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The Life of George Washington by  Jared Sparks - Hardcover - 1843 - from Thorn Books (SKU: 17528)

The Life of George Washington

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The Life of George Washington

by Sparks, Jared

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Near fine
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Boston: Tappan and Dennet, 1843. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. xix,(1),562pp. Illustrated with plates and maps, the plate with tissue-guards. Finely bound in full navy morocco, spine in five compartments with raised bands, intricately gilt; the boards with gilt borders and gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. The unsigned binding is almost certainly by George A. Zabriskie, whose bookplate is on the front pastedown. Zabriskie was president of the New York Historical Society in the early part of the 20th century and was also an expert bookbinder. Laid in is a three page letter entirely in manuscript from Jared Sparks to William Leete Stone, and dated 1865. In the letter Sparks expresses great satisfaction with Stone's "Life and Times of Sir William Johnson", published 1865. Light wear to the edges, hinge and corners, offsetting from some plates to the facing pages, and one map lightly foxed, else this is about fine. The letter has a glue residue along the fold from where it was previously tipped into a book, else fine.


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The Life of George Washington
Sparks, Jared
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Thorn Books offers antiquarian, rare and out-of-print books. Frequently updated catalogues are available online in our specialty areas: King Arthur; Early Britain; Western Americana; California; Literature; and Rare Books. We are open by appointment only. Thorn Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers of American (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Independent League of Online Booksellers (IOBA).


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Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,... [More]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the... [More]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process... [More]
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new"... [More]
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former... [More]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [More]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]

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