Knickerbocker, Diedrich (Washington Irving) >>
Title Knickerbocker's a History of New York : From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, Author's Revised Edition, Complete in 1 Volume
Book Condition Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Publisher Philadelphia: David McKay Company; 1870
Seller ID 19736
414 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Hardcover, tan leather over spine and corners, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, 414 pages, fake footnotes throughout, foreword by 'Seth Handaside'. 2-page publisher catalog in rear. ; Humorous fiction skewering pompous historical style of the era. Originally published 1818. This is 2nd edition, 1848, later printing, about 1870. ; Subtitle concluded: 'Containing, among many surprising and curious matters, the unutterable ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the disasterous projects of William the Testy, and the chivalric achievements of Peter the Headstrong : the three Dutch governors of New Amsterdam ; being the only authentic history of the times that ever hath been, or ever will be published.' ; Exterior shows light rubbing, mainly to spine, where gilt is mostly gone. Title on spine is invisible or label has been lost. No marks, no other defects. Hinges intact, binding tight. Scarce in this condition.