(PARRISH,MAXFIELD)illus. KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW YORK by Washington 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 (9 1/2 x 12 1/2"), cloth backed boards, pictorial paste-on, (299)p., top edge gilt, except for some spine and cover soil and rubbing, this is a near Fine 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 hard to find in decent condition.