Washington Irving

A History of New York

originally published:
New York : Inskeep and Bradford
December 1809

The title page of the first edition, as illustrated in the Grolier Club's 1902 publication One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature.


  • First Book(1809)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 4/3/1783
died: 11/28/1859
born as: Washington Irving

Writer called the "first American man of letters." He is best known for the short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature