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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

LAKE GEORGE: Complete Report of the New York State Joint Legislative Committee on Lake George Water Conditions.

By New York State Joint Legislative Committee on Lake George Water Conditions.

[Albany NY]: 1945., 1945.. Very good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The binding is lightly rubbed. Some letters of the cover titling are rubbed away. xvi & 239 pages with a folding map in a pocket at the rear. Also illustrated with a color frontispiece, a large folding color map in the rear, black-and-white photographic illustrations and & numerous folding black-and-white maps & diagrams. The top corners of the preliminary pages are lightly creased. There are some small, light stains to the verso of the frontispiece. Very good. <p>Legislative Document No. 67. Revised March 1945.

$20.00

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

DOCUMENT SIGNED BY STEPHEN ALLEN AS 55TH MAYOR OF NEW YORK.
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DOCUMENT SIGNED BY STEPHEN ALLEN AS 55TH MAYOR OF NEW YORK.

By Allen, Stephen. (1767-1852). An orphan apprentice sailmaker at the age of 12, Allen grew up to be a wealthy sailmaker and was Mayor of New York City from 1821 to 1824.

New York: July 20, 1821., 1821.. Good. - Original check [3-3/4 inches high by 6-3/8 inches wide] signed "Stephen Allen". Additionally signed by the Clerk and Comptroller. The check is somewhat darkened with 2 tiny pin pricks & a light vertical fold. Good. <p>The check for $6.51 is made out to H. W. Peckwell for "comfs [?] on Corpn Property Fulton Market and is endorsed by Peckwell on the verso.<p>Stephen Allen [1767-1852] was orphaned during the Revolutionary War and became an apprentice sailmaker at the age of twelve, living with other apprentices in a sail loft. He grew up to be a wealthy sailmaker and went into New York politics. He served as New York City Mayor from 1821 to 1824 and later as a member of the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate. He died in the "Henry Clay" steamboat disaster on July 28, 1852.

$75.00

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

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY THE 14TH GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK AND U.S. SENATOR FROM NEW YORK SILAS WRIGHT, JR.

By Wright, Silas, Jr. (1795-1847). American Democratic politician who was a member of the Albany Regency, a United States Senator and the 14th Governor of New York.

[Washington, DC]: February 6, 1833.. 1833.. Good. - 50 words penned in black ink on an approximately 8 inch high by 7-5/8 inch wide sheet of cream-colored paper. Signed "Silas Wright, Jr." The paper is chipped & darkened with pieces out of the top left corner & left edge. Folded 5 times for mailing. Good. <p>Wright's letter, addressed to the editor of The Globe, concerns a land bill: "I am informed that your press is now striking off in pamphlet form Col. Beaton's speech upon the Land bill". He asks to be sent as many copies as possible of this pamphlet. "I am very dedicated to distribute the doctrines of this speech in my state...."<p>Silas Wright, Jr. [1795-1847] was a Democratic politician who served as the 8th New York State Comptrolller from 1829 to 1833. While in this post he became a member of the Albany Regency which ran the state for the Democratic Party during this period. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1833 and served from January 1833 to November 1844. He was the 14th Governor of New York from 1845 to 1846.

$75.00

TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY LONG TIME UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM NEW YORK JACOB K. JAVITS.
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY LONG TIME UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM NEW YORK JACOB K. JAVITS.

By Javits, Jacob K. (1904-1986). Liberal Republican politician who served as United States Senator from New York from January 1957 to January 1981.

Washington, DC: June 29, 1972.. 1972.. Fine. - Typed letter filling most of a sheet of his 8 inch high by 6-1/4 inch wide personalized United States Senate letterhead with his name printed at top left. Signed "Jack". There is some very light creasing to the letterhead. Near fine. <p>Javits writes to Congressman Seymour Halpern, addressing him as "Dear Sy", expressing optimism about their efforts to secure the reelection of Richard Nixon. "I am enclosing excerpts from my June 21 press conference dealing with the Presidential race in New York State....I was extremely pleased with our discussion last Wednesday, and I think we've made an excellent start toward building a victorious New York State campaign to re-elect the President...."<p>Following terms of service in the U.S. House of Representatives and New York Attorney General, Jacob Koppel "Jack" Javits [1904-1986] was elected United States Senator from New York in 1956, serving from 1957 to 1981. He was a liberal Republican who served in Congress for thirty years.<p>The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.

$50.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY CONGRESSMAN AND PRESIDENT OF THE ALBANY INSTITUTE JOHN V. L. PRUYN.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY CONGRESSMAN AND PRESIDENT OF THE ALBANY INSTITUTE JOHN V. L. PRUYN.

By Pruyn, John V. L. (1811-1877). President of the Albany Institute from 1857. Democratic U.S. Representative from New York from 1863 to 1865.

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. <p>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.<p>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.

