New York: Published for the Booksellers, 1841. First edition. The Second Wall Street Novel -- Rare. A very... Read More about A Week in Wall Street. By One Who Knows
New York: Alfred Cobb, Steam Law Book Catalogue & Mercantile Job Printer, 1868. Read More about Certificate of Incorporation, By-Laws and Prospectus of the Earth Boring Machine Co. Organized...
September 11, 1894. Edison and the Birth of Film. A letter dating from the birth year of motion picture exhibition, from the inventor of the medium, Edison, to one of the first motion picture distributors and producers, Norman C. Raff, mentioning a third important figure in the history of film..... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed ("Edison"), to Norman C. Raff, relating to the early efforts in...
New York: Printed and Sold by William Elliot at the Tontine Coffee-House, 1812. First edition. An unusual early New York directory which lists the city's residents alphabetically and includes their occupations and addresses, followed by a separate listing by street identifying residents in order by street and address number. "The..... Read More about Elliot's Improved New-York Double Directory
New York: Piercy & Co. Printers. No. 72 Bowery, 1831. UNRECORDED. Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 was established during British rule, on July 10, 1772. After many of its volunteer members marched off to fight in the Revolution, it was reorganized in 1784 and given the name “Mutual Hook..... Read More about By-Laws of Mutual Fire Hook and Ladder Company No. 1
New York: Piercy & Co, 1831. First Edition. UNRECORDED. Read More about Constitution and By-Laws of Aetna Fire Engine Company No. 16. Passed March 2, 1829
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1882. First edition. Read More about The Story of the Volunteer Fire Department of the City of New York
New York: William C. Bryant & Co, 1871. First edition. The report offers detailed information on the early years of Central Park, including a large folding map and guide. It includes appendices with the “Legal History of the Jurisdiction of the Department of Public Parks”; a report of the comptroller..... Read More about First Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Department of Public Parks for the Year...
New York: May 7, 1860. In this letter Hamilton Fish (1808-1893), one time Govenor and Senator from New York, and Secretary of State under President Grant, writes to former Senator from Delaware, Richard H. Bayard (1796-1868), regarding the geneological details of the Bayard family's relationship through marriage to the Stuyvesant..... Read More about Autograph Letter, Signed. To Honble. Richard H. Bayard
New York: Mayer & Merkel, . Bowne Properties. 153.407 acres of Flushing between Bay Side and Queens Avenue over to Jamaica Avenue. John Bowne, the Quaker leader (1627/8 -1695) came from England in 1649 and settled in Flushing in 1653. After various peregrinations due to his religious beliefs he settled..... Read More about Map of Land in Flushing sold in Partition in the Suit of Benjamin C. Bowne against James Bowne et...
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927. First edition, one of 750 copies printed by William Edwin Rudge, Inc., at Mt. Vernon, N.Y. in October, 1927. Inscribed on half-title, "Dr. Ernest King in remembrance of 6 Dec. 1927 with good wishes & thanks from Ford Madox Ford." Read More about New York Essays
New York: W.J. Widdleton, Publisher, 1865. One of 100 numbered Large Paper copies for Subscribers. This copy unnumbered. Printed by A. Alvord. Read More about Old New York: or, Reminiscences of the Past Sixty Years. With a Memoir of the Author by Henry T....
New York: [1866 or later]. Tillou's essay on Fulton was published within the 1866 volume of Valentine's Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. The extra-illustrations include portraits of Fulton and contemporaries, as well as views of his steamboats, homes, etc. Read More about Trinity Chuchyard. A Sketch of the Life of Robert Fulton ... Illustrated
New York: Published by Dodd, Mead & Company, 1902. First edition. One of 350 copies on deckle-edge paper. Read More about The Journals of Hugh Gaine Printer. Edited by Paul Leicester Ford. Volume I. Biography and...
New York: America Press, 1938. First edition. Read More about The Jesuits of the Middle United States
New York: Mahlon Day, 1825. First edition. Griscom (1774-1852) opened a school for boys in New York City in 1807 and advocated the monitorial system of instruction, in which more advanced students help teach the less advanced. Read More about Monitorial Instruction. An Address, Pronounced at the Opening of the New-York High-School
c.1910. This livery stable, owned by Henry A. Bunkenburg, was located at 413 W. 44th street (New York) in 1907, according to the Trow Business Directory of that year. By 1926, many of the livery stables in New York City had been replaced by other businesses, including a good number..... Read More about H. Bunkenburg Livery Stable: photo of building with employees in front
New York: Farrar Straus, . First edition of the author's first book. Read More about The Oblong Blur and Other Odysseys
New York: Mahlon Day, 1832. The New York House of Refuge, located on the Bowery, was the first juvenile reformatory in the United States, largely tasked with "educating" the growing city's immigrant and socio-economically disadvantaged populations for crimes such as petty larceny and vagrancy. This report includes all the acts..... Read More about Documents Relative to the House of Refuge, Instituted by the Society for the Reformation of...
N.p: n.d. Self-portrait of Drue Heinz in the form of a stream-of-consciousness letter, done for collector and bookseller Burt Britton. With a 1 p. ALS to Britton giving him permission to use the letter for “your marvellous book”. Read More about “… SELFPORTRAITOFMAYBEDHFORBURTONTHESTRAND …"
New York: Macmillian Company, September 1932. Inscribed on the ffe, "To Dr. Charles C. Adams who started me on the right economic road. 1/10/39" Read More about Men At Work: Photographic Studies of Modern Men and Machines
[New York? ca. 1896]. Photographs of the private library of sportsman, conservationist and naturalist William Temple Hornaday, ca. 1896, when he had just assumed the post of director of the New York Zoolological Park. Hornaday was one of the great sportsman naturalists of late nineteenth-century America who raised his voice..... Read More about Three Photographs of the Sporting Library of William T. Hornaday, director of the New York...
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, . First edition, special issue, signed by Howe on the half-title. Signed. Signed on half-title. Read More about World of Our Fathers. [The journey of the East European Jews to America and the life they Found...
[New York: May 1930]. Presentation album of original drawings and autograph sentiments to John Lovejoy Elliott (1868-1942), Founder of the Hudson Guild Settlement House and an Ethical Culture Society Leader. Given on the occasion of a dinner in his honor on May 26, 1930. The album opens with a calligraphic..... Read More about In Honor of John L. Elliott [cover title
New York: April 8, 1943. Hughes Bussing Tables at the Stage Door Canteen. The Stage Door Canteen was a New York nightclub run by the USO (American Theater Wing) for the benefit of servicemen on leave, and many stars and celebrities volunteered to perform menial tasks as well as to..... Read More about Portrait of Langston Hughes as busboy at the Stage Door Canteen, with 3 friends