1894 BEAUTIFUL Knickerbocker’s History of New York Washington Irving Illustrated

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“as far as I have observed, I am fully satisfied that man, if left to himself, would about as readily go right as wrong.”

Washington Irving, History of New York

 

“A History of New York” was Washington Irving’s first attempt at satirical writing. He achieved it. His alter-ego, Diedrich Knickerbocker, narrates this history of New York, but fabricates facts and alters or ignores important information of the New World metropolis. The fictional story takes place in the 17th-century and concludes with New York (or New Amsterdam) falling to the British in 1664. It is because of the success of this work, and the ensuing popularity of Irving’s pseudonym that Manhattan residents are called ‘Knickerbockers’.

 

A beautiful two-volume set, illustrated throughout with art of Edward Kemble, and decorative borders on each page.

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1894 BEAUTIFUL Knickerbocker’s History of New York Washington Irving Illustrated

 

“as far as I have observed, I am fully satisfied that man, if left to himself, would about as readily go right as wrong.”

Washington Irving, History of New York

 

“A History of New York” was Washington Irving’s first attempt at satirical writing. He achieved it. His alter-ego, Diedrich Knickerbocker, narrates this history of New York, but fabricates facts and alters or ignores important information of the New World metropolis. The fictional story takes place in the 17th-century and concludes with New York (or New Amsterdam) falling to the British in 1664. It is because of the success of this work, and the ensuing popularity of Irving’s pseudonym that Manhattan residents are called ‘Knickerbockers’.

 

A beautiful two-volume set, illustrated throughout with art of Edward Kemble, and decorative borders on each page.

 

Item number: #547

Price: $350

 

IRVING, Washington

 

Knickerbocker’s History of New York

 

New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1894. “Van Twiller edition”

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 2 volumes: 743p
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~9in X 6.5in (23cm x 16cm)

 

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Categories

Americana, American History

Literature

Authors

IRVING, Washington

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete