Lot 28[WASHINGTON, GEORGE]
MARSHALL, JOHN. 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, 1804-07. First English edition, the quarto version. Five volumes, contemporary tree calf. 10 1/4 x 8 inches (26.5 x 20.5 cm); complete as issued with 3 frontispieces, 12 folding maps, and one vignette at end of volume III, publisher's ads in volume I and notice in volume II. Some splits to joints and rubbing to spines, offset to title from portrait, foxing and spotting to title and maps, residue from bookplates and offset to pastedowns, tear into one leaf in volume IV, bookplates of Richard Dobson,
A wide-margined copy with all maps of Marshall's important first biography of Washington, in contemporary tree calf bindings. Howes M317 ("best edition"); Sabin 44788.
Sold for $2,375
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