MARSHALL, John. The Life of George Washington, Commander in in Chief of the American Forces, during the War which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States. Compiled under the Inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Washington, from Original Papers Gathered to Him by His Deceased Relative, and now in Possession of the Author. To which Is Prefixed, an Introduction, Containing a Compendious View of the Colonies Planted by the English on the Continent of North America, from Their Settlement to the Commencement of that War which Terminated in Their Independence. Phila.: C.P. Wayne, 1804-1807. 5 Vols plus quarto atlas. Text volumes: xxii,488,45; viii,560,72; vii,527,28; viii,626,,16; vii,779,36pp. Atlas: ten maps and 22pp. subscriber list. Text volumes: Portrait. Thick octavo. Contemporary tree calf, spines handsomely tooled and ruled in gilt, red and green gilt morocco labels, edges tooled in gilt. Joints of first volume neatly repaired, boards lightly worn, corners bumped, fourth volume chipped at head of spine. Scattered, moderate foxing, light tanning. Atlas: Antique-style half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. A bit of light soiling and foxing. Offsetting from the maps (as usual). A handsome set of the text, and a very good atlas. 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. HOWES M317 "aa". SABIN 44788. LARNED 1561. REESE, REVOLUTIONARY HUNDRED 92.