"Our Travels, Statistical, Geographical, Mineralogical, Geological, Historical, Political and Quizzical": A Knickerbocker Tour of New York State, 1822
Albany, New York State Education Department. 1968. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. vi, 136pp, 2 separate endpaper maps, Preface, Introduction, Footnotes for Introduction, Footnates for Text of Our Travels. 8vo/22cm. Dark blue cloth gilt, no dj. NF. The original author's identity has remained a mystery, identified only as "Written by Myself, XYZ, etc." though the Editor, in his lengthy Introduction, through painstaking literary detectivework, tentatively identifies him as a member of the Knickerbocker group by the name of Johnston Verplanck. Louis Leonard Tucker (1927- , the Editor, was the former New York State Historian and Director of the Massachusetts Historical Society as well as author of a number of notable historical works. NF.
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