New York: Hopkins & Seymour, 1807. Leather. 376p. A hardcover book bound in full brown leather. Very good condition overall. The spine and boards are heavily rubbed, though the spine label is still dimly legible. Deeper, indented rubbing on the back cover, running along the outer edge. Endpapers and main pages foxed, but otherwise unmarked. Binding is secure. Item #174616
A classic early biography of George Washington, with a portrait frontispiece. The author, David Ramsay (1749-1815) was an early American historian of the Revolutionay War. He was also a Congressman and physician, and was eventually killed by a deranged patient of his; as a result, he is regarded as the first U.S. politician to be assassinated.