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Status: Completed
Type: Real
Size: Huge (1001+)

George Washington

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Stanley Ellis Cushing. The George Washington Library Collection Boston: Boston Athenæum, 1997
Frances Laverne Carroll and Mary Meacham. The Library at Mount Vernon Pittsburgh: Beta Phi Mu, 1977
Published inventory; Worthington Chauncey Ford. Inventory of the contents of Mount Vernon, 1810, with a prefatory note by Worthington Chauncey Ford. Portland, Ore.: Printed by Kilham Stationary & Printing Co., 1909
Published catalog; Appleton P.C. Griffin, William Coolidge Lane, and Franklin Osborne Poole. A catalogue of the Washington collection in the Boston Athenæum. Boston: Boston Athenæum, 1897. Digital version. Index, published 1900. Digital version here.
Auction catalog; Stan V. Henkels. The final sale of the relics of General Washington owned by Lawrence Washington, esq., Bushrod C. Washington, esq., Thos. B. Washington, esq., and J.R.C. Lewis, esq., embracing the most important collection ever brought together, of letters, deeds, leases, legal documents, receipts, bills, account books, and memoranda, belonging to and written by General Washington … to be sold in our book salesroom … April 21st, 22d, 23d, 1891. Philadelphia: Thos. Birch’s Sons, 1891
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Bookplate (1792): Chippendale armorial design, "George Washington" with motto "Exitus Acta Probat" (image)
There are many fake versions of Washington's bookplate on the market. 
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