Lot 232 of 438:
Parson Weems' Life of Washington 1831 edition  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$330
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$200 - $300

Title:
The Life of George Washington; with Curious Anecdotes, Equally Honourable to Himself, and Exemplary to his Young Countrymen
Author:
Weems, M.L.
Place:
Philadelphia
Publisher:
Joseph Allen
Date:
1831
Description:

228 pp. Woodcut frontispiece and plates. (8vo) early full sheep, brown morocco label. Later printing.

Scarce printing of Weems' classic biography, best known as the source of the Cherry Tree anecdote and of the story of Washington being discovered in prayer in the snows at Valley Forge. First Published in 1800. Howes W218. Several plates from other sources laid in.

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Condition:
Binding rubbed, front joint splitting; foxing; good
 
Item number:
292183
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