Boston: Hilliard, Gray, and Company, 1840.
First Edition. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #13161
Volume III respined with original cloth backstrip laid on, volumes II and VIII have 2" spine cloth edge tears not affecting solidity, volume VIII has 1/2" tear on the rear cover edge, cloth soiling and sun, random foxing, otherwise light wear. Owner's signature in several volumes. All solid hardcovers. ; Ten of ten volumes, complete set in original decorated cloth binding. Owner's signature on half-title of two volumes possibly that of Henry Mills Fuller, Whig Party member of Congress in the 1850s. A Checklist of American Imprints for 1840, 40-2431. William Thomas Lowndes, The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature, volume 2, page 834. Joseph Sabin, A Dictionary of Books relating to America, 25606. Well regarded as a founder of the academic study of American history, later President of Harvard, Jared Sparks rescued much of the papers of key American leaders of the American Revolution. Sparks' Works of Benjamin Franklin is the definitive nineteenth-century edition, and the set's volumes were all published by Hilliard, Gray from 1836-1840. ; 10 v pages.
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