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Life of George Washington by James Marshall

Life of George Washington by James Marshall

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The Life of George Washington
commander in chief of the American forces, during the war which established the independence of his country, and first president of the United States, compiled under the inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Washington, from original papers bequeathed to him by his deceased relative
by John Marshall

Philadelphia: James Crissy
Second edition, 1832

Complete in two volumes.

Volume 2 contains a loose fold-out map "Sketch of the country between the waters of Potomack and those of Youghagany and Monongahela, as sketched by Gen. Washington"

Condition: Hardcovers; leather cover boards have surface wear, rubbing to edges and corners, spine titles worn but legible. Title pages have previous owner's name and some stamping, otherwise no writing found within the books. Endpapers are marbled, with small worn bookplates, where the name has been scratched out. Minor to relatively heavy discoloration throughout/brown-orange speckling, but all text appears perfectly legible. The title page of Volume 2 has a chip on the corner, and the first section of Volume 1 has faint evidence of moisture discoloration at the upper edge. Bindings remain secure.

wiki: "John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was an American statesman, lawyer, and Founding Father who served as the fourth chief justice of the United States from 1801 until his death in 1835. He remains the longest-serving chief justice and fourth-longest serving justice in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential justices ever to serve. Prior to joining the court, Marshall briefly served as both the U.S. secretary of state under President John Adams, and a representative, in the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, thereby making him one of the few Americans to serve on all three branches of the United States federal government. / After his appointment to the Supreme Court, Marshall began working on a biography of George Washington. He did so at the request of his close friend, Associate Justice Bushrod Washington, who had inherited the papers of his uncle. Marshall's The Life of George Washington, the first biography about a U.S. president ever published, spanned five volumes and just under one thousand pages. The first two volumes, published in 1804, were poorly received and seen by many as an attack on the Democratic-Republican Party. Nonetheless, historians have often praised the accuracy and well-reasoned judgments of Marshall's biography"
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