Publisher: New York: George P. Putnam, 1851.
Edition: First illustrated edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 10353; not found in Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators.
Condition: Cloth somewhat soiled and worn; text with some light foxing and marginal stains; a good copy.
Book ID: 28522
DescriptionOblong folio, 29 x 37.5 cm, original blind-stamped green cloth, gilt lettering on the upper board. Ten lithographed plates.
CommentsA popular tale of early Dutch settlers in New York by Washington Irving, which first appeared in Bracebridge Hall (1922). Here it is separately printed with ten lithographed plates after drawings by John Whetten Ehninger (1827-1889), issued in a large format made popular by the American Art Union and others. This is one of Ehninger's earliest works of book illustration, if not his first.