The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and the First President of the United States [5 Volume Set, Lacking Atlas]. 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 the First President of the United States [5 Volume Set, Lacking Atlas]
The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and the First President of the United States [5 Volume Set, Lacking Atlas]

The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and the First President of the United States [5 Volume Set, Lacking Atlas]

Very Good -. Item #11615

Philadelphia: C.P. Wayne, 1804-1807. First Edition. Five octavo volumes. Vol I: Frontisportrait with tissue guard; (2), xxii, 488, 45; Vol II: viii, 560, 72; Vol III: viii, 580, 28; Vol IV: iii--viii, 626, (1), 16; Vol V: vii, 779, 36. Full contemporary sheep with leather spine labels. Lacks atlas.

Leather boards rather chipped with substantial flaking, in particular to volumes I & IV. Front joint to volume I cracked; exposure along bottom edge of volume IV. General scuffing and spotting to all volumes. Bindings nevertheless holding. Flyleaf to volume I loose but present. Ownership inscription of "Mary Gore" to preliminaries of each volume. Some foxing to page, with particularly heavy foxing and toning to title and frontis in volume I, but otherwise pages unmarked and legible throughout.

Despite the flaws, a serviceable set of the first biography of a U.S. President ever published.

[Sabin 44788; Howes M317].

Price: $850.00