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Alms House of the City of New York:
A BOUND VOLUME OF PAMPHLETS ON THE NEW YORK CITY ALMS HOUSE, 1853-1855.
Pagination varies, with earlier reports and minutes paginated individually; later pagination beginning at [305] through page 595. Bound in half morocco with marbled boards [lightly rubbed and worn], rebacked with original gilt lettered spine laid down. Spine reads, "Minutes of the Board of Governors of the Alms House. 1855," Some light tanning, scattered spotting [most limited to blank margins], light spotting of final report. Overall, Very Good. A variety of reports of various committees of the Alms House plus by-laws and meeting minutes are included. The Alms House was located on Blackwell's Island. In 1849 it was placed under the management of Ten Governors.

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Citizens' Association of New York:
FIVE PAMPHLETS PUBLISHED BY THE CITIZENS' ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK.
(1) Report of the Executive Council to the Honorary Council of the Citizens' Association of New York. 64pp. (2) Items of Abuse in the Government of the City of New-York. Tax-Payers, Citizens, Read! Read!! Read!!! 22pp. (3) To the Honorary Council of the Citizens' Association of New-York. 16pp. (4) An Appeal by the Citizens' Association of New York, Against the Abuses in the Local Government, to the Legislature of the State of New York, and to the Public. 32pp. (5) Important Reform Measures Passed by the Legislature... 12pp. All items disbound and, but for the lack of wrappers, in Very Good condition. The Citizens' Association was formed in 1863 to produce "radical Reform in the Municipal Government." Its pamphlets set forth the City's deep-seated problems: "swarms" of office-seekers and office-holders, corruption, bureaucratic overlap, wasted revenues, mismanagement, dumbed-down public schools, filthy streets, and much, much more. Reforms are proposed. FIRST EDITIONS [the lot]. Sabin 54188n [items 1, 2, 3].

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Literary and Philosophical Society of New York:
THE CHARTER, LAWS, AND REGULATIONS...WITH A LIST OF THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS.
C.S. Van Winkle, Printer to the University, New York:, 1818
Contemporary plain wrappers, later [?] stitching. 19, [1] pp. Untrimmed, tanned, Very Good. The first printing of the founding documents of this organization, incorporated in March 1815. De Witt Clinton, James Kent, David Hosack, Robert Fulton, Cadwallader Colden, Brockholst Livingston, James Renwick, Rufus King, and William Sampson were among the incorporators. Its purpose was to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and to encourage research and publication, of history, political science, medicine, chemistry, 'natural philosophy,' mathematics, geography, astronomy, husbandry, manufactures, and the useful arts. Members are listed alphabetically at pages 11-19, and the Officers at page 20. FIRST EDITION. AI 44591 [4]. Sabin 53761. Not in Rink, Eberstadt, Decker.

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Merchants' Association of New York:
AN INQUIRY INTO THE CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE WATER-SUPPLY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK. AUGUST, 1900.
Isaac H. Blanchard Co, [New York:, 1900]
Original green cloth [corners bumped, a bit of extremity wear, gilt spine lettering and front cover lettering dulled]. xxxix, 627pp. Many folding color maps, charts and illustrations. Two single-page printed items from the Merchants' Association laid in: [1] "The edition of this report is limited. Kindly notify us if it does not interest you so that we may send for this copy." [2] Printed transmittal letter. Occasional light wear, about Very Good. The Merchants' Association was "formed by wholesale traders in an effort to attract dry-goods firms to New York City and assist those already there. After 1900 it developed into a powerful group with influence over governmental affairs." Jackson Encyclopedia of New York 751. Its impressive report delineates minutely the sources of the City's water supply, its future needs, and the legislative and executive action necessary to meet those needs. Financial analyses, borough-by-borough reports, and alternative courses are presented in detail. FIRST EDITION.

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New York & New Haven Railroad Company:
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE NEW YORK AND NEW HAVEN RAILROAD COMPANY. MAY 10, 1860.
Thomas J. Stafford, New Haven:, 1860
Original printed wrappers [dirty], stitched. [2], 31, [1 blank] pp. Good+. A thorough Report on "the receipts, expenditures, general operations and present condition of this Company." Improvements to stations and stock, difficulties with "certain contracts made by Robert Schuyler," a discussion of Schuyler's frauds and the claims resulting therefrom are reviewed. "A List of the Regular Officers, Agents and Employes, with the pay of each for the past year..." is printed.

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New York and Erie Railroad Company:
SECOND REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE NEW YORK AND ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY, TO THE STOCKHOLDERS. FEBRUARY 3D, 1841.
Printed by Egbert Hedge, Railroad Journal Office. 120 Nassau Street, New-York:, 1841
34, [2 blank], [2], 15 [appendix], [1], [2 blank] pp. Attractive green foldout map of the State of New York [a few short splits along folds, one short closed tear repaired with small piece of tape on verso]. Original printed wrappers [small institutional paper label with reinforced spine]. Stitched, blindstamp at bottom of title page. Else Very Good. AI 41-3849 [4]. OCLC 39816544 [4 -serial].

