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The Encyclopedia of New York City

Jackson, Kenneth T.

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ISBN 10: 0300055366 / ISBN 13: 9780300055368
Published by Yale University Press, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st printing. Clean, crisp and unmarked. 1350pp. Dust jacket in a new mylar cover. Heavy book: NO international, NO priority orders. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 049438

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Title: The Encyclopedia of New York City

Publisher: Yale University Press

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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The only reference book of its kind offers a wealth of entertaining facts about New York from prehistory to the present, containing more than four thousand entries on a wide range of topics, along with hundreds of illustrations and maps. UP.

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McSorley's Old Ale House? Park Slope? Madame Restell? Pfaff's Cellar? CBGB? Look 'em up... Just about anyplace or anyone notable in New York is contained in this huge book, which is roughly the size of the Manhattan white pages. The Encyclopedia of New York City is a fitting tribute to the city it both documents and celebrates: it's a sprawling and endlessly interesting read. This unique project was supervised by the New York Historical Society, and boasts more than 4300 alphabetical entries (with hundreds of illustrations) spanning 1300 pages--a feast of facts. You're not sure when New York's first subway opened? Don't know the capacity of Ebbett's Field? Can't place "Dead Man's Curve?" Puh-leeeze... just look it up!

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