Washington Irving's Works: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent; a History of New York (from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty) by Diedrich Knickerbocker; Crayon Papers by Geoffrey Crayon, Gent
Union Square, NY, Tait, Sons & Co. Maroon Cloth Gilt/Gold Spine, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book, Three books in one volume. Apparently FIRST EDITION. No publication date given - circa 1800s. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent, 374pp. A History of New York (from the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch dynasty) by Diedrich Knickerbocker, 307pp. Crayon Papers, (1826 - date given in Table of contents, 201pp. Books published by Tait, Sons Company are scarce. (Tait History: 1892---TAIT & SONS; J. Selwin Tait, a banker who published as a hobby; "Tait's National Library" of 200 best books; Purchased rights to works issued by Lovell, Coyell & Co. and National Book Co; Split to form J. Selwyn Tait & Sons.) No marks. Nameplate inside front cover. Boards have some wear on corners. Boards are shaky. First three pages are together but loose from book. Text is excellent with tanning on outside edges and light gutter tanning. Four small moisture circles on fore edge; does not extend inside. Gilt Gold on spine is slightly dim. Ships in a box, no bubble mailers!. Good.
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