Being A History Of Noted Criminals, With Narratives Of Their Crimes, As Gathered By Charles Sutton, Warden Of The Prison. Edited By James B. Mix And Samuel A. Mackeever. Splendidly Illustrated From Original Designs. Sold Only By Subscription.

THE NEW YORK TOMBS; ITS SECRETS AND MYSTERIES.

£80.00

Publisher

United States Publishing Company, 11 and 13 University Place.

Place

New York

Date

1874

Item Description

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. 668 + [1] pp., with publisher's advertisement, p.[iv]. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, decorated black; spine rebacked preserving original. Some wear to extremities, edges darkened, and scattered foxing throughout; otherwise a very good copy. Small early ownership stamp on second free endpaper. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece, with facsimile signature, and by numerous wood engravings, and one site map, in text. A well illustrated account of notable crimes, criminals and their punishment in New York State by the Prison Warden, Charles Sutton. The Tombs was the colloquial name given to a prison established on the site of the former Collect Pond in Lower Manhattan, and constructed in the Egyptian Revival style. This structure was formally known as the New York City Hall of Justice and House of Detention, 1838-1902. The site now houses the present Manhattan Detention Complex.

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