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New York and Erie Railroad:
COPY OF THE REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE NEW-YORK AND ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE, ON THE 12TH DAY OF JANUARY, 1836, PURSUANT TO THE DIRECTIONS OF THE NINETEENTH SECTION OF THE ACT INCORPORATING THE SAID COMPANY.
11, [1 blank] pp. Folding chart. Stitched, untrimmed. Scattered light foxing, Very Good. The pamphlet includes 'Report of the Receipts and Expenditures ...up to, and including the 31st day of December, 1835'; 'Copy, of the Petition of the New-York and Erie Rail Road Company' seeking State support for the Road; and a folding chart by James Seymour, Division Engineer, with a detailed list of 'Engineer's estimate of quantity, and Contractor's prices'. James G. King was President, and Samuel B. Ruggles Comptroller, of the Road. Thompson 1419. OCLC 39255517 [2- NYPL, Princeton]. Not in American Imprints.

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New York and Erie Railroad:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE RUNNING OF TRAINS, ETC., ON THE NEW YORK AND ERIE RAILROAD. TO GO INTO EFFECT ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1857.
Press of the New York and Erie Railroad Company, New York:, 1857
12mo. [2], ii, [2], 107 pp. Illustration of the Starrucca Viaduct. Original quarter morocco and green cloth [spine worn through in spots, joints split but holding]. Occasional light foxing, endpapers have pencil erasure marks, else quite clean. Good+. The book covers general employment regulations: signals of danger, of caution, when to apply or release brakes, etc.; rules for conductor, engineer, station agents, and other employees; regulations on telegraphs; with a Table of Distances, Speed Tables, and other information. The Company periodically issued such Instructions. OCLC 16267133 [7], as of July 2014.

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New York and Erie Railroad:
REPORT OF MONCURE ROBINSON, OF PENNSYLVANIA, JONATHAN KNIGHT, OF MARYLAND, AND BENJAMIN WRIGHT, OF NEW-YORK, CIVIL ENGINEERS, UPON THE PLAN OF THE NEW-YORK AND ERIE RAIL ROAD.
Printed by George P. Scott & Co., New-York:, 1835
11, [1 blank] pp. Original printed blue wrappers [light foxing and soiling], stitched. Very Good. Three distinguished civil engineers: Robinson built Virginia's first railroad and organized several others; Knight was chief engineer of the B&O Railroad; Wright made the survey for the New York and Erie railroad. Here they report on "points of increased difficulty" in the route. FIRST EDITION. Thomson 1140. AI 34032 [5].

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New York and Stonington Railroad Company:
AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ...PASSED MAY, 1832.
J.M. Elliott, [New York:, 1832]
9pp, bound in attractive modern plain wrappers. Margin-soiled, faint numerical rubberstamp. About Good+. The Road would go from Stonington "to the eastern boundary of this state [i.e., Connecticut] on Pawcatuck River." Despite the Road's name, its operations appear to be confined to Connecticut. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 54741.

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New York Athenaeum:
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE NEW-YORK ATHENAEUM.
Printed by D. Fanshaw, [New York]:, 1825
12pp, dbd, light to moderate spotting. Good+. Printing the Constitution and the Address of the Associates of the New-York Athenaeum, an institution "for the cultivation of Literature and Science, and by which a taste for such pursuits might be awakened and preserved." The Constitution was also printed separately in this year. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 54432n. AI 21677 [2].

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New York Central Park:
EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CENTRAL PARK, FOR THE YEAR ENDING WITH DECEMBER 31, 1864.
Wm. C. Bryant & Co., Printers., New York:, 1865
Disbound, else Very Good. 69pp, as issued. All Illustrations which the Index calls for are present, plus an additional full-page plate: "Boat Landing at the West Shore of the Lake." The frontis plate is "Archway over Bridle Road"; full-page plates also of the "Fountain at the Terrace," "Archway for the Foot Path", "Bird Cage on Mall", folding color map entitled "Central Park Guide" depicting the Croton Reservoir, and the large color folding map of Central Park showing the work completed up to January 1, 1865, also depicting the Croton Reservoir. Lots of info and data are also provided.

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New York Central Railroad:
DISASTER TO THE NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD. DECISIONS OF THE GENERAL TERM OF THE SUPREME COURT, IN THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT, SEPTEMBER, 1859.
Original printed front wrapper, with wrapper title as well as caption title [as issued]. Stitched. 39, [1 blank] pp. Light dust and wear, Good+. An analysis of litigation between the Railroad and a supplier, demonstrating the incompetence of the New York Central's management team. The author warns the Company's stockholders that the case ought to galvanize them to elect new directors, in order to avoid disastrous financial consequences from further bad decisions. FIRST EDITION. Not in BRE, Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, Harv. Law Cat., Marke.

