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Image for Manual of the Corporation [Common Council] of the City of New York, for 1866

Manual of the Corporation [Common Council] of the City of New York, for 1866

By: d.t. valentine

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Edmund Jones & Co., NY: 1866

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k191118a

Condition: Fair


1st ed., 12mo. publisher's embossed brown cloth with seal of New York on front and spin. [xvi], 820 pp. Chromolith title page, 11 color plates [4 folding] and dozens of b/w illustrations, maps, and tables. Condition is fair: Text block is clean and tight overall with occasional foxing. Fold-out map and diagram to accompany “The Great Fires in New York City in 1776 and 1778], opposite p. 786, is detached and tattered. Covers: Corners rubbed, front hinge cracked at both ends with chipped lower gutter; rubbed at both spine ends; 1” cracks at both ends of rear cover. Presentation copy from F... View more info

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Devere's Negro Sketches / Recitations and End-Men's Gags

By: Devere, William

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Charles T. Powner: 1946

Seller ID: 111102


1946 reprint of a book first issued in 1924. 8vo illustrated wrappers. 130 pp. A collection of minstrel gags, jokes, and speeches 'adapted to the use of amateurs and professionals.' Fine copy; no chips or tears - mild age-toning to the news pulp pages. View more info

Image for Fair Angelica / Black Cargoes - Original screenplay about revolt on an American Slave ship during the middle passage, circa 1835

Fair Angelica / Black Cargoes - Original screenplay about revolt on an American Slave ship during the middle passage, circa 1835

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $4,500.00

Publisher: 1972

Seller ID: s180622m


Original unpublished and unproduced screenplay about revolt on an American Slave ship [the Fair Angelica] navigating the middle passage, circa 1835. A very unusual subject for Matthiessen. “Fair Angelica” is a first draft, typed carbon, 123 loose leaves -- an agency copy used to solicit producers and investors -- one of whom was the progressive filmmaker Martin Ritt. “Black Cargoes” is a revised and retitled draft, 112 pp. in black studio 2-post covers. Mostly mimeographed, but with a dozen typed and corrected pages interleaved; numerous holographic additions or changes throughout b... View more info