By Washington Irving, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish
First edition of a very early Parrish work, with plates full of detail and imagination that are a perfect partner to Irving's clever parody – extremely difficult to find in first edition.
KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW YORK
Read more: Ludwig, Maxfield Parrish, 25-6, 30-1.
New York: R.H. Russell, 1900. Alternate title: A History of New York From The Beginning Of The World To The End Of The Dutch Dynasty by Diedrich Knickerbocker. 12.25'' x 9''. Original quarter cloth, paper boards with pictorial paste-on. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut, grey-brown endpapers. Printed by Updike at the Merrymount Press. Illustrated by Parrish with 8 full-page black-and-white plates. xxxiv, 299,  pages. Some neat ink notations on blank verso of frontispiece. Front hinge reinforced, edges rubbed with some soiling to boards, frontispiece verso with a few old tape marks at fore-edge, not on image side, just a bit of foxing. Really a tight copy, nicer than typically seen.
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