The Home of Washington; or Mount Vernon And Its Associations, Historical, Biographical, and Pictorial
The Home of Washington; or Mount Vernon And Its Associations, Historical, Biographical, and Pictorial, By Benson J. Lossing. Published by Virtue & Yorston, New York, 1870, 446 pps. Size of the book is approx. 6.5″ x 8.75″.
The book has leather covered boards, and clean marbled paper flyleaves, There is a personal inscription dated 1880.
This book is in very good condition; cover is scuffed on both front and back, the leather is worn off in some places around the edges and along the spine. The marbled paper is cracked along the spine in both front and back. Binding still tight. The pages are all free of markings, lightly toned. The outer edges of the pages are covered in gold leaf.
In the Preface, the author writes, “The materials of which this volume is composed, were collected by the writer many years ago, during visits to Mount Vernon, and also Arlington House, the residence of the family of George Washington Parke Custis, the adopted son of Washington. Careful search was made elsewhere for mementoes of the domestic life of Washington and of his Home on the banks of the Potomac River; and faithful drawings of objects and transcriptions of documents were made, whenever found.”