Signed hardcover two volume set of John Marshall’s “The Life of George Washington”, published by Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, 1832. Second edition, “Revised & Corrected by the Author”. Stereotyped by J. Chrissy & G. Goodman. Volume I – 460 pages and 42 pages of notes. Volume II – 448 pages and 32 pages of notes. 8vo, calf leather cover, black leather spine labels, marbled endpapers and endpages. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Washington in Volume I. Errata Sheet with hand written notes included in Volume II. The first volume is inscribed “For Mr. James K. Marshall From his affectionate Father The Author”. The second volume is signed “J Marshall” on the title page. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN, by descent from Lewis Minor Coleman, Jr., son of CSA Lt. Colonel Lewis Minor Coleman and Mary Ambler Marshall, daughter of James K. Marshall and granddaughter of John Marshall (1755-1835). Lewis M. Coleman Jr. was also related to the family of Henry Dearborn by his marriage to Julia Wingate Boyd, daughter of Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, who was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother’s side. John Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States, serving for thirty-five years. He oversaw landmark decisions such as Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland, Gibbons v. Ogden and the Dartmouth College case. His lifelong friendship with George Washington developed during their Revolutionary War service including the winter at Valley Forge and the battles at Brandywine and Monmouth. (See related lot #264). Description courtesy of Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. CONDITION: Original cover with wear to the front boards and some wear to the spines. There is scattered foxing throughout but a fine association copy. Volume 1 with minor loss to lower back endpaper. Inscriptions and signatures clean and crisp.
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