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“A FINAL TESTAMENT TO THE HUMAN VALUES HE CHERISHED MOST”

WASHINGTON, George. The Will of General George Washington. Alexandria, 1800.

First edition of Washington's will, "one of the most historically significant and personally revealing documents he ever wrote," exceedingly rare in original wrappers. $22,500.

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"A REVOLUTION WHICH HAS NO PARALLEL IN THE ANNALS OF HUMAN SOCIETY" (MADISON)

(CONSTITUTION) (MADISON, James; WASHINGTON, George; HOPKINSON, Francis, et al.). Pennsylvania Packet. Five issues. Philadelphia, December 25, 27-29, 31, 1787. Five newspaper issues.

Five December 1787 issues of the Pennsylvania Packet (December 25 & 27-29, 31), containing a exceedingly rare chronicle of fierce debates in state conventions over ratification of the proposed federal Constitution, with the first Pennsylvania printing of the substantial and eloquent passage from Madison's Federalist Essay No. 14, together with key speeches by pro- and anti-ratification leaders, coverage of ratification conventions in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey—the first three states to ratify—and first publication of the pro-ratification allegory, "The New Roof," by Francis Hopkinson, signer of the Declaration, and much more. An important collection of Americana, together housed in a custom portfolio. $18,500.

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STRIKING 19TH-CENTURY PORTRAITS OF GEORGE AND MARTHA WASHINGTON

(WASHINGTON, George and Martha) MIDDLETON, E.C. Framed chromolithographic portraits of George and Martha Washington. Cincinnati, circa 1864. Together, two framed pieces.

Mid-19th-century chromolithographic portraits of George and Martha Washington, laid on canvas, each in a contemporary gilt frame. $6500.

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HANDSOME LARGE CALLIGRAPHIC PORTRAIT LITHOGRAPH OF WASHINGTON CREATED FROM THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

WASHINGTON, George. Declaration of Independence. Iowa, circa 1865.

Original large calligraphic portrait lithograph of George Washington created from the text of the Declaration of Independence, with portions of the text highlighted to create a portrait of Washington clearly visible within the text, surrounded by the Great Seals of the 36 post-Civil War states, designed by W.H. Pratt. $4800.

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WASHINGTON’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS, 1795, “WORTHY TO BE PRINTED WITH LETTERS OF GOLD”

WASHINGTON, George. State of the Union Address: Seventh Annual Message Before Congress. Boston, Wednesday, December 16, 1795.

Very early Boston newspaper printing of Washington’s 1795 State of the Union Address, issued as a broadside extra just eight days after Washington delivered the speech in Congress. $4500.

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ORIGINAL BROADSIDE SEAMAN’S CONTRACT,
CONTAINING THE ACT OF CONGRESS FOR THE REGULATION OF SEAMEN, SIGNED IN PRINT BY GEORGE WASHINGTON

(WASHINGTON, George) CONGRESS. Original broadside "seaman"s contract" Probably Boston, 1800.

Original seaman’s contract issued by Master Penn Townsend in 1801 for a voyage of the Brig Rambler from Boston to the East Indies, listing himself, ten seamen a steward and a cook, finished and witnessed by Boston merchant William Shimmin. $2800.

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