Item #242074 New York: Its Upper Ten and Lower Million. George Lippard.

New York: Its Upper Ten and Lower Million.

Cincinnati: H.M. Rulison, 1853.

First edition. [iii]-xvi, 21-284 pp., + [10] pp. catalog. 8vo. Later maroon buckram, contents foxed, bookplate; very good BAL 11796; Wright II: 1557; Reynolds, GEORGE LIPPARD, p. 134. Item #242074

In NEW YORK Lippard launched “attacks on family concentrations of wealth, on slavery, and on an alleged attempt by Roman Catholics to infiltrate American schools and governments” (Reynolds, p. 23)

George Lippard (1822-1854) was a close friend of Poe and founder of the Brotherhood of the Union, an early labor union. His popular fiction, which “represented the wildly subversive underside of the antebellum literary scene” (ANB) is often divided between the “city mysteries” (THE QUAKER CITY), and mythologized retellings of American history (WASHINGTON AND HIS GENERALS). He died of tuberculosis at 31.

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