & left edges. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. In December 1919 tour manager James B. Pond of the Pond Lecture Bureau wrote to a number of distinguished citizens inviting them to be named as members of a committee to welcome Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck to America and to attend his first lecture at Carnegie Hall on January 2nd, 1920. Van Namee writes: "The date of the reception to the Belgian poet is an impossible date for the Governor to be in New York City. It is a few days preceding the opening of the Legislature and he will have to remain in Albany...."After practicing law in Watertown, N.Y. for nine years George R. Van Namee (1877-1945) was appointed Clerk of the New York State Assembly, serving from 1911 to 1913. He was commissioner of the Bill Drafting Commission from 1914 to 1918, after which he worked as Secretary to Governor Alfred E.Smith. His relationship with Smith continued for the rest of their careers, with Van Namee serving as Smith's private secretary and then being appointed as a commissioner of the Public Service Commission, a post he held until his retirement in 1943.

$10.00

NEW YORK.
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NEW YORK.

By Barnes, Djuna.

Los Angeles, CA: Sun & Moon Press, (1989)., (1989).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial black wrappers. The wraps are lightly rubbed with the top corner of the front wrap lightly creased. There is a sticker on the rear wrap. 354 plus 2-page publisher's catalog. Full-page & textual illustrations after drawings by Djuna Barnes. Very good. First edition in paperback.Edited with Commentary by Alyce Barry. Foreword by Douglas Messerli.

$10.00

FROM NIAGARA TO MONTAUK: The Scenic Pleasures of New York State.
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FROM NIAGARA TO MONTAUK: The Scenic Pleasures of New York State.

By Roseberry, C. R.

Albany, NY: State University of New York State, (1982)., (1982).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The bottom corner of the front cover is slightly creased. 344 pages. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Near fine. Written with the cooperation of the New York State Geological Survey.

$10.00

CLAVERACK, OLD AND NEW.
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CLAVERACK, OLD AND NEW.

By Webb, Franklin Hawley.

(Saugerties, NY: Hope Farm Press), [1975]., [1975].. Good. - Oblong octavo, softcover bound in pictorial cream-colored wrappers with an illustration in gray on the front cover. There is a light coffee-cup ring on the front cover. There are 2 small areas of rubbing & staining to the rear cover. 88 pages. 35 black-and-white illustrations of historic Claverack residences and public buildings. The contents are near fine. Good. A reprint of the 1892 edition published by the author in Claverack, NY.

$10.00

SAINT NICHOLAS SOCIETY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK: PORTRAITS OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE SOCIETY 1835-1914.

By Youngs, Florence E.; editor.

New York: Saint Nicholas Society, 1914., 1914.. Very good. - Octavo, orange cloth with a coat of arms in gilt on the front cover. 95 & [1] pages. Illustrated with 2 facsimiles & with profuse full-page black-and-white portraits. Near fine. <p>First edition.<p>The St. Nicholas Society of the City of New York was founded in 1835. Its first president was Peter Gerard Stuyvesant.

$20.00

THE CITY OF NEW YORK, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS: REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1903.
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THE CITY OF NEW YORK, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS: REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1903.

By (The Park Board).

New York: Martin B. Brown, Printers, 1904., 1904.. Very good. - 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].

$75.00

HISTORY OF THE BRONX, BOROUGH OF PROGRESS.
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HISTORY OF THE BRONX, BOROUGH OF PROGRESS.

By (The Borough of The Bronx).

The Bronx, NY: The Borough of the Bronx, circa [1965]., [1965].. Good. - 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.

$45.00

GROUND WATER IN BRONX, NEW YORK, AND RICHMOND COUNTIES WITH SUMMARY DATA ON KINGS AND QUEENS COUNTIES, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK. (Cover title).
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GROUND WATER IN BRONX, NEW YORK, AND RICHMOND COUNTIES WITH SUMMARY DATA ON KINGS AND QUEENS COUNTIES, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK. (Cover title).

By Perlmutter, Nathaniel M. and Arnow, Theodore; Geologists, U.S. Geological Survey.

