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Washington George; [Sparks, Jared; American Presidents]]
WRITINGS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON; Being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages, and Other Papers, Official and Private, Selected and Published From the Original Manuscripts; With a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations. By Jared Sparks
Boston American Stationers' Company. John B. Russell [and] Russell, Odiorne, and Metcalf and Hilliard, Gray and Co. 1837; 1834; 1835; 1836. 12 volumes. The First Collected Edition of George Washington's writings, volumes 4 - 12 first issue, volumes 1 - 3 early issue. ".some sets are made up of volumes of varying dates" - Sabin With four fine engraved portraits, including the famous "dollar bill" portrait painted by Gilbert Stuart, and many more plates, plans, maps, etc. throughout the volumes. Tall 8vo, handsomely bound in very rarely encountered full contemporary polished mottled calf, the spines with raised bands ruled in gilt, two dark maroon morocco labels gilt ruled and lettered, board edges gilt tooled. A very fine and handsome set, the text especially well preserved, fresh, clean, and bright and free of any foxing or toning, sound and secure, the bindings solid and handsome, some unobtrusive varying restoration work quite expertly and sympathetically accomplished. A FINE AND HANDSOME SET OF THE COLLECTED WORKS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, FOUNDING FATHER, OFFICER IN THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY, GENERAL OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, A LEAD FIGURE OF THE 1787 CONVENTION WHICH DRAFTED THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. The collection drawn from all available sources and with scholarly additions and a fine Life of Washington all by Jared Sparks. Sparks was one of the first great historian-biographers of the fledgling Republic. After extensive researches at home and in London and Paris in 1828–1829, he publ … [Click Below for Full Description]
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