George Washington; A Biography in Seven (7) Volumes. Douglas Southall Freeman.

George Washington; A Biography in Seven (7) Volumes

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. Vol. 1-6 are First Edition with "A" on colophon page, Vol VII is 1st / 3rd Printing "C" Black cloth over boards with brilliant gilt titling on the spine and Washington's crest impressed on front covers with the motto, "Exitus acta probat" Fine seven volume set of this classic historical biography of the America's first president, a founding father of our country, and the General of Army in the war for independence. Having only trace wear at the spine, and a few corners, now wear through, several volumes with small smudge or rub on cover. End papers each have unique maps of the significant campaigns in Washington's career. Every volume marked with the publishers "A" on colophon page. 9" x 6", [1] 1948, xxvi, 1-549; [2] 1948, vi, 1-464; [3] 1951, xxxvii, 1-600; [4] 1951, vii, 1-736, [5] 1952, pp. xvi, 1-570; [6] 1954, pp. xlv, 1-529; [7] 1957, xxiv, 1-729; in VG dust jacket with light wear at corners and head / tail of spine.

Freeman first published a biography of Robert E. Lee, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize in 1935. He received a second Pulitzer, posthumously in 1958, for the seven volumes of his Washington biography, the last two being published after his death, the final one edited by peers. Very Good / VG volume 7 only as issued. Item #2148

"Nothing could be less in the spirit of Washington's own attitude to his honest contemporaries, and nothing could do worse violence to truth than to preset his fine qualities in an sort of historical chiaroscuro that makes him shine by putting in the shadow the other men in the scene." (p xiv, Vol 1).

Price: $375.00

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