Sunshine and Shadow in New York
Hartford: J.B. Burr and Co., 1868. First edition. Large 8vo. Green decorative cloth. Some rubbing to cloth. Minor shelfwear/soil. A touch shaken, very minor starting here and there. Contemporary (dated 1868) PO name to prelim. Chip to one corner of last page. Else clean and sound. Overall, very good, a rather handsome copy. Uncommon in this condition. (Item ID: 10391)
A valuable portrait of mid-19th-century New York. Chapters on Wall Street, Alexander T. Stewart, the Battery, Harper Bros., Henry Ward Beecher, John Jacob Astor, William Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Five Points, the Bowery, Central Park, Gambling, Prostitution & Street Walkers, The New York Herald, P.T. Barnum, various religions and religious organizations, and more. [Sabin 83591]. 718pp. + 2pp. of ads.