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.