Albany, NY: U.S. Geological Survey, 1953., 1953.. Good. - Quarto [11 inches high by 8 inches wide], softcover bound in greenish gray wrappers backed with black cloth tape. The bottom corner of the front cover is stained & creased. The edges of the rear cover are chipped with the top corner torn & a piece out of the bottom corner. iii & 88 pages. Illustrated in black & white with 5 folding maps in a pocket at the rear and with maps, diagrams & numerous tables in the text. The bottom page corners are bumped with staining to the bottom corners of the inside front cover & first page. The edges of some rear pages are darkened. Good. Bulletin GW-32, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Water Power and Coutrol Commission, Department of Conservation, State of New York.

$50.00

A DETAILED HISTORY OF THE ORIGINAL TOWNSHIP OF HUNTINGTON: Past -- Present-- Future. 1653-1860 / 1925-1930.
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A DETAILED HISTORY OF THE ORIGINAL TOWNSHIP OF HUNTINGTON: Past -- Present-- Future. 1653-1860 / 1925-1930.

By Johnston, Guy E.; compiler.

Northport, NY: Northport Observer, 1926., 1926.. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed brown wrappers. the front cover & title page are detached & there are small pieces out of the inner corners of the cover. The back strip is torn with pieces out. There is a piece out of the top corner of the rear cover with a tear & crease to its front edge & a small piece out. 184 pages plus 5-page table. 1 black-and white plate depicting 1881 Northport. Fair reading copy. This work, which began as a history of Northport [and includes a lengthy 28-page "jingle" in rhyming couplets titled "Beautiful Northport"] expanded to include the whole of Huntington Township, especially the early history of Babylon and Northport which were closely linked to that of Huntington.

$25.00

WATERTOWN FIRE INSURANCE CO. POLICY SIGNED AS PRESIDENT BY WILLARD IVES, AN ORGANIZER OF SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, PRESIDENT OF IVES SEMINARY AND A U.S. CONGRESSMAN.
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WATERTOWN FIRE INSURANCE CO. POLICY SIGNED AS PRESIDENT BY WILLARD IVES, AN ORGANIZER OF SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, PRESIDENT OF IVES SEMINARY AND A U.S. CONGRESSMAN.

By Ives, Willard. (1806-1896). President of Ives Seminary, Antwerp, NY; one of the organizers of Syracuse University; and a U.S. Congressman (1851-53).

Watertown, NY: June 3, 1877., 1877.. Good. - A 17 inch high by 22-3/4 inch wide sheet of paper has been folded in half & then folded 2 additional times to form a document 8-1/2 inches high by 4 inches wide. The printed document is filled in in ink by an agent and signed "Willard Ives" beside his printed title "President". Illustrated with an engraving of the fire insurance company's building. There is some staining and light soiling to the document & 1 corner is creased. There is a crease with short tears to the right edge & a tear & chip along the first fold. Good. Though he liked best to be known as a farmer and owned Hillcrest Farm in Watertown for 48 years, Willard Ives [1806-1896] was a noted and active participant in the life of Jefferson County and beyond. He was a leader in the Methodist Episcopal Church, was a delegate to the world convention of Methodists held in London in 1846, and served as President of Ives Seminary in Antwerp, NY. In addition to his presidency of the fire insurance company, he was a director of the Bank of Watertown, a founder and second president of the Jefferson County Orphan Asylum and president of the Jefferson County Agricultural Society in 1848. He was one of the organizers of Syracuse University and represented his district in Congress as a Democrat from 1851-53.

$45.00

TYPED LETTER TO MAJOR POND SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY AND FUTURE MAYOR OF NEW YORK SETH LOW CONCERNING A POSSIBLE BUSINESS CONFLICT INVOLVING THE DEAN OF ELY.
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TYPED LETTER TO MAJOR POND SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY AND FUTURE MAYOR OF NEW YORK SETH LOW CONCERNING A POSSIBLE BUSINESS CONFLICT INVOLVING THE DEAN OF ELY.

By Low, Seth. (1850-1916). American educator and politician. Served successively as Mayor of Brooklyn, President of Columbia University and Mayor of New York City.

