(PARRISH,MAXFIELD)illus. KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW YORK by Wash. Irving (on cover). A History of New York From The Beginning Of The World To The End Of The Dutch Dynasty by Diedrich Knickerbocker. NY:R.H. Russell, 1900 (1900). Folio, cloth backed boards, pictorial paste-on, (299)p., teg, front hinge reinforced, edges rubbed with some cover soil, a few neat ink notations on blank verso of frontis and old tape mark in margin, really a tight VG copy of the 1st edition. A very early Parrish work, this features the cover plate plus 8 very wonderful black and white plates full of detail and imagination that are a perfect partner to Irving's clever parody. Printed by UPDIKE AT THE MERRYMOUNT PRESS. (See Ludwig p.25-6,30-1). A nice copy of a book that is extremely difficult to find in first edition.