New York: G. W. Dillingham Company, . First Edition. Described in the preface as a collection of true crimes committed in New York in the previous three years: "They were written to show you how the other half live--in New York. I had them direct from veracious lips of the police. The gangsters themselves contributed sundry details." BAL 11763. Octavo (19cm.); original cloth in white pictorial dust jacket; 272pp.; frontispiece and 10 plates of illustrations by various authors, including James Daugherty. Large (3.5 x 2 inches) loss to top edge of rear jacket panel affecting text of publisher's advertisements, additional minimal shelf wear, extremities reinforced with tape on jacket verso; fine in a flawed, but still presentable, dust jacket. In the binding variant red "V" cloth, issued without the inserted leaf of Lewis's handwriting in facsimile.