New York: T. & W. Mercein, 1817. First. hardcover. 72pp. 8vo, modern gray cloth, some pages with contemporary annotations to text, light browning to text. New York: T. & W. Mercein, 1817. First Edition. Very good. very good.
Memoir on place names in New York City with an emphasis on Dutch names when it was in New Netherlands. Author was New York's first Attorney General, chief justice of the New York Supreme Court, a member of the Continental Congress, and later a Representative in the first four years of the United States Congress. Benson also was a founder and the first president of the New-York Historical Society. Shaw and Shoemaker 40183.