Very Good. Item #5605
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1931. Stated First Impression: Collector's Edition, November, 1931. Signed by the editor/compiler on front free endpaper with inscription "Robert Reid Biggar - With deep appreciation for work done and ever deeper affection. G. Ernest Merriam. July 29, 1934."
Octavo; ix, 428pp. 16 illustrations including frontis, all present. Blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering. Boards edgeworn with bumps to corners and spine ends, some rubbing along bottom front near corner, and a roll to spine. Boards open a bit easily but binding is secure. Small, clean tear at bottom margin of last couple pages, not involving text. Pages unmarked.
A collection of over 1500 quotes by or about George Washington, compiled in sections relating to aspects of his character (The Gentleman and the Sportsman, The Christian if Not the Churchman, The Soldier, The Statesman, The Prophet, etc...). Published in anticipation of the 200th anniversary of Washington's birth the following year.