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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
Philadelphia: Printed and published by C. P. Wayne, 1807. Reprinted. Full calf. Fair. 8vo. 5 volumes: [1], xxii, [1], 459pp., 43pp., [2]; [2], vii, 516pp., 67pp., [2]; vii, 527pp., 28pp., [2]; viii, 567pp., 16pp, [2]; vii, 779pp., 36pp, [2]. Brown marbled calf leather volumes. Red and black leather gilt stamped titles on spines. Gilt lines and decorations on spines. Marbled end sheets. Frontispiece portrait of Washington volume I is present. Pages 42 and 43 of "Notes" in volume 1 have tears and slight loss of content at bottom edge. Dark upper edge stains to mid-text pages (not affecting text) to end of volume 1. Pages 63 and 64 of "Notes" volume 2 has a large section missing in the middle with loss of content. Volume 1 head of spine is chipped. Volume 4 head of spine has been restored. Front blank end sheet volume 5 has been cut missing the upper half of sheet. Light to moderate toning and scattered foxing to contents of 5 volumes. All five volumes have the bookplate; "From the Library of the Stacey Hintons." This set is a first edition, second printing. First edition, first issue dates are 1804-1807. 1807 quarto Atlas is present but defective: Atlas includes Boston (Plate I); New York (Plate II); White Plains (Plate III); New Jersey (Plate IV); East Jersey (Plate V); Northern Army (Plate VI); Rhode Island (Plate VII); Southern Armies (Plate VIII); only half-plate of Yorktown (Plate IX); and last map - "Charleston" (Plate X) is missing. Plates IV-IX are gnawed at bottom margins with partial loss of plan Plate VIII (Southern Armies). The other damage to the plates are in the margins and do not affect the plan content. Marbled paper covered boards of Atlas are worn, scuffed, chipped. Some toning to maps. List of subscriber's names are missing. Howes M 317; Sabin 44788.
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