Sunshine and Shadow in New York. Matthew Hale Smith.
Sunshine and Shadow in New York
Sunshine and Shadow in New York
Sunshine and Shadow in New York

Sunshine and Shadow in New York

Burr & Co, 1869. Ten of the twelve original engraved illustrations present. Frontispiece is missing as is the illustration opposite p. 437 " Inside Harry Hill's Dance House." First edition preserved in a beautiful modern full leather binding. Some scattered foxing and toning of pages. Pristine new endpapers. Leather binding is fine. Item #661

"My purpose in this book has been to draw the Great Metropolis with its lights and shades, in a series of graphic papers: to sketch New York as I have seen it. From original and reliable sources I have drawn my information and material for these sketches. I have selected representative men, and have attempted fairly to present their characteristics, and usually as their friends would wish to see them. Of things and places, I have drawn from my own knowledge or observation. M.H.S."

Chapter titles include: The City of Hew York; High Life in New York; Wall Street; Alexander T. Stewart; A Shoddy Party; Mrs. Burdell-Cunningham; Sharp Business, and its Value; Mr. Beecher and Plymouth Church; Harper Brothers; Stock and Oil Preachers; John Jacob Astor; Black-Mailing as an Art; Sunday in New York; Detective Force of New York; A Night Among the Detectives; The Tombs on Sunday Morning; Police Force of New York; William B. Astor; Cornelius Vanderbilt; The Five Points; The Bowery; Philip Phillips, the Christian Vocalist; Sailors in New York; Fulton Street Prayer-Meeting; and sixty-nine more chapters.

Price: $45.00