Lot 62 of 253:
Deidrich Knickerbocker's A History of New-York  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$3,000
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,000

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
Author:
[Irving, Washington] Knickerbocker, Diedrich (pseud)
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Inskeep & Bradford
Date:
1809
Description:

2 volumes. (iii)-xxiii, (1), 268; [ii], 258 pp. Folding view in Volume 1. (12mo) 17x10.5 cm (6¾x4¼") full green morocco, gilt-rule border, spines ruled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, gilt-ruled dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Bound at the Knickerbocker Press for G.P. Putnam's Sons. First Edition.

Mounted and bound in at the rear of Volume 1 is a contemporary advertisement from the publisher advertising the present work as "just published". Also bound in on five leaves is an 1810 newspaper review by Seth Handaside. Inside the rear cover of this volume is a pocket that according to a previous bookseller's description, once held a letter from Washington Irving, the letter is no longer present. BAL 10098; Grolier American 28.

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Condition:
Foxing and browning within; near fine.
 
Item number:
283595
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