New York: United States Publishing Company, 1874.
Hardcover. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". xii, 13-669pp. Brick-red black-embossed cloth over boards, with inmate gripping cob-webbed bars stamped in black and gilt to spine and spine lettered in gilt. Rather heavy edgewear to binding, with chipping to cloth at head and tail of spine, spots of heavy rubbing to upper board, corners rubbed to boards, and tears to cloth at edges of spine. Front hinge tender; spine visible at pages 304 and 305. Binding remains quite sound. Lacking front free endpaper. Previous owner's name to rear free endpaper. Occasiona; spot of foxing to pages, else clean and unmarked. A solid 1874 printing of this illustrated collection of stories of noted criminals and historical notes about "The Tombs," a colloquial name for what was then the "Hall of Justice and House of Detention," a jail in the Five Points neighborhood of Manhattan, in truly striking publisher's cloth binding. Good. Item #4481