Our Firemen: The Official History of the Brooklyn Fire Department, from the First Volunteer to the Latest Appointee

BROOKLYN FIRE DEPARTMENT.

Add 
to Cart
Price: $900.00


TermsAsk a Question

Place Published: Brooklyn
Publisher: Brooklyn Fire Department
Date Published: 1892

Description: Compiled from the Records of the Department. 80 illustrations, most of which are photographic portraits. 478pp. + many pages of ads from Brooklyn merchants, 4to, original decorated maroon cloth, spine ends lightly worn, edges of corners worn, some pages of text lightly soiled in right margins, page 61 lacks the lower right corner margin. Brooklyn: (Brooklyn Fire Deparment), 1892. First Edition.

Comments: Beginning in 1785, the Brooklyn Fire Department consisted of six volunteer firemen who served an annual term. In 1816 with more that 35 firemen, the Brooklyn Fire Department was incorporated. In 1898, when the City of Brooklyn was consolidated into the City of New York, the Brooklyn Fire Department was merged with the Fire Department of the City of New York. Many of the photographic illustrations are individual portraits of firemen or group portraits of members of engine companies in their uniforms. This work includes the history of those engine companies and the ten districts that encompass them. Some of the merchant ads at the end are illustrated. Interally, a bright, tight copy.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Condition: good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 250573


More AMERICANA RARE: webrss
More NEW YORK: webrss
More BROOKLYN: webrss
More FIRE FIGHTING: webrss

By This Author: BROOKLYN FIRE DEPARTMENT.
By This Publisher: Brooklyn Fire Department
ABAA ILAB
Topic Notification
Receive e-mail notification of new arrivals in your topics of interest.


Many thanks for your prompt reply informing me that the book is now set aside for the library. It's great that you are willing and able to send an invoice with the book -- it makes life a little easier when you work for a very large institution! Thanks again. - Anne R.
Argosy Book Store on Facebook
Argosy Book Store on Instagram
Site by Bibliopolis