The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Army, Through the Revolutionary War; and the First President of the United States [George Dawson Coleman]. Aaron Bancroft.
The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Army, Through the Revolutionary War; and the First President of the United States [George Dawson Coleman]

The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Army, Through the Revolutionary War; and the First President of the United States [George Dawson Coleman]

Boston: T. Bedlington, 1826. Hard Cover. 2 volumes: each with a frontispiece and an added engraved title page; 15 cm. Contemporary full calf with five spine compartments between double gilt rules; black spine label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title Life of Washington. Title page of vol. 1 is dated 1825; the added engraved title pages and the title page of vol. 2 are dated 1826. Stereotyped by T. H. Carter & Co., Boston. The front fixed endpaper of each volume bears the armorial bookplate of Geo. Dawson Coleman. The back of the frontispiece of volume 2 bears the name of former owner Peter Carpenter. Former owner Alfred Albert D.B. Carpenter has left variants of his name on both front fixed endpapers, as well as the title page and added engraved title page of volume 1, and the last page of text of each volume. Both Carpenters' names are also on the blank leaf following text at end of volume 1. George Dawson Coleman (1825-1878) was a member of the Coleman family that owned Cornwall Iron Furnace, in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, and served on the boards of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and the Commissioners of Public Charities of Pennsylvania. In Very Good- Condition: edges and corners are rubbed; some loss of leather at the head of both spines; loss of one corner of label on vol. 1, without loss of text; slight damage to upper corner of front free endpaper and following blank leaf of vol. 1; some foxing on first leaves of vol. 2, through the title page; otherwise both volumes are clean and tight. Very Good -. Item #001916

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