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Two (2) books from the library of U.S. Chief Justice and Secretary of State John Marshall (1755-1835) 1st item: John Marshall signed, Cicero's Epistles to Atticus, Vol. II, translated by William Guthrie, Esq., 1752. Printed for T. Waller, London. Octavo, 536 pages, hardbound with brown leather covers and gilt lettering to spine. Ink John Marshall signature, top right of title page, pencil inscription reading "Lewis M. Coleman Chattanooga" back of front end paper, Richmond Library paper label, pasted inside of front cover. 8 5/8" H x 5 1/2" W x 1 5/8" D. Note: This book is included in an inventory list complied by Charles Boyd Coleman, Chattanooga, TN, in response to a request that Mr. W. Melville Jones, Executive Director of the Marshall-Wythe-Blackstone Ceremonies issued to the descendants of John Marshall regarding a complete compilation of Marshall's papers, books, pictures, etc. in celebration of the beginning of the John Marshall Bicentennial Year, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Saturday, September 25, 1954. 2nd item: A New French Grammar, 6th Edition, by J. E. Tandon, 1776. Printed by T. T. Faulkner, Dublin. Octavo, 144 pages with folding verb conjugation table, hardbound with tooled brown leather covers and spine. Ink inscription reading "Lewis Minor Coleman Sr. from his grandmother M.A.M.C. of the library of her grandfather Chief Justice John Marshall" inside of front cover, ink inscription reading "Benj. Franklin French, Book" top of title page. 8 3/8" H x 5 3/8" W x 3/4" D. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in the family of Lewis M. Coleman Jr. II (1894-1914), son of Lewis M. Coleman Jr., son of CSA Lt. Colonel Lewis Minor Coleman (1827-1863) and Mary Ambler Marshall, daughter of James K. Marshall and granddaughter of John Marshall (1755-1835). John Marshall was the Fourth Chief Justice of the United States and also served as Secretary of State under John Adams (1800-1801). CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition. Marshall signature in strong, clear condition. Covers in worn condition with scratches, stains, areas of loss, largest 8 1/2" x 3/4", to leather, covers and spine. Front cover almost separated from spine, front end paper separated from spine. Foxing spots, toning, areas of dampstaining to pages. 2nd item: Overall good condition with wear, areas of dampstaining, areas of loss, largest 1 3/4" x 3/4", to covers and spine, corners bumped. Front cover is separated from spine. Pages in overall good condition with some foxing, areas of dampstaining.