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New York Cheap Transportation Association:
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION OF THE NEW YORK CHEAP TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION.
16pp. Original printed front wrapper [dusted], light wear, Good+. Living in an age of rapid communication and transportation, the people are "dependent almost for their very existence upon the transportation facilities of the country." Rapid advances in rail and steam travel and telegraph technologies necessitate reform: stock-watering, insufficient representation of shareholders on boards of directors, and corrupt management "rings" must end. Other defects in the transportation system include "the present method of undertaking construction of railways without a paid-up capital;" and the practice of running passenger and freight trains over the same track, with the former having the right of way. FIRST EDITION. OCLC 16143622 [7].

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New York City 1844 Election:
MANUSCRIPT LETTER ADDRESSED TO CHARLES P. BROWN, NEW YORK, SEPT. 21, 1844, FROM WM. THRONEBERRY: D. SIR, UNDERSTANDING THAT THE GRAND JURY ARE INVESTIGATING THE SUBJECT OF ILLEGAL VOTING, I REJOICE IN THIS MOVEMENT AND SHALL BE GLAD TO AIDE IN THIS INVESTIGATION. WE WERE SATISFIED THAT THERE WAS ILLEGAL VOTING IN THE 12TH WARD AND APPOINTED A COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE SUBJECT...
6.5" x 8", one leaf. Three light vertical folds. Very Good. In the 1844 election, New York City's voters cast 35% more votes than there were people. Charles P. Brown, to whom this letter was addressed, was on the Board of Assistant Aldermen for New York City from 1843-44, and was foreman of the grand jury investigating the anomaly. He was also assessor and town supervisor of Alabama, New York; and a representative from Genesee County in the General Assembly.

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New York City Anti-Slavery Society:
ADDRESS OF THE NEW-YORK CITY ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY, TO THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK.
West & Trow, New York:, 1833
46pp, lightly foxed, small inner margin remnant of original wraps. Disbound, else Very Good. The Society's Constitution is included, pledging it "to effect a total and immediate abolition of Slavery in the United States." Relying on the Declaration of Independence, the Address urges "that all property of man in man should instantly cease;" explicitly disavows gradual emancipation and colonization; recognizes that Congress has no authority over slavery in the several States; and argues that the law of American slavery renders it far harsher than slavery in other countries. Hoping for "a reformed public opinion," the Society promises to go to work. Two printings issued this year, this one and one from The Emancipator. Dumond 84. AI 20421 [6]. LCP 7078 records The Emancipator printing. Not in Blockson.

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New York City Democratic Party:
GREAT AND IMPORTANT MEETING OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICANS.
Caption title [as issued], dbd. 32pp, scattered foxing. Good+. An array of New York Democrats opposes radical Jacksonians in their Party, especially Robert Dale Owen and Fanny Wright. This pamphlet denounces the sub-treasury plan as a "scheme of destroying all state institutions" which will "virtually annihilate the State sovereignties, cast the whole power over the institutions and business of the country, INTO THE HANDS OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, and accomplish the ultra federal designs of consolidation," hence an "absolute tyranny." Included is an Address to the Democratic Republican Electors of the State of New-York, asserting Owen and Wright want to transform the U.S. by Revolution into a radical, communist society. FIRST EDITION. Wise & Cronin 86. AI 51905 [5]. Not in Eberstadt, Decker.

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New York City Militia:
A STATEMENT, EXPLANATORY OF THE RESIGNATION OF THE OFFICERS OF THE REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, OF THE CITY & COUNTY OF NEW-YORK.
Davis, New York:, 1797
32pp, bound in modern half leather and marbled boards. Scattered spotting, else Very Good. "Concerning the dispute over failure to promote Lt. Col. Sebastian Bauman to brigadier general." NAIP. Among the members of the regiment who resigned were De Witt Clinton; Nicholas Roosevelt [Theodore's distant relative] and, with Robert Livingston and Robert Fulton, an inventor of the vertical steamboat paddle-wheel; John Swartwout, brother of Samuel, the close associate of Burr; Peter Irving, also a writer though obscured by the fame of his brother; and several other well-born New Yorkers. The Regiment's officers "are excluded from the privilege of rising beyond the grade of Lieutenant Colonel, while all the other militia officers of the state are entitled to it." They vainly tried to change this "humiliating" policy; resignation was the only honorable course. FIRST EDITION. Evans 32568. NAIP w022358 [10].

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New York City:
A BRIEF INVESTIGATION OF THE CAUSES WHICH CREATED THE LATE CONTROVERSY ON THE ELECTION OF MAYOR. BY A DEMOCRATIC MEMBER OF THE COMMON COUNCIL.
24pp, sewn, scattered light foxing, Very Good. City political strife. A Roosevelt was a council member. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 54131. AI 645.

