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Lights and Shadows of New York Life - or, the Sights and Sensations of the Great City Paperback – July 12, 2010

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  • Paperback: 490 pages
  • Publisher: Fili-Quarian Classics (July 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003VS0J68
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,645,010 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A pale version of the original volume. Type face more difficult to read and lack of any of the original illustration make a much thinner expereince.
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I acquired this as historical/period reference for a project and it has served quite nicely to give me a window into the perceptions of NYC at the time.
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When ordering this book, it is advisable to only order the hardcover edition. It is a facsimile of the original 1880 book, and about twice as many pages as the paperback "public domain" copy which is also available here. You might also be interested in "New York By Gaslight" by James McCabe also, another facsimile edition, another big book. I know, there is a different book from the 1800s with the same title by a guy named George Foster,another reprint, but this is a different book. They are both really good, but the foster book is much shorter and has no illustrations. Bothe facsimile editions by McCabe have the original illustrations
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If you enjoy New York history, you'll love this book. It covers absolutely everything that was going on in the 1870s and also provides historical information from a 19th-century perspective. The author was apparently what we'd call a Conservative Republican today, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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If you're looking for a contemporary,comprehensive and detailed look at New York City in the second half of the 19th century, this book is excellent. I got it on kindle but you can also download it free of the internet.
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