New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1917 [1920 added to title in type]. 8vo. 301 pages. Folding map; frontispiece and 15 plates by Allan Gilbert Cram. Original decorated cloth, the front cover blocked with an image of Washington Square Arch. Hinges cracked, covers a bit dull. Item #406115
FIRST EDITION, inscribed by the dedicatee on the dedication leaf: "To Washington Square Church Compliments of Vincent C. Pepe Jan. 30/22" (and with the Church's embossed stamp on front free endpaper). Pepe inspired Chapin to write her history of the Village, an extensive study of the history of its environs, businesses, and people. Given the addition of the 1920 date on the title, this is likely a later issue.