Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Virginia, dedication copy
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Virginia, dedication copy

BUSHROD WASHINGTON, 1798 AND 1799

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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Virginia, dedication copy
Bushrod Washington, 1798 and 1799
WASHINGTON, Bushrod (1762-1829). Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Richmond: Thomas Nicolson, 1798 and 1799.

First edition—the annotated dedication copy of volume one. President Washington's nephew Bushrod would later become a justice of the Supreme Court. This legal report is dedicated to Edmund Pendleton, the head of the Virginia judiciary under whom Bushrod, as well as John Marshall, came of age. Volume one here is from Pendleton's library, with his marginalia. Sabin 100038; Evans 34958 and 36670.

Two volumes, octavo (197 x 116mm). (Intermittent browing, one gathering in vol. 1 with chipped outer margin, few spots, some dampstaining in vol. 2.) Contemporary sheep, not uniform (both vols worn; first volume with joints cracked; second volume upper board and flyleaf detached). Provenance: Edmund Pendleton (partially effaced inscription on flyleaf and numerous marginal comments) – Mansfield Charles Fuldner (1901-1905; bookplate).

[With:] JEFFERSON, Thomas (1743-1826). Autograph note signed ("Th:J") to James Leitch, [Monticello], 22 March 1822. One page (46 x 76mm), tipped to front endpaper. Jefferson orders two articles from Leitch (d. 1826) a Charlottesville merchant "a bar of tire iron" and "a sack of salt". Leitch, who enjoyed a long business relationship with Jefferson was also an original donors who helped found the University of Virginia.

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