Hartford: American Publishing, 1869. First. hardcover. A Complete History of Metropolitan Life and Society, with Sketches of Prominent Places, Persons and Things in the City... 26 Illus. 700pp. + 6pp. of publisher's ads. 8vo, contemporary calf, leather label, inner hinges repaired, calf moderately rubbed, light dampstain to margin of last ad page, old library bookplate on front flyleaf. small tear to margin of pages 543-546, some pages lightly creased in middle of text. Hartford: American Publishing, 1869. First Edition. Author was a Civil War correspondent for the New York Tribune and wrote for many other newspapers including the New York Times. good.