“FIRST IN WAR, FIRST IN PEACE, AND FIRST IN THE HEARTS OF HIS COUNTRYMEN”
(WASHINGTON, George) LEE, Henry. Funeral Oration. Boston, 1800.
Important 1800 edition, issued in Boston the same year as the very rare Philadelphia first edition, one of the very earliest printings of Henry Lee's immortal oration on the death of George Washington, which contains for the first time in print the famous phrase, "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." $4000.