Chronicles of the City of Gotham, From the Papers of a Retired Common Councilman. Containing The Azure Hose, The Politician, The Dumb Girl. James Kirke Paulding.

Chronicles of the City of Gotham, From the Papers of a Retired Common Councilman. Containing The Azure Hose, The Politician, The Dumb Girl.

New York: G. & C. & H. Carvill, 1830. First edition. Hardcover. James Kirke Paulding (1778 - 1860), American writer, friend of Washington Irving with whom he founded 'Salmagundi; or the Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq. & Others', a literary periodical lampooning New York in which the word "Gotham" first appeared as a name for the City. Paulding was also part of the Knickerbocker group, a writers' group which included Lydia Maria Child, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Gulian Verplanck and William Cullen Bryant.

Small 8vo, x, [11] - 270pp. Half green cloth and paper covered boards. Boards dusty, spine cracked & perished, front board detached; lacking front free end papers. With a small paper nameplate of Henry W. Eastman inside the front board, and Eastman's signature at the title page. Eastman was a Hempstead Long Island lawyer. As is. OCLC: 1179703. Item #19600

Price: $200.00

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