Philadelphia: James Crissy, 1832. Two volumes. 8vo. [iv], 460, 42, viii; 448, 32, v pp. SECOND EDITION. Frontispiece portrait of Washington engraved by J.B. Longacre from a painting by Gilbert Stuart. Contemporary calf, gilt spine and marbled edges; light browning on preliminary and endleaves. Ownership signature on flyleaves. Item #13865
Second edition of Marshall’s landmark biography of George Washington. The author used Washington’s personal archives to create an accurate and fitting portrait of the birth of the United Stated and the nation’s first president. This highly-influential work, which was first published as a five volume set in 1805-1807, is here revised and abridged for a wider audience.
Marshall (1755-1835) was the longest-serving Chief Justice of the United States, where he played an integral role in forming the American legal system, particularly the Supreme Court. A devoted Federalist, he deeply admired Washington.