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Cambridge: John Bartlett, 1852, and Boston: Little, Brown, 1852, and Boston: Little, Brown, 1853, respectively. All three volumes are first editions and presentation copies, the first two in printed wrappers, the last in royal blue cloth, gilt. The presentations are to "L.A. Walley", "From the Author", and "From ye Author", and "George Livermore, Esq., with the kind regards of the Author", respectively, in Sparks' hand. Lord Mahon had taken issue, in his "History of England", with Sparks' historiography in his "Life of Washington". Mahon later moderated his criticism. William B. Reed, owner of the letters to Joseph Reed, had objected to the transcriptions of some of some of them. Livermore was a book collector, mainly of Americana, and he published various historical texts for private circulation. Wrappers separating and edge-chipped, back wrapper of the second item is detached but present, both are Good copies. The third item is an ex-library copy, with a spine label and two small round embossings of the American Congregational Society inside; gilt a little dull, a Fine copy. For all three:
Title: A Reply to the Strictures of Lord Mahon and Others on the Mode of Editing the Writings of Washington. (And) Letter to Lord Mahon, Being an Answer to His Letter Addressed to the Editor of Washington's Writings. (And) Remarks on a "Reprint of the Original Letters from Washington to Joseph Reed, During the American Revolution, Referred to in the Pamphlets of Lord Mahon and Mr. Sparks".
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