Lot 4: George Washington Book
9th January 2019
Rare book from the library of George Washington: The Gardeners Kalendar by Philip Miller, published in London in the mid-18th century. Leatherbound hardcover, 5.25 x 8.25, 369 pages. The personal bookplate of Benjamin Lincoln Lear affixed to the front pastedown. Book condition: G+/None, with fraying and wear at spine ends, cracks and wear to leather, missing title page, and torn top half of the final page of the index. These books were originally part of an auction that included items from the Tobias Lear family. Lear was Washington's closest confidant and personal secretary, serving Washington from 1784-1799. Accompanied by a photocopy of a list titled "Catalogue of Books received from Washington," listing the single-volume "Millers' Callender" among them.
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