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The 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, Complete in Twelve [12] Volumes
Russell, Odiorne, and Metcalf / Russell, Shattuck, and Williams and Hilliard, Gray, and Co. / American Stationers' Company; John B. Russell, 1837. Ex-Library. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Paradise, J.W.; Chapman, J.G.; Peale, C.W.; Stuart, G.; Durand, A.B.; Neale; R.; Cheney, J.. No jackets. Former library copies with only a few marks: catalog numbers on spines, library bookplates and pockets inside. Boards rubbed, minimal loss from spine labels (still legible save vol. 5 which is heavily rubbed), lightly foxed throughout. Quill ink name & date from original owner Thomas B. Pope -- dates range from 1834 to 1837. Publisher proposal to publish the Works of Benjamin Franklin tipped in to front endpaper of Vol. III, 1 inch chip from Vol. I spine head. Appears to have passed from the original owner to the Topsfield Town Library to the previous owner, Dr. Daniel Sperber, a prominent nuclear theorist. This set was acquired as part of his private collection. Complete in twelve volumes. Over 7000 pages of Washington's personal and political writings. 11 x 7 3/8. Tall 8vo. Publisher's cloth spines over paper boards, paper spine labels. Referenced but without a listing in Sabin, who cites Evans and Greely. Numerous illustrations: 4 frontispieces (two portraits of George Washington; Houdon's Bust of Washington; Head of Mrs. Washington by Stuart) and 30 other illustrations, all included: Facsimile of Mathematical Drawings; Facsimile of the Title of a Book of Surveys; Battle of the Great Meadows (map); Portrait of Mrs. Washington; Copy of a Gold Medal presented to General Washington by Congress, on the Evacuation of Boston; Order of Battle, for 1781; Facsimile of Washington's Handwriting; Military Operations in Pennsylvania (map); Battle at Braddock's Defeat (map); Military Operations in Virginia (map); Line of March in Forbes's Expedition; Plan of Boston and its Environs, in 1775 & 1776 (map); Battle on Long Island (map); Fort Washington and Haerlem Heights (map); Military Operations after the Evacuation of New York; Battles of Trenton and Princeton (map); Military Movements in New Jersey (map); Battle of the Brandywine (map); Military Movements in Pennsylvania (map); Battle of Germantown (map); Attack on Fort Clinton (map); Operations on the Delaware River (map); Encampment at Valley Forge, 1778 (map); Retreat of the Marquis de Lafayette from Barren Hill, May 20th, 1778 (map); Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778 (map); Military Works at Stony Point and Verplanck's Point (map).
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