THE FRENCH QUARTER: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld. Herbert Asbury.
THE FRENCH QUARTER: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld

THE FRENCH QUARTER: An Informal History of the New Orleans Underworld

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. "...the first complete and connected history, projected against a unique background of political corruption and "legitimate sin," of the New Orleans underworld from the "correction girls" of colonial days down to the World War and Prohibition, which closed the notorious Storyville district and gave an entirely new direction to criminal activity." Frontispiece, with 28 illustrations. Octavo. Original pictorial paper-covered boards over a black cloth spine, with orange stamping. The dust jacket is a touch browned, with two unobtrusive creases, and some minor soiling and edgewear; else very good. Very good / Good. Item #69637

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