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New York City:
ADDRESS OF THE COMMITTEE OF VIGILANCE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK.
G.F. Hopkins, New York:, 1824
8vo, 18pp. Quarter cloth over boards, gilt-lettered red morocco spine label, label rubbed, some light scuffing to upper joint. Small morocco bookplate from the DuPuy collection on the front paste-down. Minor foxing, else Near Fine. New York City's Committee of Vigilance, chaired by Henry Post, demands passage of the state Electoral Law, which would permit each citizen-- rather than the Legislature, i.e., the "Albany Regency"-- to vote for the State's electors in Presidential elections. "Fellow Citizens! Shall we tamely submit to be disfranchised, without one effort to redress ourselves? Has our government already become so corrupt? Must we continue to be governed by men who have proved themselves unworthy of our support, and in whom we have lost all confidence?" Proceedings of the meeting at the Tontine Coffee House, the participants, and the resolutions adopted are described in this pamphlet. AI 17425 [1]. Sabin 54046. Not in Eberstadt, Decker. OCLC 58669617 [4] [as of February 2015].

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New York City:
ANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE FUNDS OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1845, INCLUDING ACCOUNTS OF ITS REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES IN DETAIL, AND OF THE RECEIPTS AND INVESTMENTS OF THE COMMISSIONERES OF THE SINKING FUND, DURING THE SAME PERIOD. BY THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK.
J.L. O'Sullivan, Printer to the Common Council, New York:, 1846
Original printed wrappers [light soil and wear], stitched, 132pp. Very Good. AI 57492 [the series, 1839-1884].

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New York City:
BY-LAWS OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN YOUNG MEN'S GENERAL COMMITTEE. PASSED JANUARY 27TH, 1848.
Casper C. Childs, New York:, 1848
18mo. Contemporary plain wrappers, stitched, 18pp, contemporary marginalia and light wear. Good+. Listing ninety members of the Committee, with addresses by Ward. They would support Lewis Cass of Michigan later this year in his contest with Zachary Taylor for the Presidency.

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New York City:
COMMUNICATION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR, TRANSMITTING THE OPINION OF JUSTICE ROOSEVELT, GIVEN ON THE 9TH JULY, 1859, ON SETTING ASIDE THE JUDGMENT AND ALL SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS IN THE WEST WASHINGTON MARKET CASE. DOCUMENT NO.
6. New York: 1859. Original printed wrappers, stitched, 29pp. Foxed, Good+. A dispute over a lease granted by the State of New York's Land Office Commission to James B. Taylor "of the entire land, known as West Washington Market, with the piers adjoining the same." Taylor immediately sought the eviction of 186 tenants "who occupied stands for market purposes on the land." The City of New York intervened, claiming that it had rightful ownership and possession of the land, and sought the termination of all proceedings against the tenants. The State's entitlement to ownership was, as Judge Roosevelt says here, "not very satisfactorily explained in the papers before the Court." Accordingly, he calls the State's purported lease to Taylor void. FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin or NUC.

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New York City:
DOCUMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS RELATING TO THE FORMATION AND PROGRESS OF A BOARD IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, FOR THE EMIGRATION, PRESERVATION, AND IMPROVEMENT, OF THE ABORIGINES OF AMERICA. JULY 22, 1829.
Vanderpool & Cole, Printers, New York:, 1829
48pp. Original printed wrappers [edge-chipped, some foxing]. Closed tear at leaf 11-12 [no text loss]. Scattered foxing, old institutional rubber stamps. Signature of George C. Hornblower on the front wrapper. Good+. The object of the Indian Board was "the colonization and preservation of our Indians." The Board supported President Jackson's decision to remove the Cherokees from Georgia. This document includes the Board's Constitution, its founding membership, and documentation demonstrating the wisdom of the Jacksonian policy: the President's Letter of March 23, 1829 to the Cherokees, and other official communications with them. Thomas McKenney's Address, in support of removal on policy and legal grounds, is printed in full. McKenney identifies two intractable problems facing the Nation: "One of these relates to the black population in our bosom; the other to the red population, on our back." FIRST EDITION. Sabin 20457. AI 39083 [23]. Not in Field, De Renne, Eberstadt, Decker.

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New York City:
LAWS AND ORDINANCES, ORDAINED AND ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR, ALDERMEN AND COMMONALTY OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, IN COMMON COUNCIL CONVENED; FOR THE GOOD RULE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE INHABITANTS AND RESIDENTS OF THE SAID CITY. PUBLISHED THE TENTH DAY OF MAY, 1793, IN THE FOURTH YEAR OF THE MAYORALTY OF RICHARD VARICK, ESQ.
Printed by Hugh Gaine, New York:, 1793
51, [2], 79, [2], 96 pp, as issued. Rubberstamp on title page, with date and accession number stamped on its verso; accession number stamped in blank margin of last page. Else a clean and bright text. Very Good in modern legal buckram, with gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. The laws prescribe a tax and oath for "each Person hereafter to be admitted and made a Freeman" of the City; regulate public markets, streets, deposit of waste, manufacture of gunpowder, discharge of firearms, etc. The volume prints, not only the City's ordinances, but State laws "which immediately relate to the City and County of New-York." Fire prevention, elections, tax collection, criminal offenses, establishment of Wards, also receive substantial attention. The final 96 pages print the Montgomerie Charter of the City of New York. Evans 25907. Sabin 54337. Not in Cohen, Babbitt, Harv. Law Cat., Marke.

