Philadelphia: James Crissy, 1832. Second Edition. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG; volumes 1 and 2 bound in contemporary speckled polished calf, paneled spines with two black labels and gilt titling, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers, atlas bound in 3/4 brown cloth, blue paper boards with paper label to front board; Engraved frontispiece portrait of Washington in volume one, offsetting onto title page as usual; Atlas with engraved vignette title and 10 double-page maps hand-colored in outline; sfep has the ownership marks of Kenneth Masterson as well as Frederick F. Cornell in each volume dated 1848 in New York. Cornell was pastor of Pluckemin Presbyterian Church, a classics scholar, missionary and instructor.; shelved case 1.
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John Marshall (September 24, 1755 - July 6, 1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1801-1835). Marshall greatly admired George Washington, and between 1804 and 1807 published his influential five-volume biography. Marshall's Life of Washington was based on records and papers provided to him by the late president's family. The first volume was reissued in 1824 separately as A History of the American Colonies. The work reflected Marshall's Federalist principles. His revised and condensed two-volume Life of Washington was published in 1832. Historians have often praised its accuracy and well-reasoned judgments, while noting his frequent paraphrases of published sources such as William Gordon's 1801 history of the Revolution and the British Annual Register.;