New York: November 21st, 1899., 1899.. Very good. - Letter typed on one full side of a 10-3/8 inch high by 7-3/4 inch wide sheet of Columbia University letterhead with 3 lines on a follow-up sheet. The letterhead has "Columbia University of the City of New York" and "President's Room" printed at the top. Signed "Seth Low" with 1 ink correction. There is some very light creasing to both sheets. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. Low writes to tour manager Major James Pond of the Pond Lecture Bureau. Low has invited Charles William Stubbs, Dean of Ely, to give a lecture at Columbia and is concerned that Pond, as Stubbs' business manager, may think he is poaching one of his clients. He assures Pond that he has asked Stubbs to give a lecture which he has already delivered as part of Pond's program. He tells Pond that if he still feels the arrangement is improper, he will pay a double honorarium, half of which would go to Pond. "Columbia has not the slightest disposition to profit by your business enterprise at your cost."Seth Low [1850-1916] was a leading municipal reformer fighting for efficiency during the Progressive Era. An American educator, politician and diplomatic representative, he served as the 23rd Mayor of Brooklyn from 1881 to 1885 and as the president of Columbia University from 1890 to 1901. From January 1902 to December 31, 1903 he was the 92nd Mayor of New York City.

$75.00

THE BUFFALO WAR COUNCIL; How One City Met the Challenge of Total War.
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THE BUFFALO WAR COUNCIL; How One City Met the Challenge of Total War.

By Irwin, Dudley M., Jr.

Buffalo, NY: Saxer & Pfeiffer Printing Co., circa [1946]., [1946].. Very good. - Octavo, blue cloth. There are small stains to the spine & light staining to the covers. The head & tail of the spine and the corners of the covers are creased & rubbed. 218 & [1] pages. Illustrated in black & white with a portrait frontispiece, full-page illustrations, charts and facsimiles. Very good. New York State, aware that many records had been lost or destroyed after the war, was attempting to reconstruct a record of the state's home front activities in support of the war effort. The Buffalo War Council, which organized and directed all of Buffalo's civilian war activities, was recognized as being one of the most effective war councils in the state, if not the country.

$10.00

TYPED INVITATION TO CITY CENTER PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE TO CELEBRATE \
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TYPED INVITATION TO CITY CENTER PRODUCER JEAN DALRYMPLE TO CELEBRATE "THE FANTASTICKS", SIGNED BY THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY ED KOCH.

By Koch, Edward I. Koch. (1924-2013). American politician who served three terms as Mayor of New York City (1978-1989).

New York: April 25, 1984., 1984.. Fine. - Typed letter filling half of a 10-1/2 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide cream colored sheet of Office of the Mayor letterhead with a seal printed in gray at the top. Signed "Ed". Folded twice for mailing. Fine. Koch invites City Center producer Jean Dalrymple to a reception to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of "The Fantasticks", the world's longest running musical. "The City of New York takes great pleasure in recognizing the remarkable impact of this production on the audiences who have enjoyed it since its opening performance 25 years ago."Edward I, Koch [1924-2013] served in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977 and three terms as Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989.Jean Dalrymple [1902-1998] was the dynamic producer and director of theater and light opera at Manhattan's City Center. Dalrymple began her career in Vaudeville, appearing with James Cagney and Cary Grant in the early 1930s. She was a founding member of the American Theatre Wing, the theatre service organization. She worked over the years as a personal manager for the likes of Leopold Stokowski, Mary Martin, Jose Iturbi, Andre Kostalanetz, Nathan Milstein and Lily Pons. She began her work at City Center with its founding in 1943, serving as a board member, producer and publicist. Her productions there from the 1940s through the 1960s were a revitalizing influence on the whole New York theater scene. In 1951, Jean Dalrymple married Major-General Philip deWitt Ginder, commander of the Thunderbirds in Korea. She was a friend to Presidents and entertainment personalities throughout the world.

$50.00

AN ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH TO IDENTIFYING SIGNIFICANT SITES IN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY.
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AN ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH TO IDENTIFYING SIGNIFICANT SITES IN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY.

By New York [State] Hudson River Valley Commission.

(Tarrytown, NY): The Commission, 1970., 1970.. Good. - 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.

$50.00

THE NEW BOHEMIA: The Combine Generation.
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THE NEW BOHEMIA: The Combine Generation.

By (McDarrah, Fred). Gruen, John.

