[BROOKLYN BRIDGE] Group of items relating to the construction and opening of the Bridge.
Comprising: A volume compiling fifteen bridge related reports, late 1870s-early 1880s, contemporary half morocco, includes William Roebling's Pneumatic tower foundations of the East River Suspension Bridge with folding plates and other illustrated reports; Reports of the Executive Committee, Chief Engineer and General Superintendent of the New York Bridge Company. Brooklyn: 1872. Wrappers, signed by engineer F. Collingwood; Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883. Brooklyn: 1883. First edition. Blue cloth. Frontispiece. Frontispiece spotted, a sound copy; another copy, in green cloth, stained and lacks endpaper; Newspaper titled Brooklyn Bridge Bulletin, dated 24 May 1883; two orations delivered at the opening of the bridge and one pamphlet describing the bridge (one cloth bound, two in wrappers); Together with three related New York infrastructure works, being The Williamsburg Bridge: Account of the Opening Ceremonies, 1903; George Washington Bridge, 1933; and Interborough Rapid Transit. The New York Subway, 1904. Each in publisher's cloth. The lot 11 items.
C Estate of Leo Hershkowitz
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