As the Revolutionary War drew to a close, George Washington consulted booksellers' catalogues and made lists of titles he wished to purchase. On June 20, 1783, while camped at Newburgh, George Washington wrote to Lieutenant Colonel William Stephens Smith requesting the purchase of this two-volume revised edition of A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters. Smith purchased this as well as John Moore's two-volume set on his travels through Italy.

For George Washington's other volume from this set, see ML-264-W/B.
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Date

1783


People


Geography

  • Printed - England

Material/Technique

Leather, gilt, ink, laid paper


Dimensions

Overall: 8 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. x 1 5/8 in. (21.59 cm x 13.97 cm x 4.13 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1982


Signed

Title page, top right corner, in brown ink: Go:Washington


Object Number

ML-264-W/A


Colors


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