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1884 FRAMED HISTORIC DOCUMENT NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE SAMUEL S. NOSTRAND HAND LETTERED [G] [Lbc], State Of New York National Guard
1 1884 FRAMED HISTORIC DOCUMENT NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATE SAMUEL S. NOSTRAND HAND LETTERED [G] [Lbc] State Of New York National Guard
State of New YORK NATIONAL GUARD 1884 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
National GUARD; Military; Description: This lot features the following historic document: Year: 1884Dimensions: Frame measures 18" by 12"Details/Condition: This original framed [IN OLD FRAME], document is the signed certificate stating membership in the New York National Guard. The paper is dated February 23, 1884. Not examined out of frame. The brown wooden frame contains the printed and hand-lettered piece which shows age wear and some yellowing; some tape show-through is also visible. Adt'l graphics of back and closeups of names available. ; 0 29907 
Price: 93.95 USD
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BIOGRAPHICAL AND PORTRAIT CYCLOPEDIA OF CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NEW YORK, Hon. Obed Edson. edited by Butler F. Dilley.
2 BIOGRAPHICAL AND PORTRAIT CYCLOPEDIA OF CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NEW YORK Hon. Obed Edson. edited by Butler F. Dilley.
Philadelphia John M. Gresham & Co. , 1891 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 730 pages; With a Historical Sketch of the County by Hon. Obed Edson.. Publisher's full brown morocco. Edges and joints worn, 2-inch tear to top of front joint. Occasional light foxing, light toning to text. Several dozen portrait plates. All edges gilt. ; 9 32150 
Price: 169.15 USD
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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS: YESTERDAY TODAY TOMORROW, B. Meredith Langstaff
3 BROOKLYN HEIGHTS: YESTERDAY TODAY TOMORROW B. Meredith Langstaff
Brooklyn Heights Association 1937 First Edition Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 79 pages; "This little annual has a purpose, a single and straight-forward purpose: to awaken the minds of residents and business men on Brooklyn Heights to the fact that here we have the most convenient and the most delightful residential section of the whole city. "Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in stapled printed wrappers. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains frontispiece showing Brooklyn Heights about 1625, numerous textual illustrations and maps. Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25". Scarce- Wolrdcat locates but 9 copies in collections. Advertisements, photos, illustrations, articles, maps ; 0 34367 
Price: 140.95 USD
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EXTRACTS FROM SKETCHES OF TICONDEROGA; BURIAL OF LORD HOWE, Cook, Joseph; Owen, Edward J.
4 EXTRACTS FROM SKETCHES OF TICONDEROGA; BURIAL OF LORD HOWE Cook, Joseph; Owen, Edward J.
N Y, N Y Press of the Sentinel Ticonderoga c1880 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photographs, folding map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 97 pages; Publisher's green cloth. 8 full page photographs and a fold out map. End papers a little darkened from binding. Contents VG. ; 0 31384 
Price: 140.95 USD
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FINAL RESULTS OF THE TRIANGULATION OF THE NEW YORK STATE SURVEY 1887,ALSO ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE SURVEY, Ward, Samuel B & Commissioners Of The New York State Survey,
5 FINAL RESULTS OF THE TRIANGULATION OF THE NEW YORK STATE SURVEY 1887,ALSO ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE SURVEY Ward, Samuel B & Commissioners Of The New York State Survey,
Albany NY Weed, Parsons & Co. 1887 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tal; Final Results of the Triangulation of the New York State Survey 1887, also eleventh annual report of the State Survey. All 5 maps present and VG in back pocket, one quite large. Publisher's dark cloth. Front hinge tightened. ; 0 31412 
Price: 169.15 USD
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HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN NEW YORK,: THREE CENTURIES OF MEDICAL PROGRESS [COMPLETE IN 5 VOLUMES], James Joseph Walsh
6 HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN NEW YORK,: THREE CENTURIES OF MEDICAL PROGRESS [COMPLETE IN 5 VOLUMES] James Joseph Walsh
N Y, N Y National Americana Society, 1919 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Medical; Biographies; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 323, pages; Crisp and clean in publisher's original cloth. Top edge gilt. Numerous photographic portraits. Publisher's brownish red cloth. Vols I-III 960pp. Vols IV & V 482pp. A few small faded flecks to some covers. ; 11 31063 
Price: 258.45 USD
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HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO WITH A PRELIMINARY VIEW OF THE ANCIENT MEXICAN CIVILIZATION AND THE LIFE OF THE CONQUEROR, HERNANDO CORTES  (Vol III Only of Three Published), Prescott, William H.
7 HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO WITH A PRELIMINARY VIEW OF THE ANCIENT MEXICAN CIVILIZATION AND THE LIFE OF THE CONQUEROR, HERNANDO CORTES (Vol III Only of Three Published) Prescott, William H.
Philadelphia David Mckay Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 3/4 leather with detached boards. Circa 1875 ; 0 14072 
Price: 15.93 USD
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MANHATTAN AN ODE AND HENRY H. HUDSON AN ESSAY, Clarke, Joseph; and Hubbard, Elbert
8 MANHATTAN AN ODE AND HENRY H. HUDSON AN ESSAY Clarke, Joseph; and Hubbard, Elbert
Roycrofters 1910 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 62 pages; Marker ribbon bound in; 0 31379 
Price: 23.45 USD
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MEMORIES OF MANHATTAN IN THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES, Harris, Charles T.
