Boston: Manning and Loring for Solomon Cotton, 1796.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Fair Condition. Item #047998
Original leather boards, very worn, front board detached, rear loose. Lacking title, with a photo copy from the AAS laid in. Otherwise complete with the dedication leaf, advertisement, subscriber list and index all present but detached and chipped at the edges. Modest foxing throughout, heavier in spots. x (of 12, lacking title), 282, ad leaf for Solomon Cotton bookseller at end.
Quite scarce collection of Washington's speeches given at a variety of stops in 1790. It includes what has become perhaps the clearest articulation of Washington's belief in freedom of religion at a stop in Newport, RI on August 17, 1790 to the Hebrew congregation there. he states in part ""a government which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance". The subscriber list is full of luminaries headed by Samuel Adams, His Excellency (hilariously, no one else on the list has a sobriquet of any sort beyond esq. or M.D., but S. Adams is "his excellency").
Howes W130, Sabin 101545
Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Americana; Inventory No: 047998.