Sale 610 Lot 17

* MARSHALL, John (1755-1835). The Life of George Washington: Maps and Subscribers' Names. Philadelphia: C.P. Wayne, 1807.

Atlas volume only, 4to (282 x 225 mm). 10 engraved folding maps (8 double-page), mounted on stubs, 22pp. subscribers' list. (Some light browning or offsetting throughout as usual, map of Charleston loose.) Original sheep-backed marbled boards, printed label to upper cover (overall wear, hinges starting). FIRST EDITION, SUBSCRIBER'S COPY, bearing the signature of Thomas Foster, owner and operator of "Sign of the Sorrel Horse," a fashionable tavern in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in the 18th century. With maps depicting major battles of Washington's Revolutionary War campaigns, including Boston, New York, and Charleston, and the list of subscribers (often lacking). Howes M-317; Sabin 44788.


Estimate $600-800

Provenance: Thomas Foster (1753-1829), Pennsylvania tavern and hotel owner (signature).







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