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New York: Dorland Press, 1927. Illustrated with reproductions of antique prints & b/w photographs, mostly of local architecture. 296 pages. Tall 8vo, original gilt-stamped pictorial blue flexible cloth (rubbed at spine ends); uncut edges, t.e.g. New York: Dorland Press, 1927. Limited First Edition. Ownership signature in pencil and gift inscription in ink, still about very good. Limited numbered edition, signed by the author.
New York: William Sloane Associates, 1950. Illustrated with sketches by John O'Hara Cosgrave II. 430 pages. 8vo, white boards with green tree illustration, dust wrapper, price clipped. New York: William Sloane Associates, (1950). A very good copy, boards worn but internally clean, in a very good dust wrapper. Signed by the author.
Albany: Van Benthuysen, 1853. 37pp. 8vo, original printed wrappers, sewn; wrs. lightly soiled in margins. Albany: Van Benthuysen, 1853. First Edition. Senate Document 82. Report contributing to the establishment of Central Park. Includes testimony by John Torrey, James Hogg, and others as to the best site of the park. As a result of this report, the legislature on July 31, 1853 authorized the city to take the area from 59th to 106th Streets for the park (106th to 110th Street.....
Complete with 5 original mounted photographs; 5 color lithographs, 3 folding; 19 color maps, 7 folding; 20 b/w plates, one folding. 427pp. thick 4to, orig. cloth; (spine repaired, inner hinges strengthened, two large folding maps separated but complete). N.Y., 1871. First edition. Most of the report is on Central Park. Maps include Central, Union Sq., Madison, and Washington Sq. Parks. The two separated maps are of the Harlem River and the streets of Manhattan and the Bronx.
New York: Grattan and Banks, 1819. 114pp. plus 21pp. index. 8vo, 3/4 contemporary calf, spine and edges of covers worn, edges of corners worn and lightly bumped, scattered light foxing, mostly to margins, inner hinges strengthened, some pages underlined in pencil, last blank page and back endpaper with pencil annotations. New York: Grattan and Banks, 1819. Later printing of Governor John Montgomerie's 1730 Charter of New York City. The 1730 Charter was the second one under British rule and incorporates.....