9 MEMORIES OF MANHATTAN IN THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES Harris, Charles T.
NY Derrydale Press 1928 Presumed 1st Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 16115 
Price: 32.85 USD
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MINUTES OF THE COURT OF FORT ORANGE, Van Laer. A. J. F. ,
10 MINUTES OF THE COURT OF FORT ORANGE Van Laer. A. J. F. ,
The University of the State of New York 1920 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 326 pages; Contents clean, b/w ills. ; Signed by Author; 0 35194 
Price: 23.45 USD
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NEW YORK AND THE STATE IT'S IN, Jennison, Keith
11 NEW YORK AND THE STATE IT'S IN Jennison, Keith
May not be noted. Good with no dust jacket 
HUMOR; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Photographs; Jennison, Keith New York and the State It's in N Y: William Sloane Associates Inc. 1949. Hard Cover. . First Printing. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 111 pp. W/ index, a pictorial tour of New York and humorous comments. ; 0 5760 
Price: 14.05 USD
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NEW YORK CITY STORY: OFFICIAL PUBLICATION COMMEMORATING THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF NEW YORK CITY FEATURING THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-5, Richard Bowe
12 NEW YORK CITY STORY: OFFICIAL PUBLICATION COMMEMORATING THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF NEW YORK CITY FEATURING THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-5 Richard Bowe
N Y, N Y Historical Publications Inc. 1964 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; Oblong 4to 11" - 13; 64 pages; With paper clip stain from having clipped in the original invoice for $2.95 from the publisher. ; 3 31312 
Price: 23.45 USD
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NEW YORK IS VERY MUCH ALIVE : A MANPOWER VIEW, Ginzberg, Eli; Conservation Of Human Resources Staff
13 NEW YORK IS VERY MUCH ALIVE : A MANPOWER VIEW Ginzberg, Eli; Conservation Of Human Resources Staff
May not be noted. 0070232865 / 9780070232860 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Ginzberg, Eli; Conservation of Human Resources Staff New York Is Very Much Alive : A Manpower View New York, NY, U. S. A. : McGraw-Hill Companies, The, 1973. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. First Edition. Scrawled dedication on fep- unidentified. ; 0 5471 
Price: 14.05 USD
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NEW YORK UNBOUND: THE CITY AND THE POLITICS OF THE FUTURE, Salins, Peter D.
14 NEW YORK UNBOUND: THE CITY AND THE POLITICS OF THE FUTURE Salins, Peter D.
May not be noted. 1557860084 / 9781557860088 Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Salins, Peter D. , Illustrated by Cover Art New York Unbound - the City and the Politics of the Future N. Y. : Basil Blackwell, 1988. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. ; 0 5468 
Price: 14.05 USD
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OLD NEW YORK  (Miniature 3.5" Tall Book), Brown, Henry Collins
15 OLD NEW YORK (Miniature 3.5" Tall Book) Brown, Henry Collins
NY Valentine's Manual Press 1922 First Edition Flexible cloth Very Good with no dust jacket 
Miniature Books; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Tarry-At-Home Travels; Photographs; 64mo; Number three of a series toning to pages, book is sound with a number of photographs. Scarce in this size. This is a history of New York illustrated with frequent photographs. ; 0 13698 
Price: 37.55 USD
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OUR NEW YORK [SIGNED], Kazin, Alfred
16 OUR NEW YORK [SIGNED] Kazin, Alfred
N Y, N Y Harper & Row [1989] 0060161825 / 9780060161828 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by (Finn, David) 
Photography; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 224 pages; orig. Cloth, d/j. Photo illus. Inscribed & signed by David Finn on title page. Numerous full page plates. Slight peeling of plastic at lower rt corner of front DJ panel. ; Signed by Author; 0 29095 
Price: 46.95 USD
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW YORK STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION THE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING, WITH CONSTITUTION... VOL. XV, New York State Historical Association
17 PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW YORK STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION THE SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING, WITH CONSTITUTION... VOL. XV New York State Historical Association
Albany, New York New York State Historical Association, 1916 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; photos; royal 8; 360 pages; Rubbed, faded, contents with considerable library markings; 0 33704 
Price: 46.95 USD
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REPORT OF THE STATE BOTANIST 1903 Bulletin 75 Botany 7, Clarke, John M Director
18 REPORT OF THE STATE BOTANIST 1903 Bulletin 75 Botany 7 Clarke, John M Director
NY University of the State of New York 1904 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Botany; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; ; 0 18244 
Price: 23.45 USD
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REPORT OF THE STATE BOTANIST 1904 Bulletin 94 Botany 8, Clarke, John M Director
19 REPORT OF THE STATE BOTANIST 1904 Bulletin 94 Botany 8 Clarke, John M Director
NY University of the State of New York 1905 First Edition Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Botany; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; ; 0 18247 
Price: 23.45 USD
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REPORT OF THE STATE BOTANIST 1905 Bulletin 105 Botany 9, Clarke, John M Director
20 REPORT OF THE STATE BOTANIST 1905 Bulletin 105 Botany 9 Clarke, John M Director
NY University of the State of New York 1906 First Edition Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Botany; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; A little chipping to covers; 0 18246 
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