George Washington 1796 Farewell Address London Universal rare old bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure, July-December, 1796.
1796, London, His Majesty's Royal Licence, King's Arms.
pp. 457. With 9 plates (including a lovely frontis and four folding English County maps by B. Baker).
Period quarter leather binding, marbled boards, gilt morocco title label, engraved plates.
Sound, tight example, lacks 4 plates.
Fascinating range of contents within, including extensive articles about a famous monetary forgery scandal, mannners and customs of native Indians of NW America, serpents (snakes) of Africa, a special table for engravers to engrave metal plates, extensive discussion of an earthquake in England and perhaps most significantly, George Washington's entire Farewell Address delivered Sept 17th, 1796 and appearing here within perhaps 6 weeks after in the November issue.
Much else of interest, this random selection was identified with a quick thumb through.
Book measures: 5 3/8" H X 5 1/2" W.