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“A PLEASANT AND IN MANY PLACES A TRUE HISTORY OF A VERY BRAVE PEOPLE”

JEFFREY OF MONMOUTH (THOMPSON, Aaron, translator). The British History. London, 1718.

Scarce first edition in English of Jeffrey of Monmouth's vastly influential History of the Kings of Britain, the most important source for the story of King Lear and the legend of King Arthur. Handsomely bound. $4800.

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WASHINGTON, LINCOLN, JEFFERSON, FRANKLIN, HAMILTON, ADAMS…

MORSE, John T., editor. American Statesmen. Boston and New York, 1899-1900. Thirty-two volumes.

Standard Library edition of this collection of biographies of the founding fathers of the United States, with frontispiece portraits and title page vignettes. $4800.

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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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