Thirty Years' Battle With Crime, or the Crying Shame of New York, as Seen Under the Broad Glare of an Old Detective's Lantern. Jr. John H. Warren.
Thirty Years' Battle With Crime, or the Crying Shame of New York, as Seen Under the Broad Glare of an Old Detective's Lantern
Thirty Years' Battle With Crime, or the Crying Shame of New York, as Seen Under the Broad Glare of an Old Detective's Lantern

Thirty Years' Battle With Crime, or the Crying Shame of New York, as Seen Under the Broad Glare of an Old Detective's Lantern

Poughkeepsie, NY: A.J. White, 1874. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Item #010589

Tall, thick 8vo., xi(2)400pp. Beautiful First Edition, bound in original publisher's green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Black borders on both boards and spine. Title in gilt relief on front board. Beveled edges. t.e.g. though dulled. Several b&w illustrations including frontis. Square, tight and clean throughout with no toning or foxing. Minor rubbing to edgers and fairly moderate wear to spine ends and tips. Tiny stain on front board. Neat, contemporary gift inscription on flyleaf. Remarkably well-preserved for such a heavy book. Recollections of vice and other crimes in New York during the period with chapters on Gambling and Prostitution. A very handsome collectible copy of an uncommon title and quite scarce in such nice condition.

Price: $250.00