Lot 144 of 627:
Knickerbocker's History of New York, 1/281 1894  

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$300 - $500

Knickerbocker's History of New York

Irving, Washington

New York

G.P. Putnam's Son's



2 volumes. xvii, 364; xv, [3], 379 pp.  Wide text margins with type within floral borders printed on linen paper, full page illustrations  by E. W. Kemble on Japan paper with lettered tissue guards. (4to) 26x18 cm (10x7") original full English tan calf, brown spine labels lettered and outlined in gilt. Cover decorations in gilt, State of New York Seal at center; windmill, crossed clay pipes, tankard and broad brimmed hat at each corner; silk moire endpapers. One of 281 copies (being one for each year since the founding of New Amsterdam, 1614 to 1894, this number being 1633). The Peter Stuyvesant Edition. 

Extremely handsome and lavish presentation of Irving's "Knickerbocker."

Lot Amendments

Some wear to calf with rubbing to spines and extremities, corners worn and lightly bumped, areas of darkening to front boards, thin strips of calf worn away on rear board of vol. 2; hinges starting a bit, interiors solid; very good.

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