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    First English Edition of Marshall's The Life of George Washington

    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. Compiled under the Inspection of Bushrod Washington, From Original Papers bequeathed to him by his deceased Relative... London: Printed for Richard Phillips by T. Gillet, 1804. First English edition. Complete in five octavo volumes. xxxvi, 573, 574-579 (publisher's ads); viii, 633, [1, note], [2, publisher's ads]; viii, 572; viii, 684; viii, 841, 842-843 pedigree, [844, list of engravings], [845-848, publisher's ads]. Illustrated with ten fold-out maps and two illustrated folding frontispieces, a Washington portrait frontispiece, and a vignette. Lacking one plate, "Two Maps of the Southern Provinces." Bound with a calf backstrip and corners over marbled boards. Leather spine labels with gilt titles. New endleaves. Covers and extremities lightly rubbed. Some toning and foxing throughout with occasional lightly folded corners. Maps moderately foxed with some minor reinforcement on verso. Text blocks with a few small stains and light abrasions. Otherwise, a very good set.

    "After the able, accurate and comprehensive work of Chief Justice Marshall, it would be presumptuous to attempt a historical biography of Washington." -Jared Sparks

    Howes M317. Sabin 44788. From the James and Deborah Boyd Collection.

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