Lot 383 of 703:
George Washington Letters  

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Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Letters from His Excellency George Washington, to Arthur Young, Esq. F.R.S. And Sir John Sinclair, Bart. M.P. Containing an Account of His Husbandry, with His Opinions on Various Questions in Agriculture; And Many Particulars of the Rural Economy of the United States

Author:
Washington, George

Place:
Alexandria

Publisher:
Cotton and Stewart

Date:
1803

Description:

128 pp. (8vo) 23.4x13 (9x5¼”), modern blue cloth spine over wrappers, printed spine label.

The Young and Sinclair letters were originally published separately in 1801 and 1800, respectively.  This is the first edition to contain both, and the first American edition, published in Virginia within a few years of Washington's death.  These letters offer perhaps the best picture from his own pen of Washington as an agriculturist and plantation owner, seeking to improve both his own lands and those of his country through this correspondence with two of the leading British agricultural theorists.


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Condition:
Slight foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
294210
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