The Washingtoniana: containing a Biographical Sketch of the late Gen. George Washington, with various Outlines of his Character, from the pens of different eminent writers, both in Europe and America; and an Account of the various Funeral Honors devoted to his Memory. To which are annexed his Will and Schedule of his Property. Embellished with a good Likeness.

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Very scarce first issue with "The List of the Subscriber's [ sic ] Names for Easton, and part of Ann Arundel, &c. is not come to hand" to foot of last page. "In the second issue, this appears on the final p. [7], with the omission of the words 'and part of Ann Arundel." (Sabin) This copy has in addition to the 7 pages of subscribers (with "...part of Ann Arundel"), the pagination errors and an additional error of a raised comma (') following Easton in the book's penultimate line. viii, [7]--258, 271--298, list of subscribers (6) Frontispiece portrait. Owners' names to initial pages as well as last page; portrait of Washington with vertical ink stain; pages 79-104 with ink spill to top four lines; foot of frontis trimmed 1/2 inch, large chip to head of spine. Nonetheless a complete copy of a scarce title with an unmentioned error. Howes W151, Sabin 100900, Evans 39018. First Edition.

Title: The Washingtoniana: containing a Biographical Sketch of the late Gen. George Washington, with various Outlines of his Character, from the pens of different eminent writers, both in Europe and America; and an Account of the various Funeral Honors devoted to his Memory. To which are annexed his Will and Schedule of his Property. Embellished with a good Likeness.

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Categories: Americana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Baltimore, Printed and sold by Samuel Sower: 1800

Seller ID: 5123

Keywords: George Washington