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Knickerbocker's History of New York by Washington Irving - First Edition Thus - 1900 - from West of Denver Books (SKU: 2062)

Knickerbocker's History of New York

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Knickerbocker's History of New York

by Washington Irving

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New York: R.H. Russell, 1900. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Good. Maxfield Parrish. New York: R.H. Russell, 1900. The covers are faded, soiled, particularly the spine. The front hinge is starting to separate but still reasonably tighr.

Synopsis

For the bicentennial of its original publication—the first full-length book from the father of the American short storyIn 1809, New Yorkers were buzzing about a series of classified ads concerning the whereabouts of Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker. They were unaware that Washington Irving had invented the man entirely and placed the ads himself. Knickerbocker's purported manuscript, A History of New York, was Irving's own. Told from Knickerbocker's point of view, A History of New York is a chronicle of New York's fifty years under Dutch rule in the 1600s that plays fast and loose with the facts, to uproarious effect. Irving's good-humored spoofing had staying power, and his satire provided the city with its first self-portrait. A History of New York propelled Irving to the heights of literary stardom and even made a little history of its own: New Yorkers are called Knickerbockers to this day.

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Bookseller
West of Denver Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
2062
Title
Knickerbocker's History of New York
Author
Washington Irving
Illustrator
Maxfield Parrish
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Edition Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
R.H. Russell
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1900
Keywords
maxwell parrish

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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
spine
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hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.

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