SPARKS’ LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, 1843
(WASHINGTON, George) SPARKS, Jared. The Life of George Washington. Boston: Tappan and Dennet, 1843. Octavo, contemporary full brown calf gilt.
Early edition of Sparks’ esteemed biography, with 14 engraved plates of portraits, views, battle plans and facsimiles, in attractive contemporary calf.
"Only by knowing the paucity and poverty of printed material on the American Revolution before 1830 can one realize the debt that American history owes to Jared Sparks" (ANB). In addition to this Life of George Washington, Sparks edited the monumental collection of the writings of Washington and a collection of diplomatic correspondences of the American Revolution. First published in 1839. See Sabin 88989; Howes S816. Early owner booklabel; owner blindstamp to front free endpaper.
Only occasional mild foxing. Near-fine in contemporary calf.