$35.00

THE LONG ROAD TO CAMP PINNACLE. As told to her niece by Lucy Elizabeth Jones.

By Jones, Lucy Elizabeth.

Privately printed, 1948.. 1948.. Good. - Octavo, cream boards with a vignette of a camp in brown on the front cover, in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped & chipped with a small stain to the top corner of the front cover. The dust jacket is chipped with short tears and pieces out and its spine & extremities are darkened. There is some creasing to the top & bottom edges of the jacket & to the corners of its flaps. 56 & [2] pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. There is a previous owner's name & address on the front endpaper. There is a tear along the front hinge at the title page. Good. <p>First edition.<p>Together with Mrs. Harriet Christie, Lucy Elizabeth Jones ran a summer camp and Bible School which moved to various locations, finally finding a home in the Helderberg Mountains of New York State where it was named Camp Pinnacle.

$10.00

DOCUMENT SIGNED BY WILLIAM PAULDING, JR., MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY
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DOCUMENT SIGNED BY WILLIAM PAULDING, JR., MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY

By Paulding, William, Jr. (1770-1854)

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. <p>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.

$50.00

A Tour Around New York and My Summer Acre. Being the Recreations of Mr, Felix Oldboy

By Mines, John Flavel

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. <p>Sketches written by Colonel John Flavel Mines for newspaper publication.

$25.00

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]

By Clearwater, A. T., Hon

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. <p>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"

$50.00

MERRY MAPLE LEAVES / Or A Summer in the Country

By Perk, Abner

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. <p>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.

$25.00

MEMOIRS OF AN AMERICAN LADY / With Sketches of Manners and Scenes in America as They Existed Previous to the Revolution. With Unpublished Letters and a Memoir of Mrs. Grant by James Grant Wilson. In Two Volumes

By Grant, Mrs. Anne

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1901.. 1901.. Very good. LIMITED EDITION OF 350 NUMBERED SETS - Large octavo, three quarters cream vellum & blue paper covered boards titled in gilt on the spines with a device in gilt stamped on the front covers. The top edges are gilt. The boards are very lightly rubbed & the vellum is lightly soiled & foxed. xxxviii & pages [39]-307; and viii & 300 pages, partially unopened. Illustrated with 31 black-and-white plates, including a portrait frontispiece with a tissue guard in each volume. The title pages are lightly foxed & there is a gift inscription on the front endpaper of each volume. A very good, attractive set. <p>Limited edition of 350 numbered sets. This is set number 97.<p>From the library of Civil War veteran Louis Livingston, inscribed to him on Christmas of 1901.

$75.00

THE HACKETTS AND THE ROOSEVELTS AND OTHER RIVER FAMILIES: An Informal History of the Relationship between a firm of Country Lawyers and their Aristocratic Clients

By Gekle, William F

Poughkeepsie, NY: Cunneen-Hackett Trust, 1984.. 1984.. Very good. - Large octavo [approximately 10 inches high by 7 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. There are 2 very light stains to the front wrap & a light crease to the top corner of the rear wrap. ix, [i] & pages 11-104. 8 black-and-white illustrations, including 4 maps & plans and 1 facsimile. Very good.

$10.00

THE OLD DUTCH CHURCH AT SHAWANGUNK. (In Year Book of the Holland Society of New York 1928 and 1929)

By Clearwater, Alphonso Trumpbour

(New York: The Holland Society of New York), (1931).. (1931).. Fine. - Large octavo [11 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], white cloth & orange cloth with the society's seal stamped in gilt on the front cover, in a plain brown dust wrapper. The corners are bumped. [vii] & 319 deckle-edged pages. 4 sepia-toned plates and black-and-white head-pieces & textual illustrations. Near fine in the original cardboard mailing box with the society's printed label addressed to 'W.M. Clearwater". <p>Clearwater's five-page article is accompanied by a plate depicting the church and is followed by marriage and baptismal records of the church prior to 1800.<p>The purpose of the Holland Society was to collect and preserve information about the early history and genealogy of the Dutch in America and in particular the early history and settlement of the City and State of New York by the Dutch.

$35.00

CELEBRATION OF THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NASSAU WATER, City of Brooklyn, April 27, 1859. (Program)

By (McNamee, John; Taylor, Peter G.; et al; Special Committee of Arrangements)

[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. <p>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.<p>Rare.

$125.00

NEW YORK CITY: TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF MAPS / from the collection of Mark D. Tomasko

By Tomasko, Mark D

(New York): The Grolier Club, 2000.. 2000.. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. 24 pages. 1 full-page black-and-white facsimile. Near fine. <p>Catalog for an exhibition shown at the Grolier Club from November 29, 2000 to January 12, 2001. The catalog describes approximately forty maps in some detail. However, with the exception of the cover and one facsimile, it does not illustrate them. The introduction is by Mark Tomasko.

$12.50

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