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New York City:
LAWS AND ORDINANCES, ORDAINED AND ESTABLISHED BY THE MAYOR, ALDERMEN AND COMMONALTY OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, IN COMMON COUNCIL CONVENED; FOR THE GOOD RULE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE INHABITANTS AND RESIDENTS OF THE SAID CITY. PUBLISHED THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF MARCH, 1786, IN THE TENTH YEAR OF OUR INDEPENDENCE, AND IN THE MAYORALTY OF JAMES DUANE, ESQ.
Printed by Samuel and John Loudon, Printers to the State, New York:, 1786
Folio. 29, [1 blank], 44 pp. Library rubberstamp in upper corner of title page. Scattered foxing, some leaves toned, some margin spotting. Good+, in modern half brown morocco and marbled boards. Contemporary signature of "J. Watts, Jun." at the top margin of page [3]. A rare New York imprint, NAIP locating only two copies, and not at AAS. The final 44 pages, with separate title page and ornate typography, print the Charter of the City of New York. The Laws require "observation of the Lord's-Day, called Sunday," prohibiting work, sport, play, and "tipling" in Public Houses; regulate use of the Seal; enact fire prevention rules; prescribe procedures and costs for becoming "freemen" of the City; regulate public markets, streets, depositing of waste, manufacture of gunpowder, discharge of firearms. John Watts, Jr., [1749-1836], who owned this copy, graduated from King's College in 1769 as class valedictorian and studied law. He was the last Royal Recorder of New York, Speaker of the New York State Assembly from 1791-93, a Congressman from 1793-95, and was appointed the first judge of Westchester County. Evans 19855. NAIP w036539 [2- N, NHi]. Sabin 54336. Not in Cohen, Babbitt, Harv. Law Cat., Marke, or online AAS web site.

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New York City:
MANUAL OF THE NORMAL COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
46, [2 blanks] pp. 16mo. Original printed, gilt-lettered wrappers [some edge and spine wear]. Very Good. The Manual lists Members of the Board of Education and their addresses, Faculty and other instructors [including many women], State laws and By-Laws of the Board of Education relating to the College, Course of Study, Rules and Regulations. The Normal College is the predecessor of Hunter College and CCNY. FIRST EDITION. Not in NUC [evidently].

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New York City:
MEMORIAL FROM THE AUCTIONEERS, OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK.
12pp, disbound with some loosening and light wear. Good+ to Very Good. The Memorial is "Addressed to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in opposition to a petition of 'the Merchants, Traders, and other Citizens of the city of New-York,' that Congress impose a duty of 10 percent upon sales at auction. Includes statistics dated through Dec. 31, 1823. Signed at end: M. Hoffman, Son & Pell, J. & P. Hone & Co. [and others]" [OCLC]. Merchants were concerned about what they regarded as "the paralizing influence of the auction system." They opposed auctioneers' disruption of their retail markets; auctioneers, on the other hand, argued that they contributed to market efficiency and hence the public good. OCLC 4110356 [4]. Sabin 54106n. Not in AI, Rink.

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New York City:
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE, IN RELATION TO THE INSTRUCTION OF THE DEAF AND DUMB, IN THE CITY OF NEW-YORK. MADE TO THE SENATE, APRIL 14, 1828.
68pp. Disbound, generously margined, some pencil scrawls and margin notations here and there, lightly foxed. Good+. A thorough review of the status of education of the deaf and dumb, in New York and elsewhere. FIRST EDITION. AI 34508 [3].

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New York City:
SUPREME COURT, NEW YORK COUNTY. DECISION OF JUDGE VAN BRUNT SUSTAINING THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE NEW YORK ARCADE RAILWAY COMPANY'S CHARTER. [Caption title: SUPREME COURT. JOHN JACOB ASTOR ET AL. VS. NEW YORK ARCADE RAILWAY COMPANY, SPECIAL TERM DECR. 1886.].
14, [2 blank] pp. Original printed blue wrappers, stitched. Near Fine. New York State authorized Alfred E. Beach in 1868 to construct pneumatic tubes beneath New York City and Brooklyn for the purpose of conveying letters and parcels; an 1873 Act authorized Beach to construct an underground railway in New York City. The Beach Pneumatic Transit Company was incorporated in 1868; it became the New York Arcade Railway. Above-ground property owners, including Astor, opposed the projects. Claiming that the underground construction would damage their property, they argued that the projects violated New York State's prohibition on the grant of monopolistic privileges to private companies. Judge Van Brunt dismissed their claims, and upheld the Company's power to undertake the construction. The New York Court of Appeals reversed Van Brunt, declaring the Railway Company's Charter unconstitutional and defeating, for the time being, its plan for underground rapid transit.

