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[WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799)]
Fac-Simile of Washington's Accounts from June, 1775 to June, 1783
Washington, D. C.: The Treasury Department, 1833. Small folio (332 x 206 mm). Facsimile of accounts throughout, 3pp. facsimile documents and plans and 1p. letterpress "Extract from Marshall's Life of Washington, Vol.I. 1758." at end. Contemporary half sheep, marbled boards, letterpress label to upper cover, stab-sewn. Lacking top sewing thread, some rubbing or light wear; dampstain to lower gutter corner, some light browning or stains. The first letterpress leaf is signed by Chief Clerk in the Registrar's office Mich. Nourse, and notes: "General Washington's account of expenses during the Revolutionary War, in his own hand writing, is on file in this office:---the annexed is a fac simile copy thereof." The four final pages include a facsimile of a plan submitted to General Forbes by Washington in 1758. Provenance: Mr. Galland(?) (early gift inscription from M.B.W. Edgar on slip of paper pinned to front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Covering the period from June 1775 to June 1783, these records detail Washington's day-to-day expenditures in his official capacity as Commander-in Chief of the Army of the United Colonies. According to Sabin, "As many copies have been rebound it is difficult to be certain how many of the variations in preliminary and final leaves represent varying issues." A fine copy in a contemporary binding. Scarce: According to online auction records, no copy of this work has ever appeared on the market at auction. Sabin 101546.
Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts [United States]
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