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George Washington

The Writings of George Washington

American Stationers’ Company; Boston: Russell, Odiorne, and Metcalf, and Hilliard, Gray, and Co.; Boston: Russell, Shattuck, and Williams, and Hilliard, Gray, and Co.

1834 - 1837

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First Sparks edition and the first collected edition large paper copies of correspondence, addresses, messages and other papers, official and private, selected and published from the original manuscripts, The Writings of George Washington, with A Life of the Author, notes and illustrations by Jared Sparks.

  • Sold as a set of 12.
  • George Washington (American).
  • Jared Sparks (American).
  • Boston: American Stationers’ Company; Boston: Russell, Odiorne, and Metcalf, and Hilliard, Gray, and Co.; Boston: Russell, Shattuck, and Williams, and Hilliard, Gray, and Co. 1834-1837.
  • Quarto.
  • All first issues except volume III which is a second issue.
  • Illustrated with frontispieces to four volumes and thirty further plates as called for.
  • Bound in recent tan half calf over marbled boards, gilt titles on red and green morocco squares to spines, gilt tooling to spines, marbled endpapers.

Literature

Sabin 101765. According to Sabin: There were many issues from stereotype plates and some sets are made up of volumes of varying dates.

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Small closed tear to the bottom of the title page of volume VII.

Some plates quite heavily browned as often found with some offsetting to neighboring pages.

Textblocks are generally clean and bright save for occasional light spotting.

Language

English

Subject

History, Americana, Politics

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