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New York City:
THE LADIES' GUIDE AND CITY DIRECTORY FOR SHOPPING, TRAVEL, AMUSEMENTS, ETC. IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
Putnam's, New York:, [1885]
4.5" x 5.75". 148pp, original printed wrappers [lightly soiled] and staples. Institutional and deaccession rubberstamps. Else, Very Good. Pages 131-148 consist of advertisements by New York merchants and providers of goods and services. The book provides information on "asylums and homes," banks, churches [including 24 synagogues], city railroad routes, institutions of higher learning, museums, art galleries, a street and avenue directory, a shopping directory, elevated railroad stations, and much other material. FIRST EDITION. 311 NUC 0019475 [1].

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New York City:
THE METROPOLIS EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED IN FAMILIAR FORM, WITH A MAP.
Devlin and Company, New York:, 1871
viii, [9]-61, [2 advts], [1 blank] pp. 4" x 6". Original cloth-covered wrappers with gilt lettering on front, blind stamped on back. Several text illustrations. LACKS the folding map. Light wear. Rubberstamps of "Peirce Watches and Jewelry...New Orleans, LA." Private bookplate on front pastedown. Good+. This work devotes much attention to Central Park; and describes other Public Squares and Parks [including Brooklyn's Prospect Park]. Churches and about 25 synagogues are listed, as are national and state banks, "places of amusement," railroad depots, "leading hotels," ferries, cemeteries. Several pages of illustrated advertisements are listed for the Devlin Company, clothiers. FIRST EDITION. 378 NUC 0493455 [3]. OCLC 6244544 [16].

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New York Custom-House:
REPORT OF THE MINORITY OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION AND RETRENCHMENT, MADE TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, JUNE 10, 1872.
[At head of title: THE NEW YORK CUSTOM-HOUSE AND ITS ABUSES-SEIZURES OF MERCHANTS' BOOKS AND PAPERS, ETC.- THE "GENERAL ORDER," LEET & CO., AND "THE MYSTERIOUS POWER."] Washington: 1872. [91]-196pp [as issued]. Disbound. Chip to blank lower foremargin of title page [no text loss]. Good+. For years the New York Custom-House had housed political hacks and other recipients of governmental favoritism whose notions of Party loyalty included many unsavory habits. OCLC 40169457 [1- NYPL].

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New York Democratic Association:
AN ADDRESS ON THE PRESIDENTIAL QUESTION, SHOWING THE CHARACTERS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF THE CANDIDATES, AND THE PRINCIPLES INVOLVED IN THE ELECTION.
32pp, untrimmed and uncut. First and last pages dusted, occasional edge wear, else Very Good. A sympathetic portrayal of the life of James Buchanan, the Democrats' presidential candidate, with a defense of the Kansas policy pursued by Franklin Pierce. Fremont is dismissed as the candidate of disunion; and former Whig President Fillmore, the Know-Nothings' standard-bearer, is treated respectfully and gingerly in an effort to woo his supporters to the Democratic cause. OCLC 17824488 [9]. Not in Sabin, Miles, Eberstadt.

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New York Democratic Party:
NEW YORK HARDS AND SOFTS: WHICH IS THE TRUE DEMOCRACY? BRIEF STATEMENT OF FACTS FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THE DEMOCRACY OF THE UNION. SHOWING THE ORIGIN AND CAUSE OF THE CONTINUED 'DIVISION OF THE PARTY.' BY A NATIONAL DEMOCRAT.
Printed at the Daily News Job Office, New York:, 1856
80pp, stitched in original printed wrappers. Occasional age toning, Very Good. A rare, detailed history-- none could exceed its meticulous accounting-- of the slavery issue's division of the New York Democratic Party into Hunkers [supporters of the National Democratic Party] and Barn-Burners [a/k/a Free-Soilers, led into a new political Party under that name in 1848 by the former National Democrat Martin Van Buren]. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 54780.

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New York Democratic Party:
THE SOFTS THE TRUE DEMOCRACY OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK. MAY 25TH, 1856.
72pp. Disbound, light dusting and foxing, light wear. Good+. A scarce explanation of New York's arcane but hard-fought, bitter feuds within the Democratic Party: "Hards" vs. "Softs," "Hunkers" vs. "Barnburners." As the slavery crisis heated, New York Democrats who inclined toward the Free Soil policies of Martin Van Buren came to be known as Barnburners, because they allegedly would destroy the Party [burn the barn down] in their zeal to defeat slavery. "Regular" Democrats were "Hunkers," for hankering after and hungering for spoils of office. Hunkers wishing to bury the hatchet with Barnburners "softened" their animus; the Hunkers' "rule or ruin" faction tauntingly referred to their erstwhile allies as "Softs." The "demagogue Hunkers"-- that is, those who opposed the Grand Compromise between Hunkers and Barnburners-- were "Hards" or "Hard Shell." Softs and Hards sought control of the State Party in 1856; the presidential convention in Cincinnati would pick the winner. The author is a "Soft." FIRST EDITION. LCP 9591. 555 NUC 0702762 [7]. Sabin 86211. Not in Eberstadt, Decker.

