New York, New York: Livermore and Rudd, 1856. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Item #26756
428 pages + (10) pages of occasionally illustrated publishers' announcements at back. A somewhat darkly humorous novel, unsparing in its sarcastic wit concerning prostitution, political corruption, slavery, forlorn love, the ridiculous behavior of the gambler, the ego driven and the drunk, placed in the setting of Charleston, South Carolina just before the Civil War. Old booksellers' ticket on front endpaper of S.C. Northrop, 7 Sterling Block, Bridgeport, CT. as well as the (somewhat faint) blind-stamp of the Scranton Book Store J. Amsden Scranton, PA Wadd Paper & Co. Approx. 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" size, bound in the publishers' decoratively stamped dark brown cloth, gilt spine titles (dulled). Edge, tips wear- through and spine ends wear, fraying; spotting to endpapers & adverts & less so within text; in good condition.