First Edition. Octavo, original illustrated cloth. L. F. A. Lorenz illustrations. Humorous novel of Lower East Side gangs and rivalries, including African American characters. "Harrigan was an American actor, playwright, lyricist and theater producer who, together with Tony Hart, formed one of the most celebrated theatrical partnerships of the 19th century. His career progressed to the production of multi-act plays full of singing, dancing and physical comedy, making Harrigan one of the founding fathers of modern American musical theatre." Near Fine.