New York: Privately printed, 1947 B'way, ca. 1920. Copy # 6, signed on title page by Wall. AUTHOR'S... Read More about Greenwich Village Types Tenements & Temples
Queens Village, New York, NY: July 18, 1811. An indenture concerning a historically significant property on Long Island and a sale by Lloyd heir, John Nelson Lloyd (1783-1842), and his mother, Amelia White Lloyd (1760-1818), to John Nelson Lloyd’s sister, Angelina Lloyd Strong (1785-1814). Queens Village, originally annexed to Oyster... Read More about Autograph manuscript indenture signed (“Jno Nelson Lloyd”) and (”Amelia Lloyd”) for the...
Syracuse, N.Y: J.G.K. Truair and Printers, Office of the Daily Journal, 1859. First edition. Read More about The Rev. J.W. Loguen as a Slave and as a Freeman. A Narrative of Real Life
New York: May 7, 1819. Manuscript Map of a Block in Old New York, 1819. Mr. Gardner's block, on Manhatten's Lower East Side, is bounded by Norfolk, Stanton, Suffolk and Rivington Streets, and consists of 32 numbered parcels of surveyed land, 16 fronting on Norfolk Street and 16 on Suffolk... Read More about Manuscript map of “Property Situated on Norfolk Street belonging to Thos. Gardner, Esq.”...
New York: Sold by T. A. Ronalds, ca. 1800. Used to settle debts without money, especially between persons in different countries. Maverick was a noted New York Engraver, known for his portraits as well as his views. He was a general engraver and copper plate printer. Read More about A sheet of Exchange with the First (Second and Third) of Exchange portions, unaccomplished
New York: Cassell Publishing Company, . First edition. Samuel Ward McAllister (1827–1895) was the self-appointed arbiter of New York society from the 1860s to the early 1890s.McAllister coined the phrase "the Four Hundred". According to him, this was the number of people in New York who really mattered; the people... Read More about Society As I Have Found It
(Paris: Contact Publishing Co, 1926. First edition. Printed in Dijon by Darantiere. " 'Post-Adolescence', actually McAlmon's first book, having been written previously to 'A Hasty Bunch', continued the story, with the scene shifting to Greenwich Village, where McAlmon had lived briefly in 1920, and where he had met four of... Read More about Post Adolescence
New York City: August 28, 1854. A SURPRISINGLY POIGNANT POEM FROM A HARDENED VETERAN. Romantic in a style befitting the era, Farnum offers a graphic account of a a heart-wrenching scene from battle, which he describes as ”carelessly written but respectfully dedicated to Maria L. Green.” Reading in part:…”Where hot..... Read More about Autograph Document, Signed, "J. Egbert Farnum late of the U.S.A." Being a hand-written...
Washington: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1822. Reports of the Quartermaster's Department and the Ordnance Department, including a statement of the progress made in the establishment of military depots in the United States also the expenses of the Court martial “convened for the trial of militia delinquents during the late... Read More about Documents accompanying the Bill Making Further Appropriations for the Military Service of the U....
New York: The Knickerbocker Publishing Company, 1896. First edition. Lists the most cubable of men in NYC and America of that age. Read More about Select Organizations of the United States
Palatine Bridge, New York: 7 December 1881. Middle Castle of the Mohawks Location. Frey writing to Webster who was going to lay out a new town “Prospect Hill” which Frey believes may be the location of the Middle Castle of the Mohawks at and sometime previous to the Revolution. He... Read More about Autograph letter signed "S. L. Frey", to Peter G. Webster, Fort Plain
London: Printed by and for T. Chapman, 1795. Signed Clement C. Moore. This is a copy from the library of the Reverend Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779-July 10, 1863), signed him on the verso of the front endpaper "Clement C. Moore." A Hebrew scholar and writer of verse, Moore... Read More about The Seasons...with His Life and a Complete Index and Glossary. Embellished with 14 Fine...
London: printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1776. With Inscription That His Father Gave it to Him. This is a copy from the library of the Reverend Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779-July 10, 1863), signed by him on the front endpaper of each volume. In Volume One, "C.C.... Read More about Epistolae ad Pisones et Augustum
[New York: Privately Printed, 1880; 1881]. One of a few copies printed. A Shakespeare New York Calendar: "...one of a few copies printed..." Rare and charming little calendars compiled by this New York antiquarian, member of the New York Historical Society, and co-founder of the Bradford Club, which was a.... Read More about Events in the History of New York City with Illustrations from Shakespeare by a New Yorker
New York: E. Robinson, 1887. First edition. Read More about Robinson's Atlas of Morris County New Jersey Compiled from Official Records, Private Plans &...
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1864. Read More about The Rise of the Dutch Republic, A History
Albany: J. Munsell, 1852. First collected edition. The Kane-Storr Families. The papers had first appeared in “The Churchman.” They were the memorial papers for the three members of the Kane Family who passed away within four months, John Innes Kane of Woodlawn, Mary Kane, his wife and her brother-in-law, The..... Read More about The Kindred Dead
Harrisonburg, [Virginia]: J.H. Wartmann and Brothers, 1849. First Edition. Read More about Sketches on a Tour through the Northern and Eastern States, the Canadas & Nova Scotia
Albany: Weed, Parsons & Company, by Order of the Assembly of the State of New-York, 1850. With 17 Hand-Colored Plates of Indian Artifacts. Includes several Reports: (A) Catalogue of the Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fishes, &c Added to the State Caginet of natural history, from January 1, 1849, to January... Read More about Third Annual Report of the Regents of the University, on the Condition of the State Cabinet of...
New York: John L. O'Sullivan, 1845. First edition. Birth of the New York City Police Department. New York adopted the Municipal Police Act in May of 1845, replacing an antiquated night watch and constabulary system that could no longer handle a swell in crime that accompanied a massively increasing population... Read More about Regulations for the Day and Night Police of the City of New York with Instructions as to the...
New York: circa 1912-195. 87 PHOTOS. THe NYC watershed consists of 19 Upstate reservoirs and 3 copntrolled lakes that cover 1,900 square miles in the Catskill Mountains. The Ashokan Reservoir was finished in 19151. Ulster & Delaware Railroad Station2. Steam shovels3. Town with workers (Uncaptioned)4. 3 uncaptioned shots of equipment5.The... Read More about An Album with 87 professional photographs depicting construction of the Ashokan reservoir, which...
[New York: printed by Douglas Taylor, 89 Nassau St, for the Aqueduct Commissioners of New York City, 1887. With "Compliments of Aqueduct Commissioners" slip bound in at front. New Croton Aqueduct. A profusely illustrated report on the construction of the New Croton Aqueduct, which opened in 1890 and replaced the... Read More about New York City. Report to the Aqueduct Commissioners ... Including the Plans and Work of...
New York: Valentine's Manual, Inc, . First edition. Read More about Valentine's Manual of Old New York 1923. Volume VII, New Series
New York: Valentine's Manual, Inc, . First edition. Read More about Valentine's Manual of Old New York 1924. Volume VIII
New York: Valentine's Manual, Inc, . First edition. Read More about Valentine's Manual of Old New York 1924. Volume XII, New Series
New York: Valentine's Manual Inc 15 East 40th Street, . Read More about Valentine's Manual of Old New York. No. 6. New Series 1922