1800 1st ed George Washington Political Legacies w/ Civil War Provenance

WASHINGTON, George

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“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

 ­– George Washington

 

A rare, early collection of some of George Washington’s famous speeches and letters, biographical sketches, and a fine description of his funeral. According to Sabin,

“The biographical sketch of Washington was rewritten and enlarged for this work by Jedidiah Morse from the much briefer sketch in his American Geography.”

This fine 1800 first edition includes Washington’s addresses orders to the Army, his inaugural speech to Congress in 1789, orders of cessation of hostilities, letter to his wife, letters to other presidents, and replies to Washington in response to his speeches and letters.

 

According to Evans, this edition includes a biography of Washington by J.M. Williams and the portrait of Washington was not printed in all copies.

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1800 1st ed George Washington Political Legacies w/ Civil War Provenance

 

“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

 ­– George Washington

 

A rare, early collection of some of George Washington’s famous speeches and letters, biographical sketches, and a fine description of his funeral. According to Sabin,

“The biographical sketch of Washington was rewritten and enlarged for this work by Jedidiah Morse from the much briefer sketch in his American Geography.”

This fine 1800 first edition includes Washington’s addresses orders to the Army, his inaugural speech to Congress in 1789, orders of cessation of hostilities, letter to his wife, letters to other presidents, and replies to Washington in response to his speeches and letters.

 

According to Evans, this edition includes a biography of Washington by J.M. Williams and the portrait of Washington was not printed in all copies.

 

Item number: #1956

Price: $750

 

WASHINGTON, George

 

Washington’s political legacies. : To which is annexed an appendix, containing an account of his illness, death, and the national tributes of respect paid to his memory, with a biographical outline of his life and character.

 

Boston, : printed for John Russell and John West, 1800. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [viii], 208, [xiv]
    • Signatures: [A]4– T6; W6-Z6; Aa6-Bb2.
  • References: Evans 38998; Howes W 149; Sabin 101751; Stillwell 250
  • Provenance: Handwritten – Henry B. Osgood
    • Henry B. Osgood was an Union soldier during the American Civil War.
    • He was in the Army and served in Maine’s 27th Infantry, I Company
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Front & back boards attached by rope cords
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)

 

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1956

Categories

Americana, American History

Law & Government

Authors

WASHINGTON, George

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete