The Legend of New Amsterdam SIGNED 1st Edition in Dust Jacket 1979 by Peter Spier - Manhattan - New York - Illustrated


Title: The Legend of New Amsterdam

Author: Peter Spier

Description: Inscribed by Spier on title page. Stated First Edition. Pictorial boards with illustrated endpapers. Clean and crisp. Dust jacket not price clipped (price covered up by a small publisher's sticker ("D & Co. Inc.") showing the price of $7.95). DJ in archival sleeve. 26 unnumbered pages. 8.25 x 10.5 inches. With wonderful illustrations and a touch of good humor, The Legend of New Amsterdam is a charming and colorfully detailed portrait of city life on Manhattan island in the year 1660.

Peter Spier (1927-2017) was a Caldecott Medal-winning Dutch-American illustrator and writer of children's books. He was born and educated in Amsterdam and came to New York in 1952.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: Doubleday & Company
Place: Garden City
Year: 1979

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: children's, illustrated, picture book, Manhattan, Manhattan Island, geography, New York City, 1660, history,

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