Excerpt from 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 Pete It was some time, if I recollect right, in the early part of the autumn of 1808, that a stranger applied for lodgings at the Independent Columbian Hotel in Mulberry-street, of which I am landlord. He was a small, brisk-looking old ...
Excerpt from 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 Pete It was some time, if I recollect right, in the early part of the autumn of 1808, that a stranger applied for lodgings at the Independent Columbian Hotel in Mulberry-street, of which I am landlord. He was a small, brisk-looking old gentleman, dressed in a rusty black coat, a pair of olive velvet breeches, and a small cocked hat. He had a few gray hairs plaited and clubbed behind, and his beard seemed to be of some eight-and forty hours' growth. The only piece of finery which he bore about him, was a bright pair of square silver shoe-buckles, and all his baggage was contained in a pair of saddle-bags, which he carried under his arm. His whole appearance was something out of the common run; and my wife, who is a very shrewd body, at once set him down for some eminent country schoolmaster. As the Independent Columbian Hotel is a very small house, I was a little puzzled at first where to put him; but my wife, who seemed taken with his looks, would needs put him in her best chamber, which is genteelly set off with the profiles of the whole family, done in black, by those two great painters. Jarvis and Wood; and commands a very pleasant view of the new grounds on the Collect, together with the rear of the Poor-House and Bridewell, and a full front of the Hospital; so that it is the cheerfullest room in the whole house. During the whole time that he stayed with us, we found him a very worthy, good sort of an old gentleman, though a little queer in his ways. He would keep in his room for days together, and if any of the children cried, or made a noise about his door, he would bounce out in a great passion, with his hands full of papers, and say something about "deranging his ideas;" which made my wife believe sometimes that he was not altogether compos. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Good. Spine is moderately faded but lettering is still bright. A small amount of the color is worn from the tips of the fore corners and the top/bottom of the spine, but nowhere is the cloth worn through to the boards. Gilt top edge is a little rubbed, but mostly bright. Very minor soil on the sound binding. Initials on ffep. Contents are clean and unworn. (S-8-A); 7-1/2" Tall, 330pp plus publisher's ads. Red coth, bright gold lettering. Top edge gilt. HUMOR. No publishing date, approx. 1920. The author's revised edition, complete in one volume. Additional sub-title: Containing, among many surprising and curious matters, the unutterable ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the disastrous projects of William the Testy, and the chivalric achievement s 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. " (S-8-A)
Fair. No Jacket. Book Brown book, black decorations, gold print on the spine, small book, 307 pages. The pages are yellowed and brittle. There is a name on the FEP. The outside cover is discolored, bumped at the corners and edges of the spine, rubbed at the edges of the spine and has marks on it. There are marks on the front and back inside covers, a small piece missing from the front inside cover at the place the book joins the cover, there is a separation in the binding at the second page with the paper torn the entire length and the book is shaken. A few of the pages are loose at the bottom corner and various pages have a small tear at the side edge, some of the pages have the top corner missing but not as far down as the text.
Good+ No Jacket. Book Copyright 1849. Ex-library, minimal marks. Rebound: Gold-stamped textured brown cloth. Slight edgewear, remains of bkplate verso front cover, inked name FEP. Tight. "The author's revised edition, complete in one volume." NO illustrations. 32961 shelf.
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