Main Author: Irving, Washington, 1783-1859.

Title: A history of New York, from the beginning of the world to
the end of the Dutch dynasty. : Containing among many
surprising and curious matters, the unutterable
ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the disastrous
projects of William the Testy, and the chivalric
achievments [sic] 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. / By Diedrich Knickerbocker. ;
[Two line of Dutch verse] ; In two volumes. Vol. I[-II].

Imprint: [New York] : Published by Inskeep & Bradford, New York;
Bradford & Inskeep, Philadelphia; Wm. M'Ilhenney,
Boston; Coale & Thomas, Baltimore; and Morford,
Willington, & Co. Charleston., 1809.

Description: 2 v. : 1 ill. ; 18 cm.

Notes: By Washington Irving.
Frontispiece signed: Copied from an ancient etching of the
same size, published by Justus Danckers, at Amsterdam.
"Copy-right secured according to law."--versos of title
pages.
Vol. 1: [5], viii-xxiii, [1], 268 p., [1] folded leaf of
plates; v. 2: [2], 258 p.

References: Shaw & Shoemaker 17820
BAL 10098
Wright, L.H. Amer. fiction, 1774-1850 (2nd ed.), 1408

Local Note(s): American Antiquarian Society copy the gift of Charles H.
Taylor, 1930. Vol. 2 inscribed: J. Amory.

Subject(s): New York (State)--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
--Humor.

Genre(s): Satires.
Intaglio prints.
Leather bindings (Binding).
Stained leather (Binding).
Gold tooled leather (Binding).
Lettering pieces (Binding).

Printer/Publisher(s):
M'Ilhenney, William, 1779?-1854, publisher.
Bradford and Inskeep, publisher.
Coale & Thomas, publisher.
E. Morford, Willington, and Co., publisher.

Former Owner/Donor(s):
Taylor, Charles Henry, 1867-1941, donor.
Amory, J., former owner.

Primary Material: Book

Call number(s): Reserve 1809

Microform availability:
Early American imprints, second series

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