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David Barnes
The Draft Riots in New York, July, 1863. The Metropolitan Police, Their Services during the Riot Week. Their Honorable Record.
Baker & Godwin, 1863. First edition of the key contemporary account of the largest riot in American history presentation copy from the Superintendent of the New York City Police, John A. Kennedy. The 59-year old superintendent was savagely beaten and stabbed by a mob at the city s draft office. *** Stylishly bound without the rear wrapper by the excellent turn of the century New York bindery, Bradstreet s, in three quarter morocco and marbled boards. Elaborately gilt tooled spine, top edge gilt. Joints and corners lightly rubbed. Top edge slightly trimmed, front wrapper margins lightly rubbed, one small spot on title page, fore-edge, and a few trivial sporadic ones, otherwise remarkably clean and crisp pages throughout - Fine. *** Published just 2 months after the events of madness, the volume is drawn from police reports, New York Times articles, and eyewitness testimony. Utterly scarce I ve seen just a couple in the trade and two in sales records during the last 100 years none with any provenance, let alone one of this magnitude. *** With the passage of draft laws, the bubbling cauldron of economic and racial animus overflowed.***PLEASE VISIT OUR SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION*** [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Anniroc Rare Books [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]
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