Description

    The Incredibly Rare First American Biography of George Washington

    [George Washington]. Thomas Thornton. A True and Authentic History of His Excellency George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Army during the late War, and present President of the United States. Also, of the Brave Generals Montgomery and Greene. And the Celebrated Marquis de La Fayette. To Which Is Added, an Ode on General Washington's Birth Day. Philadelphia: Printed by Peter Stewart, in Second-street, ninth Door above Chesnut-street, for Robert Stewart, travelling Bookseller, 1790. First edition of the first American biography of George Washington. Small octavo (approximately 7 x 4.25 inches). 23 pages. Self-wrappered, string-bound. Some toning, marginal creasing and light wear. Still, a superb copy of this incredibly rare item. Although most of this material originally appeared in Jedidiah Morse's The American Geography (1789), this is the first separately published biography of Washington in America. Due to the fragile nature of this item, very few examples of this work exist (Americana Exchange states that only four copies have been at auction since 1906). Howes 144. Sabin 97086. Evans 21978, 22933.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2012
    11th-12th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,242

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $852,131