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

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The Sanitary Condition of New York.

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

Price: $50.00

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

Seller ID: M10589


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... View more info