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"Life Of George Washington" by Irving, 5 Volumes, 1855

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"Life Of George Washington" by Irving, 5 Volumes, 1855
Complete in Five Volumes. Volume I: New York: G. P. Putnam, 1855 (504 pages of text); Volume II: New York: G. P. Putnam, 1855 (518 pages of text and one page of error corrections); Volume III: New York: G. P. Putnam, 1856 (523 pages of text and one tipped-in ad); Volume IV: New York: G. P. Putnam, 1857 (4 pages of ads, 518 pages of text, 10 pages of ads); Volume V: New York: G. P. Putnam, 1859 (456 pages of text). All volumes are bound in similar fashion in original publisher's cloth with some color variation in each. There is wear to the extremities with bumped corners and spine ends. Some of the corners are worn through. There is some rippling to the spine of Volume V with chipped spine tops and bottoms. The interiors are foxed and toned throughout. The bookplates have been removed from the inside front covers and the first flyleafs are lacking. The engraved plates and maps are all accounted for. The set remains tight and sound and all Volumes are 9 1/2" tall.


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