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Description[George Washington]. John Marshall. The Life of George Washington... Philadelphia: 1804. First edition.
John Marshall. The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Aemrican Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States. Compiled under the Inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Washington, from Original Papers Bequeathed to Him by His Deceased Relative, and Now in Possession of the Author. To Which is Prefixed, an Introductions, Containing a Compendious View of the Colonies Planted by the English on the Continent of North America, from Their Settlement to the Commencement of that War Which Terminated in Their Independence. Philadelphia: Printed and Published by C. P. Wayne, 1804. First edition. Six octavo volumes. Portrait frontispiece in Volume I of George Washington. Contemporary mottled calf, spines decorated in gilt, red title labels on spines. Boards detached but present on Volumes I-IV with rubbing on board edges, all spines heavily rubbed and chipped with loss. All text blocks toned with edges soiled, leaves lightly to heavily foxed, occasional thumbprints in margins. Volume I calf on spine limp and detaching, lacking front free endpaper; Volume II closed tear affecting text on page 3/4, marked out ink signature on front flyleaf, multiple terminal leaves dampstained on upper margins; Volume III dampstained on upper quarter of preliminary leaves; Volumes IV and V joints cracked and shaken, with Volume V having some dampstaining affecting upper edged of the last third of the text block; the Atlas is dampstained with the spine perished. A good set.
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