The Writings of George Washington by Jared Sparks, the first edition, first issue.
Octavo, [twelve volumes]. Quarter black leather, brown cloth boards. Gilt title and embossed bands on spine. Occasional wear and rubbing to spines. All with marbled endpapers and leaf ends. Each volume with previous ownership bookplate affixed to front endpaper. All volumes with sporadic toning and foxing, with Volume I and Volume II exhibiting a noticeable amount of foxing to the plates. This is a complete set, with 34 full-page illustrations, containing frontispiece portraits, maps and diagrams. (Sabin 101765) (Evans 48365) An attractive set and important collection of the works of President George Washington.
Full title: The Writings of George Washington; being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages, and Other Papers, Official and Private, Selected and Published from the Original Manuscripts; with a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations.