Libanon, (Penn.): J. Schnee für M. Carey in Philadelphia, 1810. First edition in German. 12mo, contemporary full calf, brown leather spine label, gilt rules and lettering, 210 pages. Engraved frontis and six engraved plates (including a portrait of Washington). Lower half of the fore-edge of the front board nibbled; some general wear; large, light damp-stain to the entire text block; a good, sound copy. Item #19577
The Weems life of Washington (cherry tree anecdote and all) here in the earliest translation for an American German-speaking audience. The clumsily attractive plates are captioned in German and English both. Arndt 1761; Sabin 102479: "The earliest of the German versions of the text of the Life as it has generally been known."