by William Irving, J.K. Paulding, and Washington Irving
Full Title: Salmagundi; or, The Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq., and Others
7 ¼ x 5. In English. Published by J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1871. Printed from the original edition with a preface and notes by Evert A. Duyckinck. Minor wear to joints and extremities. Ex-library. Still in very good overall condition. The binding solid and pleasing and internally fresh and clean. New to our inventory. Detailed condition report coming soon.
A 19th-century satirical periodical created and written by American writer Washington Irving, his oldest brother, William, and James Kirke Paulding. The collaborators produced twenty issues at irregular intervals between January 24, 1807 and January 15, 1808. “Salmagundi” lampooned New York City culture and politics in a manner much like today's “Mad Magazine.” It was in the November 11, 1807, issue that Irving first attached the name "Gotham" to New York City, based on the alleged stupidity of the people of Gotham, Nottinghamshire. Irving and his collaborators published the periodical using a wide variety of pseudonyms, including Will Wizard, Launcelot Langstaff, Pindar Cockloft, and Mustapha Rub-a-Dub Keli Khan. Irving and Paulding discontinued Salmagundi in January 1808, following a disagreement with publisher David Longworth over profits.
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