DescriptionJohn C. Fitzpatrick, ed. The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799, Volumes 1-39. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1931-1944.
First hardcover editions. Thirty-nine octavo volumes.
Navy-blue cloth with gilt spine titles and decorations. All books include a bookplate affixed inside the front cover and a congressman's red-ink stamp on the front endpaper. Overall very good to near fine with minor wear and toning.
John Clement Fitzpatrick (1876-1940), who served as Assistant Chief of the Manuscripts Division at the Library of Congress, tackled the monumental task of editing this comprehensive thirty-nine volume edition of The Writings of George Washington. In total, volumes 1-37 include 17,400 letters and documents either written by or on behalf of Washington. Letters written to Washington are mentioned in the notes only. Volumes 38 and 39 include the index.
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