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A history of New-York

Washington Irving

A history of New-York

from the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch dynasty. Containing, among many surprising and curious matters, the unutterable ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the disastrous projects of William the Testy, and the chivalric achievements of Peter the Headstrong, the three Dutch governors of New-Amsterdam; being the only authentic history of the times that ever hath been published.

by Washington Irving

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Published by Published by Inskeep and Bradford, and Bradford and Inskeep, Philadelphia. in New-York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references

    StatementBy Diedrich Knickerbocker [pseud.] ..
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF122.1 .I702
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. in 1
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14833582M
    LC Control Number43040929


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