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1967)., (1967).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in green wrappers. The binding is rubbed & slightly soiled with the corners lightly creased. [viii], 180 & [3] pages. Profuse black-and-white photographic illustrations by Fred McDarrah & a double-page map. The inside wraps are darkened. The pages are slightly darkened & some page corners are lightly creased. Good. First paperback edition.

$15.00

THE NEW YORK OBSERVER YEAR BOOK 1872. (Cover title).

By The New York Observer.

New York: Sidney E. Morse, Jr. & Company, (1871)., (1871).. Fair. - 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. <p>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.

$25.00

QUIEN ES QUIEN: Un directorio biografico y de referencias de y para la comunidad de habla espanola  de Nueva York. 1964.
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QUIEN ES QUIEN: Un directorio biografico y de referencias de y para la comunidad de habla espanola de Nueva York. 1964.

By Quintero, Jose A. (Babby).

(New York: Jose A. (Babby) Quintero), 1964., 1964.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in red suede titled in gilt with an image of a globe in gilt on the front cover. The binding is lightly rubbed with a few small black marks to the rear cover. The gilt on the front cover is faded. 175 pages. Illustrated with pictorial ads in black & white. Good. <p>De Luxe Edition.<p>A book created for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. "Feria Mundial 1964-65: Suplemento Especial. Nueva York en la Mano: Un directorio de la ciudad".<p>This Who's Who is a guide to and for New York's Spanish-speaking community. It lists organizations and amenities as well 283 biographies, mostly of individuals of Hispanic, mainly Puerto Rican, extraction. Dr. Andres Mera was the biographical researcher. The guide lists 25 lawyers, 95 physicians and dentists, 10 publications, 5 radio stations, 229 Hispanic civil organizations, 20 Spanish movie houses and theatres, and 49 churches <p>The text is in Spanish.<p>Rare.

$250.00

QUIEN ES QUIEN: Un directorio biografico y de referencias de y para la comunidad de habla espanola  de Nueva York. 1964.
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QUIEN ES QUIEN: Un directorio biografico y de referencias de y para la comunidad de habla espanola de Nueva York. 1964.

By Quintero, Jose A. (Babby).

(New York: Jose A. (Babby) Quintero), 1964., 1964.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed wrappers with an image of a globe on the front cover. The binding is lightly soiled & foxed. The spine & the edges of the wraps are partially darkened & their top corners are slightly creased. 159 pages. Illustrated with pictorial ads in black & white. Good. <p>A book created for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. "Feria Mundial 1964-65: Suplemento Especial. Nueva York en la Mano: Un directorio de la ciudad".<p>This Who's Who is a guide to and for New York's Spanish-speaking community. It lists organizations and amenities as well 283 biographies, mostly of individuals of Hispanic, mainly Puerto Rican, extraction. Dr. Andres Mera was the biographical researcher. The guide lists 25 lawyers, 95 physicians and dentists, 10 publications, 5 radio stations, 229 Hispanic civil organizations, 20 Spanish movie houses and theatres, and 49 churches <p>The text is in Spanish.<p>Rare.

$150.00

NEW YORK AND THE SEABURY INVESTIGATION: A Digest and Interpretation of the Report by Samuel Seabury concerning the Government of New York City, prepared by a committee of educators and civic workers under the chairmanship of John Dewey.

By Dewey, John; editor.

New York: The City Affairs Committee of New York, (1933)., (1933).. Good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed light green wraps. The wraps are a bit darkened & lightly soiled & bumped with a small stain to the top corner of the front wrap. 48 pages. Black-and-white frontispiece & full-page black-and-white illustrations. Good. <p>First edition.

$10.00

THE CATSKILL MOUNTAINS AND THE REGION AROUND.
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THE CATSKILL MOUNTAINS AND THE REGION AROUND.

By Rockwell, Rev. Charles.

Cornwallville, NY: Hope Farm Press, 1973., 1973.. Fine. - Octavo, reddish brown cloth titled in gilt. The binding is very lightly bumped. xii & 354 pages. Illustrated with a portrait of the author & with a very few black-and-white plates. Near fine. <p>A reprint of the 1867 revised edition. The 1867 edition was subtitled "Their Scenery, Legends, and History; With Sketches in Prose and Verse, by Cooper, Irving, Bryant, Cole, and Others." Among the plates is an illustration of the Catskill Mountain House.

$25.00

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