R.M. Smythe & Co. to hold Internet auction of historical materials including autographs and more.. On October 1, 2007, R.M. Smythe & Co. will hold an Internet auction on eBay live of an eclectic collections of historical materials including autographs, photographs, ephemera, books and Americana.
for $500 Sept 1868. Later investigations show “Received $1791 to maintain his office & staff, $1000 per month in lieu of clerk time.” a Tweed Ring memento, when the members were shown to have profited greatly at the City‘s expense. Signed by Richard B. Connolly, Comptroller.
833 BROOKLYN - BOOKS  ($60-Up)
Three books: “Old Brooklyn in Early Photographs.”William lee Younger. NY, Dover, . Signed “To Howard, friend and fellow Brooklynite. Best wishes, Wm. Younger, 8 Mar. 1978”on free front endpaper. Large 4to, paperback. “Brooklyn...And How It Got That Way.”David W. McCullough, photos by Jim Kalett. NY, Dial Press, . 4to, 1/4 black cloth, original d/j. “Brooklyn Bridge: Fact and Symbol.”Alan Trachtenberg. NY, Oxford Univ Press, 1965, no d/j. 8vo, blue cloth with pressed design. All very good.
834 COAL FOR WINTER ($20-Up)
“Articles of Agreement..August 12th, 1850..to supply One Thousand Tons of Anthracite Coal..Five hundred tons..of Lehigh Coal, egg size, and Five Hundred Tons of Peach Orchard, Red Ash Coal, egg size..” 3 pages, ADS, signed by the Acting Mayor, Morgan Morgan, with paper seals, pink ribbon, fine condition.
835 CROTON AQUEDUCT  ($100-Up)
Variety of City documents describing work on this project. There are salary sheets, water pipe bills, inspector’s reports; advertising invoices, transportation invoices, and more. A great archive for the history of water supply in New York.
836 DOCKS AND SLIPS IN 1821  ($25-Up)
Two contracts for the lease of docks and slips, 1821, and 1822; invoice for paving Henry Street in 1830. All aged, but fine.
837 EAST 74TH STREET DEDICATION CEREMONIES ($40-Up)
For “Our Boys in the Armed Services”after World War II. A terrific photograph of the crowd gathering, with a banner “We are on Gods Side” in all quite fine. Framed.
838 FIND STEPHEN LEACH - 1784 ($40-Up)
“To the Sherif of the City of New-York,..take Stephen Leach..so that you may have his body before our Mayor..to answer a plea of trespass...17th August, 1784.” Chipping at edges, otherwise very good.
839 GAZETTER OF NEW YORK, 1813 ($85-Up)
“A Gazetteer of the State of New York.” Horatio Gates Spafford. Albany, H.C. Southwick, 1813. 8vo, full leather, gilt spine, boards worn, loose front board, spine worn, chipping at edges, foxing throughout, partial color fold-out map of New York with surrounding states. Lacks two plates originally present. Tape repair to map, library stamps on endspapers, back of map and title page. Well toned, otherwise good.
840 INSPECTORS OF ELECTION - 1818  ($15-Up)
Part-printed form to record services of inspectors, at $3/day each, other clerks at $2/day, normal age and seldom seen; a second invoice for lighting lamps, possibly from the ‘Old Lamplighter’ from 1817.
841 MARINE COURT DOCUMENTS 1870’s  ($75-Up)
And other related items. Aged, but a good insight into the subject.
842 NEW YORK: IMAGES, 1897  ($20-Up)
From a Rand, McNally view book, interesting photographs from all over the City, and another writing paper sheet, with a pigeon’s eye view of the City from the Jersey City Heights. Fine condition.