The Sanitary Condition of New York.

By: [New York Sanitation] WARING, George E. Jr.

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Two volumes. Article(s) contained in: Vol. XXII, Nos. 1 & 2, May-June 1881, pp. 64-76 & 179-190. 8vo. 8 (ads.), 160, 9-26 (ads.); 8 (ads.), (161)-320, 9-24 (ads.) pp. Original printed brown paper wrappers. Fine. FIRST EDITIONS. These two issues of Scribner's Magazine contain a fascinating two-part article on the day-to-day sanitation in New York City before the turn of the 20th century. The city had become old enough and cosmopolitan enough that the sanitary infrastructure had begun to crumble. In describing the then-common pan closet (toilet), the author, in true Victorian melodramatic style, exhorts the reader to the horrific dangers the water closet, "which is in almost universal use all over Christendom. . . it probably is not, but it certainly might be, the invention of the devil. . . immediately below the copper pan there is a chamber of horrors known to the trade as a 'container,'. . . it contains what it pretends to remove." As an added lagniappe, these two issues also contain the first appearance of Madame Delphine, a short story by George Washington Cable, an article on Artemus Ward (contemporary humorist and friend of Mark Twain), and A Rainy Day with Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris. First Edition.

Title: The Sanitary Condition of New York.

Author Name: [New York Sanitation] WARING, George E. Jr.

Categories: Public Health,

Publisher: New York:, Scribner's Magazine, 1881.: 1881

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: M10589

Keywords: Public Health