Lot 52: ANTIQUE 1911 HC On Fire Fighting In NYC
Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc
December 1, 2016
Edgewater, FL, USA
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Description: ANTIQUE 1911 Hardcover on Fire Fighting Signed by Joseph J. O'Reilly. "Fire Fighting Some Facts And Figures " compiled by Joseph J. O'Reilly. HARDCOVER 1911 Chief Publishing Company 1st Edition, 1st Printing w/ Date: "1911" on the title page & "Copyright 1911" & no additional printings on the copyright page. Exactly as shown in listing scans. Nice Collectible SIGNED 1st edition 1st printing hardcover copy. VERY SCARCE FIRE FIGHTING BOOK. "The book consists of a combination of articles by, NYC fire officials, on the way NYC firemen approach fighting the types of fires they encounter of the job. Examples are: "First Lessons In Fire Fighting" by Captain Joseph Quinn, "The Steam Fire Engine How To Take Care Of It" by American Fire Engine Company, "High Pessure Fire Service System" by Joseph A. Ryan, etc.." Joseph J. O'Reilly (1870-1919) was a the founder, publisher, & editor of "The Chief" a long-established newspaper focused on civil service and local government in New York City. This weekly newspaper is known for in-depth coverage of the unions representing civil servants. Its most popular features include listings of job certifications and articles on job openings in city government. It was a weekly paper founded it in 1897, intially, for firefighters, then expanded its scope afterward to include policemen, and other government employees of NYC. Among the many areas it covers are Firefighters, Police, Sanitation Workers, Teachers, and other public servants. He sold the paper to the Prial family in 1920 & it still is in exsistence today. SIGNED & INSCRIBED ON THE 1ST BLANK END PAPER: "TO MY FRIEND/JAMES L. JOHNSON/WITH BEST WISHES OF/JOSEPH J O'REILLY/ JANUARY 29, 1912." Illustrated with photos. Other Previous owner's name/date/address below the inscription, o/w internally tight & unmarked. Binding Exterior; light expected handling wear/light scattered rubbing to edges/head/foot of spine, but o/w all lettering/decoration bright. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. NO DJ AS ISSUED. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
Condition Report: Good Plus Condition