Gottesman, Rita Susswein. The Arts and Crafts in New York, 1777-1799: Advertisements and News Items from New York City Newspapers. New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1954. First Edition. 
Teal cloth, gilt titles to spine, light scuffed area probably from a removed spine label, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, xix., 484 clean pp., tight. Remnant of slip on rear pastedown. Good. Hardcover.
"...this is a compilation of advertisements and occasional news items gleaned from New York City newspapers - the present volume covering all of the papers which were published from 1777 to 1799 inclusive...the compilation viewed in its entirety presents rich materials about the events and problems of the times - the economic and industrial situation, the cultural status, the changing character and personality of the inhabitants, the struggles and growth of New York City as it developed during the first decades of national independence." - Preface.
A compilation of 1,312 items, with a comprehensive Index.