PARIS BY SUNLIGHT & GASLIGHT - 1st 1869 TRAVEL, EUROPE, FRANCE, SOCIETY, CULTURE
Book Details + Condition: National Publishing Company (Philadelphia, PA). First Edition, 1869. Scarce. Hardcover. 803 pages. Expansive book on the ins-and-outs of the French city of Paris, subtitled, "A Work Descriptive of the Mysteries and Miseries, the Virtues, the Vices, the Splendors, and the Crimes of the City of Paris." Topics include food and drink, marriage, architecture, gardens, history, parks, transportation, the Louvre, Notre Dame cathedral, sports, sideshows, carnivals, the Catacombs, Versailles, and much more. With more than 150 engravings and illustrations by Gustave Doré, Alexandre de Bar, Charles Fichot, and more. Cover embossed with gilt Parisian coat of arms. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to original boards; chipping and fraying to spine ends; interior is clean and free of markings.