[np: New York? Newburgh? Waverly, NY? 1892]. , 202,  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. Item #29293