NEW YORK BY GASLIGHT A Fascinating Look at the People & Places, Architecture & Geography, History & Politics, Virtues & Vices, Splendors & Crime, One Hundred years Ago.

Author: McCabe, Jr. (James D.)
Year: 1984
Publisher: Greenwoch House.
Edition Details: US Reprint (1st pub. 1882)
Book Condition: F/Vg+
ISBN: 051743153X
Price: 20.00
Hardback, Reprint. First pub. in 1882 as 'New York by Sunlight and Gaslight'. With a New Foreword by Gerard R. Wolfe. A wonderful guidebook by a Southern journalist who first visited New York City in 1867. He fell under its spell and wrote several books about its wonders - and horrors, its crime (gambling, prostitution, thievery, murder) and its social problems (the abject poverty of the lower class, the numerous homeless, the drunks). The book is packed with anecdotes, facts, figures, profiles, history - and with immense charm. With 57 chapters. Illus. 672pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. F. in Vg+ dw. A heavy book which will require additional postage.


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