Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac 1911 A Book of Information, General of the World, and Special of New York City and Long Island. (with) Two Color Folding Maps
(Americana - 20th Century - Brooklyn - Map)

Brooklyn New York: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1911. F 674 pages; with two folding maps in the pocket at front, included as supplements to the almanac: a 24" x 20 1/2" approx. overall size Map of the Borough of Brooklyn, the reverse with smaller maps of the Borough of Queens, New York City and Vicinity and Richmond Borough (Staten Island); and a 33 3/4" x 18" approx. overall size Manhattan and the Bronx map, the reverse with a New Road Map of Long Island and showing the line indicating "Long Island Motor Parkway (building)," with inset continuation maps of the North Shore, South Shore and 4 smaller black and white route-maps of the 'best Manhattan and Long Island automobile roads' and one showing the ferry connections between Long Island and Connecticut, this noted as by Hammond with their copyright date of 1910; also includes a folding 2-color 8 1/2" x 11 1/4" Brooklyn Rapid Transit map of the Lines of the Brooklyn Union Elevated Railroad Including Rapid Transit Suburban Connecting Lines of the Sea Beach Railway The South Brooklyn Railway and the Nassau Electric Railroad; the text with a useful detailed index to contents and an index to advertisers; contains all the standard statistical material for an almanac with astronomical calculations, banks, city budget, calendar, cemeteries, charitable societies, chronology, churches, city boundaries, election information, a gazetteer of suburban New York and Long Island; fire departments, necrology, city parks, drives and statues, police department, political organizations, many listings of organizations according to their nationality or type of society; street directories, tide water tables, more; the 29-page sporting records section, also printed two-column, with especially interesting notices regarding aviation and aeronautics: "...Not a single record of last year in any class of the sport remains standing and some of these have been broken a dozen or more times. The best altitude record up to Jan 1, 1910, was 1,700 feet; now it is over five times that. Other records have been shattered the same way..." and with other motorcycle, automobile, speed records, championship bicycling, football, cricket, golf, socker football, hockey, horse racing, chess, more - competitive activities of many kinds; the volume with advertisers of many types of businesses and services, many of which illustrate their premises or various products; approx. 6" x 9" size; the original publisher's red cloth binding, gilt cover and spine titles; spine stained and dull, as is top edge of front cover; inner hinge papers split, block of text solidly and firmly sewn; a little soiling and discoloration at top of title page; overall, the volume and the maps are in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24126)


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