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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 or ever will be published

by Washington Irving

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Published by Lea & Blanchard in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dutch Americans,
  • Social life and customs,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesKnickerbocker"s New York
    Statementby Diedrich Knickerbocker [pseud.]
    ContributionsKnickerbocker, Diedrich
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. in 1 ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25770115M

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