Brooklyn, New York: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1900. First Edition. Softcover. Card covers, Sewn Binding, 640 pp. Measuring 9" x 6" x 3/4". TWO Large Color Maps folded and tipped in: GUIDE MAP TO THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, has a long, even separating tear along one of the folds, and is a street map of the entire borough; The second map is the BROOKLYN RAPID TRANSIT COMPANY,which covers New York City Railroads, both Elevated Lines and Surface Lines through Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and The Bronx. Also pages of color street maps of Manhattan, and a fabulous map of Prospect Park! Some cracking and fading to paperback spine, but remarkably well-preserved, especially for a frequently-consulted Compendium of Planet New York.
Incredibly chock full of every sort of information one might want to, well, to fact-check a novel or screenplay or film about New York set at the conclusion of the 19th century. Or just for the pleasurable consumption of fascinating factoids, comparisons of the charms and madnesses then, with the incivilities and MADNESSES now, wonderful advertisements which fully impart a flavor of the New York universe in that era
all for the edification, knowledge acuisition, absorption of minutiae, useful or less so, &c. &c. Very Good. Item #84895
Almanac with Moon Phases, Borough boundaries, Gazetteer of Suburban New York, Weather Signals; Churches; Fire Companies; Fish, Game and Forest Laws of New York; Turf, Yachting, Rowing; Bowling; Whist; Boxing; Football; Golf; Chess; Cycling; Cricket; Polo; Records; Canoe Clubs; Postal Regulations; Parks, Drives & Statues; Steamship Lines; Ferry Companies; Taxation and Review; The Military of the State; General Chronology; Secret and Benefit Associations; Public Schools; Literary and Dramatic Societies and Associations; Charitable Societies; Industrial Schools; Mayors; Synagogues; Churches; Municipal Government; Police Statistics; Railroads; Financial Institutions; Debts; State Government; U.S. Government; Immigrants admitted; Holidays; Naval ships; Pensioners; Budgets; Local Necrology, Seating Charts of The New York Theaters, Business Directory. Plus INDEX.