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Sparks, Jared.
The Life of George Washington.
 
Publisher: Alphons Durr, Leipzig;
Date of Publication: 1859
Stock Code: 7769
 
FIRST THUS. Published originally as the first volume in the 12 volume set “The Writings of Washington”, and here presented in an abridged form as a separate work. Octavo, pp. xii, 371, [1]. Brown half-calf with 5 raised bands, tan calf title label with gilt titles to spine and ruling to compartments; matching brown cloth boards; all edges sprinkled red. Spine a little scuffed and sunned; minor wear at corners. Scattered foxing, a little heavier to early and late leaves, otherwise contents clean; no annotation or inscriptions. A Very Good copy.
 
Biography of the American President, including the origins of the family and emigration to America, abridged from the original by “omissions... mostly of a political or general nature” from which the biographical incidents and narrative have been preserved without change. Scarce.
 
£45.00
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