The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America, throughout the War which Established Their Independence; and First President of the United States
New York: Printed by Hopkins & Seymour, 1807. 8vo. (8 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches). viii, 376pp., lacking the frontispiece portrait.
Contemporary calf, gilt spine label. Hinges cracked, spine extremities chipped, boards scuffed. Closed tear to title page. Light tanning, occasional foxing.
One of the standard early Washington biographies.
An early life of George Washington by American physician, politician and historian David Ramsey (1749-1815) who "remained to the end the pious, benevolent, and unwearied public servant" (DAB). Ramsay's laudatory biograph emphasized the political and military side of Washington in contrast to other biographers such as Mason Locke Weems.
Howes R38; Shaw & Shoemaker 13461.