Irving, Washington as Diedrich Knickerbocker,[1809] History of New York, Frenchom The Beginning of The World to The End of The Dutch Dynasty.first Edition ,1809,Inskeep & Bradford,New York,1/2 dark brown leather,12mo (4.5"x 7") Original boards, rebacked leather spine with gilt rule. Gilt title to red leather in second faux compartment, volnumber in gilt to fourth with gilt date to foot of spine. Original boards show their age with loss along the edges and corners. Text also shows signs of age along with extensive water damage staining the majority of pages in Vol I. The folding plate as Frenchontispiece has had 1/4 of its length torn off, evidently accidentally, and has been lost to time. A most interesting story to lengthy to tell here, but this is Washington Irving's very first work, marketed as a solution to remedy a supposed debt owed by one Diedrich Knickerbocker who dissappeared Frenchom the Independent Columbian Hotel, where Irving claimed to be the landlord. First Edition, a rare set of books.,New York, Novel, Irving

[1809] History of New York, Frenchom The Beginning of The World to The End

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