First Edition of Marshall's
[George Washington, subject]. John Marshall. The Life
of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American forces,
during the war which established the independence of his country,
and first President of the United States. Philadelphia:
Printed and published by C.P. Wayne, 1804-1807. First edition. Five
octavo volumes. xxii, 488, 45, [1, blank]; viii, 560, 72; viii,
580, 28; viii, 626, , 16; vii, [1, blank], 779, [1, blank], 36
pages. Frontispiece portrait in Volume I. Atlas volume not present.
Contemporary half brown calf over marbled boards, spines stamped in
black with brown gilt morocco lettering labels. Spines uniformly
sunned, binding worn, some labels a bit loose, two labels lacking.
Some hinges just starting. Text toned and somewhat foxed. Bookplate
of William Wayne in each volume. Still, a very good set.
Life of George Washington
Howes M317. Sabin 44788.
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