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Morse, Jedediah The American Geography / By Jedediah Morse

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00176 Author/Creator: Morse, Jedediah Place Written: Elizabeth Town [New Jersey] Type: Book signed Date: 1789 Pagination: xii, 534 p. 21 x 13 cm

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Summary of Content: 8vo. Signed on titlepage by George Washington with his engraved heraldic bookplate. Contemporary calf. With two fold-out engraved maps, as issued. Athenaeum Catalog (1897) p. 506 (item 161 in the GW's estate inventory), mentions that it was once owned by Senator Hearst of Washington.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Geography and Natural HistoryPresident

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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