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Correspondence of the American Revolution; Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, From the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency; edited from the original manuscripts by Jared Sparks [4 volumes] [provenance: Major Wm. H. Bean]
Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1853. Hardcover. Very Good -. 4 volumes: viii, 549 p.; [4], 554 p.; [4], 560 p.; 555 p.; 28 cm. Original grey-brown cloth with gilt-stamped spine title: Correspondence of the Revolution: Letters to Washington. Blind-stamped decoration on spines and boards. Pale yellow endpapers. Pages in vol. 4 are unopened. Includes indices by send and by subject. Bookseller's label on front fixed endpaper of vol. 1 for W.H. Lowdermilk & Co., Washington, D.C. Oval stamp on front fixed endpapers: Historical Society of Montgomery County, Historical Hall, Norristown, Pa. Additional stamp on front fixed endpapers indicates that these volumes were given to the Society in 1932 by Mrs. A. Conrad Jones, from the library of Major William H. Bean. Call number written in white at tail of each spine. Major William Heebner Bean (1861-1904) graduated from West Point in 1886 and joined the Second Cavalry; during the Spanish American War he served in Cuba. In 1900 he was appointed Captain in the Subsistence Department and promoted to Major in 1902. He and his father, Col. Theodore W. Bean (d. 1891), were instrumental in the establishment of the Historical Society of Montgomery County. At the time of his death, he was preparing a work on the movements of General Washington in Montgomery County during the American Revolution, particularly focusing on the time at Valley Forge. The donor of the volumes was Major Bean's sister, Mary Louise Bean Jones (1863-1957). A heavy set; for international shipping, they will have to be sent by priority international. In Very Good- Condition: ex-library, as described above; spines are faded; ends of spines are starting to fray; corners are rubbed; clean and tight.
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