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Lot 301: FRAMED SILHOUETTE OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON, ca. 1800; together with a COLLECTION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON EPHEMERA
23 October 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
FRAMED SILHOUETTE OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON, ca. 1800; together with a COLLECTION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON EPHEMERA
the framed silhouette bearing dealer's label Thomas F. Madigan, New York; image: 6 3/4 x 5 in.; frame: 13 1/2 x 11 in.;
Ephemera includes: a bound folio of commemorative anecdotes on George Washington, including: The Literary and Biographical Magazine and British Review for July 1792 and Eloge Funebre de Washington, par Louis Fontanes, Paris; Washington's Farewell Address to the People of The United States published for the Washington Benevolent Society, Balance Press, Albany, 1810; a paperback copy of Washingtons Farewell Address and the Constitution of the United States, Exeter, 1813; Religion and Patriotism, The Constituents of a Good Soldier. A Sermon Preached to Captain Overton's Independant Company of Volunteers, raised in Hanover County, Virginia, August, 17, 1755 by Samuel Davies, Philadelphia and London, 1756; and three copies of The Last Will and Testament of General George Washington, London, 1800, Alexandria, 1800, and Boston, 1800.
Other Notes: In the book of Captain Overton's sermon, there is an asterisked note on page 12, reading: *As a remarkable Instance of this, I may point out to the Public that heroic Youth Col. Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has hitherto preserved in so signal a Manner, for some important Service to his Country.