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HAZARD, Robert
Hacking New York
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Octavo. Red cloth with printed paper labels on spine and upper board. Light stain on paper label on upper board, cloth on the lower board slightly warped near the foredge, very good or better in attractive very good dustwrapper with slight chipping at the spine ends. Lively firsthand account of "hacking," or taxicab driving, in New York during the 1920s. Hazard navigates his Packard through the city, touring Central Park and Greenwich Village, Hell's Kitchen and Broadway, telling tales of the many fares he encounters, including, in the words of a contemporary reviewer, "gunmen who have not quite enough nerve to come to grips with their enemies, racketeers who at one time controlled the taxi business, stingy old ladies and eccentric old men-an infinite variety of persons" (*Scribner's Magazine*). The vivid Art Deco-style illustrated dust jacket is uncredited. A delightful piece of New York social history; scarce, especially in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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