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New York Historical Society:
PROCEEDINGS...JANUARY, 1848.
William Van Norden, New York:, 1848
Original printed wrappers [old rubberstamp, corner tear] with wrapper title [as issued]. Stitched, 32pp. Publisher's Notice inserted, dated April 1848, warning that insufficient interest interest in these periodic publications will cause him to suspend further issues. Good+ to Very Good. Additions to the Library, doings of the Society. FIRST EDITION.

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New York in the Civil War:
NEW YORK VOLUNTEER OFFICERS' PAYMASTER RECORD BOOK.
Folio, 18" x 20". Cream-colored cloth boards [light soil]. 450 pp, most of them completed in manuscript with names of and payroll information for hundreds of officers in over 50 New York infantry regiments 1861-1865, including the 127th-154th, 156th-165th, 168th-170th, 173d-179th, 182d, 184th-188th. Each page divided into columns: first column for soldier's name followed by twelve monthly columns; six lines beneath each soldier's name, labeled with the years 1861-1866; on these six lines are various notations under the appropriate columns of payments made in given months to each soldier. Several large repairs with cloth tape [primarily to a few outer leaves in front and back], covering some manuscript notations, some of which are obscured and some visible through the cloth; some bottom blank corners repaired. Occasional cloth tape repair of inner leaves, most pages in excellent condition. Very Good. Many of these regiments fought at Gettysburg and the other major battles of the Civil War.

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New York Medical Society:
TRANSACTIONS OF THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, FOR THE YEAR 1808. TOGETHER WITH THE BYE-LAWS OF THE SOCIETY.
Printed by Collins and Perkins, New York:, 1809
vi, [1], 8-46, [2 blank] pp. Original marbled wrappers [light wear], stitched. Tanned, light scattered foxing. Very Good. The Medical Society of the State of New York was organized in 1807, pursuant to the New York Legislature's Act to "incorporate Medical Societies, for the purpose of regulating the practice of physic and surgery..." This pamphlet records its first meeting in February 1807. The Society there elected officers and adopted bylaws. The pamphlet also records the Society's doings at its next gatherings in February 1808 and 1809. A list of attendees is printed, along with a detailed description of the busy sessions, which included measures designed to regulate the medical profession. President M'Clelland's Address is printed. Sabin 53765 [ref.]. Not in American Imprints. OCLC's entries are unfortunately difficult to decipher, but it appears that this pamphlet is very scarce.

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New York Missionary Society:
THE ADDRESS AND CONSTITUTION OF THE NEW-YORK MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
Swords, New York:, 1796
19pp, disbound, scattered foxing. No half title. Very Good. Formed on November 1, 1796 "for the purpose of propagating the gospel among the unhappy Heathen," the Society disclaims "all intention of associating for any political or party-purposes whatever." This is evidently the first printing of its constitution. John Mason was its Secretary, John Rodgers the President, with a star-studded roster of other officers and directors. FIRST EDITION. Evans 30883. Sabin 54516. Not in Field, Eberstadt. NUC 0213075.

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New York Republican State Committee:
THE TARIFF QUESTION. HOW IT AFFECTS WORKING MEN AND BUSINESS MEN. CAMPAIGN, 1880.
4 1/4" x 5 1/2," 8pp, stitched, original printed wrappers with wrapper title [as issued]. Light numerical rubberstamp, a small edge chip, else Very Good. "Do working men want to toil for the miserable wages paid in the Old World? If not, let them vote to defend the Protective Tariff. In the Southern States the black working man gets a month and a ration of a peck of corn meal and three pounds of bacon a week. Perhaps the Southern politicians who control the Democratic party would like to bring the white working man of the North down to these wages. The white working man will, in November, express his opinion of their revenue tariff plan with his ballot."

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New York State Convention of the Free Democracy:
FREE DEMOCRATIC ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
Broadside, 9" x 14 3/4". Printed in three columns. Lightly margin-spotted, old folds, else Very Good. A rare broadside, issued by some Northern Democrats opposed to the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which would permit slaves to enter that Territory and, its opponents feared, nationalize slavery. The Act, passed a few months earlier in 1854, would split the Democratic Party, create and energize the new Republican Party, and pave the way for a Republican victory in 1860. This broadside-- signed in type by Hale of New Hampshire, Hiram Barney, and John Jay-- is one of the earliest expressions of Northern Democratic dissent from the National Democratic Administration's Kansas policy. The broadside denounces the "perfidy" of the Act's proponents, its overthrow of the Missouri Compromise, its blessings upon "the curse of slavery," and its affront to white workingmen. "The true issue is before you- economically the policy of the slave power is to depreciate the value of labor, by multiplying laborers to whom no wages are to be paid. Politically, the slave power aims to rule the country by a slaveholding oligarchy." OCLC 28479577 [1- Syracuse], 79055522 [2- AAS, Yale] [as of November 2016]. Not in LCP, Sabin, Blockson, Dumond.

