McCabe, James D. Jr. Lights and Shadows of New York Life; or the Sights and Sensations of the Great City; Or, the Sights and Sensations of the Great City. A Work Descriptive of the City of New York in All Its Various Phases. With full and graphic accounts of its splendors and wretchedness; its high and low life; its marble palaces and dark dens; its attractions and dangers; its rings and frauds; its leading men and politicians; its adventurers; its charities; its mysteries and its crimes. (St. Louis, Mo: National Publishing Company, ©1872)
Quarto. 850 pages plus 6 pages of advertisements. Hardcover. Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards stamped in gilt on both front cover and spine. Both covers framed in blind stamp. Profusely illustrated with full, half and quarter page steel engravings covering illustrious residents, notable buildings and engineering feats as well as courtrooms, prisons, and police matters. Yellow endpapers.
Condition: Very Good with slight dulling of spine, with bumping to spine ends. Scattered foxing. Some minor bubbling to front cover cloth. Textblock edges darkened. Hinges and binding solid.