A Pictorial Description of Broadway.


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(2, 4) 91 (2) p. Rebound half imitation Leather, oblong (The original publisher’s pictorial paper wrappers are bound in with the rest of the work, bottom left corner of the front wrapper has been restored, a folding line through the centre due to the book’s size, being most visible on the original wrappers, a few marginal tears and stains, large tear in page 65/66, page 23/24, 53/54 have been reinforced. Nicely illustrated description of Broadway around the end of the 19th century, published by the newspaper company Mail & Express. The work provides a graphic journey down Manhattan’s Broadway, starting “from Steamship Row and Bowling Green to 59th Str.” Contains 74 chromolithographed pages in colour, 18 pages with advertisements (all but one in black and white) and an index consisting of 3 pages. An entertaining trip down memory lane, revealing just how much New York has evolved over the past century.)