Washington, D.C: Thomas Allen, Printer to the House, 1837.
222pp. 8vo. Contemporary full dark purple morocco, bound by Gaskill of Philadelphia with his binder's ticket in the rear, covers elaborately blocked in gilt, spine gilt with semi-raised bands in six compartments, pink glazed endpapers, gilt edges. Heavy toning to title, minor foxing to front and rear blanks. Provenance: James M. Mason (name in gilt on the upper cover); W.S. Jones (armorial bookplate) Spawn & Kinsella 259. Item #365685
Pages 111-222 comprise Thomas Jefferson's Manual on Parliamentary Practice. From the library of James Murray Mason, member of the House of Representatives from Virginia who authored the Fugitive Slave Act; his house in Winchester was destryed by Union soldiers during the Civil War.
Noted for his embossed bindings, Benjamin Gaskill Sr. worked as a binder in the Philadelphia from ca. 1809 to 1855. Another copy of the present volume in the same binding is recorded by Spawn & Kinsella.
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