Lot #165
George Washington Eulogy Booklet

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Estimate: $300+

Description

Desirable booklet entitled "An Eulogy on George Washington, late commander in chief of the Armies of the United States of America, who died December 14, 1799, Delivered before the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, at the Request of their Committee, by George Richards Minot," 24 pages, 5 x 8.25, second edition, printed in 1800 by Manning & Loring. In Minot's rousing eulogy, he extolls Gen. Washington's virtues as a warrior and political figure, concluding: "When such lamps are extinguished, we are happy if our darkness be transient. But in your wisdom the people of our Commonwealth safely confide; nor as members of our united country, do they mourn like those who are without hope; for although in the present gloom of our political hemisphere, their late ruling planet has travelled to the morning of another clime, yet its kindred luminary rises on the horizon, brilliant, steady, and propitious to direct their course. They lament that their beloved Washington sleeps in death; their consolation is, that his faithful Brother, the vigilant Adams, survives." In fine condition. Accompanied by an 11 x 14 engraved portrait of Washington with his facsimile signature, published by John C. Yorston & Co. in 1896.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021