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The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States. (5 Volumes) by  John Marshall - Hardcover - Reprint - 1926 - from Scraps of American History and Biblio.com

The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States. (5 Volumes): Compiled Under the Inspection of The Honourable Bushrod Washingon, From Original Papers Bequeathed to Him by His Deceased Relative, and Now in Possession of the Author, To Which Is Prefixed, An Introduction, Containing A Compendious View of the Colonies P

by Marshall, John

Condition: Good/No Jacket as Issued


Fredericksburg, Virginia: The Citizens' Guild of Washington's Boyhood Home, 1926. Reprint. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket as Issued. Five volume set, illustrated with black and white plates protected with printed tissue overlays. A plate facing the frontispiece reads "These volumes of The Sponsors' Edition of the authorized life of George Washington by John Marshall issued in its original format, but with the text of the revised edition -- have been specially prepared for John S. Durland. Full leather with stamped and colored figure of Washington on front cover, stamped titles and design on spine, gilt top edge, brown end papers. Some edge wear and chipping of edges to covers, especially wear to spines, corners bumped, titles just legible on a couple of volumes, leather cracked at spine, bindings tight, boards attached to all volumes but some hinges may be a little weak, interior pages clean and lightly tanned.

Average size, volumes measure 6 x 8 3/4 inches.
Multi-volume Set


  • Bookseller: Scraps of American History US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 00251
  • Title: The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States. (5 Volumes)
  • Author: Marshall, John
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket as Issued
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Citizens' Guild of Washington's Boyhood Home
  • Place: Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Date published: 1926
  • Keywords: history, biography, American Revolution, Virginia
  • Bookseller catalogs: History;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General; HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies);


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