Brooklyn: Brooklyn Fire Department, 1892. 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. Beginning in 1785, the Brooklyn Fire Department consisted of six volunteer firemen who served...
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New York: Macmillan, 1953. Color Frontis., numerous b/w Illus. illustrated, 319pp., 4to, blue cloth, d.w. slightly chipped, right and bottom margins throughout are lightly dampstained. New York: Macmillan, 1953. Record of fire marks used by fire insurance companies in 63 countries.
New York: Harold Vincent Smith, 1939. Many color and b/w Illus. 63pp. 4to, pictorial wrs. New York: Harold Vincent Smith, 1939. Very good History of fire fighting in New York City.
New York: Hastings House, 1952. Profusely Illus. in b/w and color. 4to, two-toned cloth, cloth lightly soiled, head of spine lightly worn; several pages discolored from old news clippings laid-in. New York: Hastings House, (1952).
New York: Hastings House, 1952. Profusely Illus. in b/w and color. 4to, two-toned cloth. New York: Hastings House, (1952). Very good.
Boston: 1852. Partial unsigned manuscript consisting of four pages, 9.75 x 7.75 inches, labeled "2" through "5," of a more extensive document, all in the hand of Moses G. Farmer from 1852-1853, discussing the earliest trial-runs of the first ever Electric Fire Alarm System implemented in Boston. Though placed into service on April 28th 1852, Farmer's notes (in diary form) start on June 21st, assessing the system while constantly citing ways to improve his new invention, in very small part...
Secaucus: Chartwell Books, 1985. Over 170 photo Illus., 60 in color. 4to, red cloth, d.w., front cloth cover slightly bowed, otherwise very good. (Secaucus): Chartwell Books, (1985).
London: Geo. Gibbons Ltd. Color lithograph. 29.25" x 19.5. In very good condition. Printed in Great Britain stamp lower right. Iconic image in bold colors. Full text reads: "Women! You are needed in the National Fire Service as full-time or part-time members. You can train to be a telephonist, despatch rider, driver, canteen worker and for many other duties. Apply for particulars to the nearest fire station or employment exchange." Hard to find.
New York: Harper's Weekly, 1872. Woodcut. Image measures 13.75" x 9 1/8". This engraved view of Boston after the Great Fire of 1872 was published nationally in the December 14, 1872 issue of Harper's Weekly. The fire, which destroyed about 65 acres of downtown Boston, was the worst in the city history. Steamboats in the foreground hose down the burnt wharfs. Behind the harbor, the burnt downtown spreads out before the viewer as a mass of charred remains. To the...
Boston: 1861. 4 pages (front and back) on embossed blind-stamp letterhead, each two-page spread measuring 7.5 x 9.75 inches, Boston, July 29, 1861. Written and signed by Marie Goodwin, the constant companion to Mrs. Samuel Appleton (aka "Aunt Sam"), giving a firsthand account of the tragic and horrific death of Fanny Longfellow and its aftermath, in part: "...I know you will be interested in hearing of the welfare of the family since the distressing death of Mrs. Longfellow. The papers...
New York: 1886. Historical document -- a payroll spreadsheet and certifying documents for Engine Co. No. 40, for January 1886. Signed by the firemen to be paid, the fire commissioner, the foreman, and the certifier. The widow of one of the firefighters has signed for him, and a certified letter identifies her as entitled to his estate. Folio, 2 pages, plus 4to, 1 page. New York. Feb. 1, 1886.
Atglen: Schiffer Publishing, 2001. Over 500 color photo Illus. 4to, pictorial boards, d.w. Atglen: Schiffer Publishing, (2001). Fine.
New York: Doubleday, 1977. Exquisite photographs by Jull Freedman.Slim 4to, black cloth backed red boards, d.w. (small chips). New York: Doubleday, 1977. First Edition. A near fine copy in a very good Dust wrapper.
New York: Viking, 1939. 619pp. Thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full camel morocco; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Viking Press, (1939). First edition. Paper at bottom margin of page 329 is damaged, otherwise a fine copy.
New York: ReganBooks, 2002. Color Illus. 8vo, 1/2 black cloth, d.w. (New York): ReganBooks, (2002). Fine.