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New York State Council of the Order of American Firemen:
JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ORDER AMERICAN FIREMEN. [bound with] REPORT OF THE SIXTH ANNUAL CONVENTION...
[6], 202, [2] pp. Continuously paginated. Bound in stiff cardboard printed wrappers [binding somewhat shaken, original staples, last several gatherings loose]. Lightly worn. Text with decorated borders [orange flames]. Profusely illustrated, hundreds of advertisements. About Very Good. This rare book is extremely interesting for its portrayal of the culture and organization of fire-fighting at the close of the 19th century. It includes many photo illustrations and biographies of Council members; as well as advertisements for hundreds of fire-related and other New York goods and services, including breweries and beer, silks and dress goods, stoves, fire ladders, dry goods, coal merchants, ladder locks, sanitary woolens, hotels, hook & ladder trucks, banks, lumber, fire alarms, ice, roofing, cigars, hotels. Many of the advertisements are illustrated. The Journal and Reports of the Convention are printed. Not located on OCLC.

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New York Treasury:
IN ASSEMBLY, JANUARY 7, 1832. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER. NO.8.
] 17pp, dbd. Scattered fox, Good+.

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New York, Providence & Boston Rail Road:
OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE & BOSTON RAIL ROAD CO. 45 WILLIAM-STREET, NEW YORK. NOVEMBER 1ST, 1837.SIR:THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY IS SOLICITED ON AN EXCURSION FROM PROVIDENCE TO STONINGTON AND BACK, ON THE OCCASION OF THE OPENING OF THE NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE AND BOSTON RAIL ROAD, ON FRIDAY, THE 10TH INSTANT.CARS WILL BE IN READINESS AT PROVIDENCE, FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF SUCH GUESTS AS MAY FAVOR THE DIRECTORS WITH THEIR COMPANY, AT 12 O'CLOCK, NOON, ON THE DAY FIXED FOR THE OPENING.YOUR ANSWER WILL OBLIGE,VERY RESPECTFULLY,YOUR OBEDIENT SERVANT,C. PALMER, PRESIDENT.PLEASE BRING WITH YOU THE ENCLOSED TICKET.
4.75" x 7.5", folded. [1], [3 blank] pp, gilt edges. Old wax seal remnants, with small blank edge tear caused by opening the seal. 'Hazzard Esq. New Port' in script on back. Very Good. A rare ephemeron of this railroad and early American railroad travel. The printed invitation is on the first page. The ticket is loosely affixed to blank page [3]. It is printed, 'Excursion Over the New York, Providence and Boston Rail Road. November 10th, 1837. 'Mr. Hazzard' is written in script on its verso.

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New York, Providence, and Boston Railroad:
AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW YORK, PROVIDENCE, AND BOSTON RAILROAD COMPANY. PASSED JUNE, 1832.
12pp, attractive new plain wrappers with wrapper title [as issued] bound in. Scattered light to moderate wear, Good+. Thomson 771 records a related 1833 item, but not this one. FIRST EDITION. AI 13997 [5].

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New York.:
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, COMMUNICATING, IN COMPLIANCE WITH A RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE OF FEBRUARY 4, 1859, MAJOR BARNARD'S ESSAY ON THE DANGERS AND DEFENSES OF NEW YORK.
No. 5. 1860. 50pp. stitched as issued. Very Good.

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New York:
A DESCRIPTION OF HOWE'S CAVE; WITH A POPULAR TREATISE ON THE FORMATION OF CAVES IN LIME ROCK, FROM THE SIZE OF A QUILL TO A MAMMOTH. ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS.
Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers, Albany:, 1865
28, [4 blank] pp, lacks large folding frontis plate. Original printed wrappers, stitched, light wear. Good+. OCLC 10873643 [4], 54307229 [2].

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New York:
ADDRESS OF THE COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE THE PASSAGE OF A METROPOLITAN HEALTH BILL. NEW-YORK, DECEMBER, 1865. PLEASE CIRCULATE.
John W. Amerman, Printer, New-York:, 1865
68pp, stitched. Original printed front wrapper [tape repairs at spine, institutional rubberstamp]. Good+. A movement to reform health care services in New York City and Brooklyn, in order to avert the upcoming cholera threat. OCLC 54173322 [3]. Not in Eberstadt or Decker.

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New York:
AMERICAN METALINE COMPANY; FOREIGN METALINE COMPANY, 61 WARREN STREET, NEW YORK. PRESIDENT. HON. WILLIAM W. CAMPBELL, [LATE JUSTICE SUPREME COURT.]...
Evening Post Steam Presses., New York:, 1873
27, [1 blank] pp. Disbound. Clean. Very Good. "Metaline is a name that has been given to a series of substances, made by new processes, intended for application to all kinds of machinery where friction is encountered-obviating the necessity of oi. or other lubricant." [Page 1]. Includes brief history of metaline, several testimonials from users of metaline products, and two articles about metaline which appeared in "The Engineer" and "The Mechanics' Magazine". Not in OCLC.

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