Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume II, miscellany, 1755-1831.

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Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume II, miscellany, 1755-1831.

Portraits, prints, letters, maps, and documents tipped into Volume 2 of the extra-illustrated quarto edition of Washington Irving's Life of George Washington (New York: G.P. Putnam & Co., 1855-1856) (Rare E 312 I72++ 1898). Portraits: Washington Irving, Lord Loudoun, William Pitt, Benjamin Franklin (4), Jeffrey Amherst, Edward Boscawen (2), James Wolfe (3), Daniel Parke Curtis, Thomas Musgrave, Lord George Townshend (2), James Murray, Charles Saunders (3), Bougainville (2), Edmund Burke, James Otis, George Grenville (2), Patrick Henry, Francis Bernard, Lord Hood (3), George Mason, King George III, Edward Braddock. Prints: View of St. Paul's Cathedral London; Fort Niagara taken from the British side of the River at Newark; The great Cathract or Waterfall, of Niagara in North America; Quebec; The Death of General Wolfe (2); [Death of General Wolfe]; General Wolfe killed at the Siege of Quebec September 14, 1759; Mort du Général de Montcalme; View of the Siege of Quebec; The Taking of Quebec by The English; Monument to Wolfe &, Montcalm, Quebec; A View of the City of Boston the Capital of New England; Die Americaner wiedersetzen sich der Stempel Acte,...; The Repeal or the Funeral Procession, of Miss Americ-Stamp (caricature); Faneuiel Hall, Boston; The Times Taken from an Original Character which appeared at the Masquerade at Lincoln (caricature); The Bloody Massacre perpetuated in King Street Boston on March 5, 1770; The Massacre perpetuated in King Street, Boston, on March 5, 1770; Pittsburgh; Barlow, Vol.II, p.41. The Bostonians throwing the Tea into the water; Liberty Triumphant; or the Downfall of Oppression. Letters: ALS, Washington Irving to Legation of States, March 21, 1831; ALS, Robert Dinwiddie to Daniel Parke Custis, August 15, 1755; ALS, Jeffrey Amherst to Thomas Hancock, April 27, 1760; AL, Col. Bradstreet to Mr. Stevenson, February 28, 1765; ALS, Jeffrey Amherst to [Waske], January 3, 1792; ALS, Jeffrey Amherst to Sir George Yonge, November 26, 1790; ALS, Thomas Digges to Arthur Lee, April 18, 1779; ALS, Patrick Henry to Edmund Pendleton, November 27, 1776. Documents: ADS, [Massachusetts (Colony) Council commanding election of representatives to a General Assembly, signed by James Otis et al.], April 29, 1776/May 25, 1776; AD, [Petition of the Freeholders of King George County, [Maryland] against taxation], July 7, 1774; AD[form]S, [Lieut. Gov. Francis Farrquier appointing William Woodford Lieutenant in the 1st Virginia Regiment under command of George Washington, with rank written in by Washington], October 1, 1758; A[aman.]DS[frag.], [George III], November 3, 1760. Maps of: Plan du Fort Carillon; Quebec; An Authentic Plan of the River St. Laurence, from Sillery to the Fall of Montmerenci....; A Perspective View of the Town and Fortifications of Montreal in Canada.

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