New York in the Nineteenth Century; 321 engravings from Harper's Weekly and other contemporary sources. New York, John Grafton.

New York in the Nineteenth Century; 321 engravings from Harper's Weekly and other contemporary sources

New York: Dover Publications, 1977. Original edition. Wraps. Quarto, pp. 256, illustrated with 321 b/w engravings. Very Good. Item #20226

This book captures the excitement, wealth and squalor of life in New York during the second half of the 19th century. Most of the engravings are taken from Harper's Weekly, others are from The Illustrated News, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, and other popular periodicals of the time. These illustrations give a varied and balanced picture of New York during a crucial and fascinating period in the city's history. From the Old House Journal Reference Library.

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