MARSHALL, John. Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War Which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States ... To Which Is Prefixed, An Introduction Containing a Compendium View of the Colonies... Phila.: 1804-1807. 5 Vols. plus the Atlas volume of 10 maps and 22 pp. subscriber list. 1st ed. xxii,488,45; viii,560,72; vii,527,28; viii,626,,16; vii,779,36 pp. Rebound in period style 1/2-leather and marbled boards, gilt-lettered red morocco spine labels, raised spine bands. Atlas volume 4to with original printed label mounted on the front board. Light scattered foxing and toning, else a very good set. HOWES M-317. Sabin 44788. Larned 1561. First issue of the text with the first edition 4to atlas. The classic biography of Washington. "After the able, accurate and comprehensive work of Chief Justice Marshall, it would be presumptuous to attempt a historical biography of Washington"--Jared Sparks. Later American editions omitted the history of the colonies, which is the subject of the first volume. The atlas volume contains ten maps relating to the Revolution and 22 pages of subscribers' names.