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    Sale 2272

    Fine Books & Manuscripts including Americana

    24 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 127

    [WASHINGTON, George]. MARSHALL, John. The Life of George Washington. Philadelphia: C. P. Wayne, 1804-1807. 5 volumes, 8o (9 x 5¼in.), PLUS ATLAS OF ENGRAVED FOLDING MAPS AND THE OFTEN MISSING 22-PAGE SUBSCRIBER'S LIST, in original gray boards, uncut (scattered foxing; expert repairs to prospectus and frontispiece in v.1, and leaf Ee2 of v.2), modern cloth spine preserving original red paper label. In attractive cloth slipcases with leather label stamped in gilt. Provenance: Nathaniel Brockhouse Mansfield.

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    [WASHINGTON, George]. MARSHALL, John. The Life of George Washington. Philadelphia: C. P. Wayne, 1804-1807. 5 volumes, 8o (9 x 5¼in.), PLUS ATLAS OF ENGRAVED FOLDING MAPS AND THE OFTEN MISSING 22-PAGE SUBSCRIBER'S LIST, in original gray boards, uncut (scattered foxing; expert repairs to prospectus and frontispiece in v.1, and leaf Ee2 of v.2), modern cloth spine preserving original red paper label. In attractive cloth slipcases with leather label stamped in gilt. Provenance: Nathaniel Brockhouse Mansfield.

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Marshall's "indispensable" biography, compiled from Washington's voluminous papers owned by Bushrod Washington. Marshall emphasizes the Cincinnatus qualities of his subject: "We find him retiring from the head of a victorious and discontented army which adored him, so soon as the object for which arms had been taken up was accomplished; and withdrawing from the highest office an American citizen can hold, as soon as his influence, his character, and his talents, ceased to be necessary to the maintenance of that government which had been established under his auspices." Howes M317; Sabin 44788. Together 6 items. (6)


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