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Marshall's Life of Washington 1st Edition w/ atlas
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Author: Marshall, John
Title: The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces...and First President of the United States
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher:C.P. Wayne
Date Published: 1804-1807
Description:


Five volumes + atlas. Stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait. Atlas with 10 copper-engraved maps, 8 double-page, 2 folding, plus 22 printed pages of subscriber's name. (8vo) 21.5x13 cm (8½x5¼"),Text volumes are (8vo) 21x12.5 cm (8¼x5¼"), original(?) half tree calf with marbled boards, spines tooled & lettered in gilt, red morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers; atlas is (4to) 28.4x21.5 cm (11x8½"), atlas in like binding. First Edition.



First edition of Marshall's seminal biography of George Washington. Sabin notes that later histories did not contain the Colonial History. He also quotes Jared Sparks as stating that "after the able, accurate and comprehensive work of Chief Justice Marshall, it would be presumptuous to attempt a historical biography of Washington." Howes M317; Sabin 44788. Ownership marks on front free endpapers.

Condition
Text volumes show scuffing and rubbing; atlas spine well rubbed with a few chips at spine; foxing and toning within, particularly to frontispiece engraving; light offsetting to maps, hints of foxing; overall very good.
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Marshall's Life of Washington 1st Edition w/ atlas

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Lot 0103 Details
Description
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Heading:
Author: Marshall, John
Title: The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces...and First President of the United States
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher:C.P. Wayne
Date Published: 1804-1807
Description:


Five volumes + atlas. Stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait. Atlas with 10 copper-engraved maps, 8 double-page, 2 folding, plus 22 printed pages of subscriber's name. (8vo) 21.5x13 cm (8½x5¼"),Text volumes are (8vo) 21x12.5 cm (8¼x5¼"), original(?) half tree calf with marbled boards, spines tooled & lettered in gilt, red morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers; atlas is (4to) 28.4x21.5 cm (11x8½"), atlas in like binding. First Edition.



First edition of Marshall's seminal biography of George Washington. Sabin notes that later histories did not contain the Colonial History. He also quotes Jared Sparks as stating that "after the able, accurate and comprehensive work of Chief Justice Marshall, it would be presumptuous to attempt a historical biography of Washington." Howes M317; Sabin 44788. Ownership marks on front free endpapers.

Condition
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Text volumes show scuffing and rubbing; atlas spine well rubbed with a few chips at spine; foxing and toning within, particularly to frontispiece engraving; light offsetting to maps, hints of foxing; overall very good.
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