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1 Asbury, Herbert. THE Gangs OF NEW YORK: An Informal History Of The Underworld.
Garden City Publishing Co. [Garden City, NY]. No date. (1927, 1928: Alfred A. Knopf). Hard Cover 
xviii, 400pp. 8vo. Tan cloth with black-lettered spine & an illustration of a gas street lamp. Frontispiece illustration of 'The Five Points in 1829' & 6 other b/w plates on coated paper showing photos of gang leaders & members. Numerous other illustrations throughout the text. Appendix ('Slang Of The Early Gangsters'), bibliography & index. This is an early reprint (1930s) in the publisher's 'Star Book' edition of the original Knopf edition. Covers show spots of wear, a few small spots of stains & light soiling; 3/4' tear in the cloth at the top of the right side of the spine; spine is slightly darkened with a few scattered spots of wear; spine extremes worn - particularly at the top; text block lightly tanned; & a little paste-action on the loose endpapers. No dustjacket. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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