Fac Similes of Letters from His Excellency George Washington, President of the United States of America, to Sir John Sinclair, Bart, M.P. on Agricultural and Other Interesting Topics.

Philadelphia: 1839.

Price: $1,250.00

About the item

57pp. Without half-title. 4to. Later full green morocco, elaborately gilt, by Bedford. Light wear to extremities. Bookplate on front pastedown. Minor foxing. Presentation inscription on title page by Catherine Sinclair. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt.

Item #251570

Sir John Sinclair (1754-1835) was a Scottish politician and writer on agriculture and other topics.  Sinclair founded the British Board of Agriculture, and his letters to Washington discuss the board and other related topics of interest to both men.  The letters are engraved and printed to replicate Washington's handwriting.  Inscribed by Catherine Sinclair, authoress and the daughter of Sir John Sinclair, on the titlepage.