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The life of Washington : together with curious anecdotes equally honourable to himself & examplary to his young countrymen / by Mason L. Weems ; introduced by Henry Steele Commager and embellished with historical woodcuts by Robert Quackenbush.

Author/Creator:
Weems, M. L. (Mason Locke), 1759-1825 author.
Publication:
[Avon, Conn.] : Limited Editions Club, 1974.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 230 pages, [9] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Manufacture:
Mount Vernon, N.Y. : Press of A. Colish
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Standardized Title:
Life of George Washington
Subjects:
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
United States. Continental Army -- Biography.
United States. Continental Army.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Generals.
Presidents.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Private press books (Printing)
Typefaces (Type evidence) -- Monotype Modern 8A.
Woodcuts (prints)
Biographies.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) Mount Vernon.
United States Connecticut Avon.
Notes:
Issued in 1808 under title, "The life of George Washington," an enlarged and revised edition of author's "The life and memorable actions of George Washington." Cf. Introduction (page vi), and number 475 (May 1974) of the monthly letter of the Limited Editions Club.
"This edition ... was planned by Richard Ellis and composed under his supervision by W. Carlton Stremic in Philadelphia. Two thousand copies have been printed from type for the members of The Limited Editions Club at the Press of A. Colish, Mount Vernon, New York. The illustrations were cut in wood by Robert Quackenbush..."--Colophon
The type is "twelve point Monotype Modern 8A " "The paper is a soft rag stock, specially made for this edition at the Curtis Mill in Newark, Delaware. The edition is bound in a 100% American cotton printed with an allover colonial pattern. The title is stamped in pure gold leaf on a leather spine label"--number 475 (May 1974) of the Monthly letter of the Limited Editions Club.
Issued in slipcase.
Title page in red and black.
"The special contents of this edition are copyright ©1974 by The Cardavon Press, Inc * Avon, Connecticut"--verso of title page.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Vilain-Wieck Collection of Private Presses copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2015.
Vilain-Wieck Collection copy is number 1103; volume signed by illustrator.
Penn Provenance:
Vilain, Jean-Franc̜ois 1942- (donor) (Vilain-Wieck Collection copy)
Wieck, Roger S. (donor) (Vilain-Wieck Collection copy)
Quackenbush, Robert, 1929- (autograph) (Vilain-Wieck Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1974
Cited in:
Newman & Wiche. Great and good books, 475
Limited Editions Club. Bibliography of the fine books published by the Limited Editions Club, 1929-1985, no. 475
Contributor:
Quackenbush, Robert, 1929-2021, illustrator.
Ellis, Richard, book designer.
Stremic, W. Carlton. compositor.
Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998, author of introduction.
Weems, M. L. (Mason Locke), 1759-1825.
Limited Editions Club, publisher
A. Colish (Firm), printer.
Jean-François Vilain and Roger S. Wieck Collection of Private Presses, Ephemera, & Related References (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
1055023