A Few Words of Warning to New Yorkers on the Consequences of a Railroad in Fifth Avenue with Remarks on City Railroads Generally, and Reflections Suggested by the Passage of the Broadway Railroad Bill. Charles Astor BRISTED.

A Few Words of Warning to New Yorkers on the Consequences of a Railroad in Fifth Avenue with Remarks on City Railroads Generally, and Reflections Suggested by the Passage of the Broadway Railroad Bill

New York: Wm. C. Bryant & Co, 1863. 8vo. 33 pages. Original printed wrappers; blue cloth portfolio. Soft vertical fold (from mailing?) and wrappers lightly soiled, pale stain to upper gutter margin. Item #406099

FIRST EDITION. Bristed writes vehemently against the prospect of a railroad along Fifth Avenue: "the mischiefs which a railroad on the Fifth avenue would inflict on the residents there as householders, are so obvious, and in many respects so analogous to those which a railroad on Brodway [sic] would inflict on the owners and occupiers there, that we may pass them over to save time and space–the more readily because, great as they would be, they sink into insignificance before the harm done the avenue as a thoroughfare for private vehicles." Sabin 8042.

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