(WASHINGTON, GEORGE). MARSHALL, John. The 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 Compendious View of the Colonies.... Phila.: Printed and published by C.P. Wayne, 1804-1807. 5 Vols. plus 4to atlas. Text volumes: xxii,488,45; viii,560,72; viii,580,28; viii,626,,16; vii,779,36pp. plus frontispiece portrait in first volume. Atlas: Titlepage, ten maps (many double-page), and 22pp. subscriber list. Thick octavo. Text bound in original blue paper-covered boards, light tan paper spines, printed red paper labels. Atlas in orginal half calf and marbled boards, printed paper label. Some chipping to spine paper on text volumes, moderate staining and soiling to boards, some hinges a bit tender. Scattered foxing and occasional staining to text, heaviest to preliminary and terminal leaves, mostly minor within text. Overall, a very good set in a contemporary binding and in original condition. Untrimmed and with a handful of leaves unopened. HOWES M-317 "aa". Sabin 44788. Larned 1561. Reese, Revolutionary Hundred 92. First issue of the text and of the 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 ten maps in the quarto atlas relate to the American Revolution.