Washington: Sold by Wilder & Campbell, 1825. First edition. Frontispiece by Charles Wilson Peale. Original binding, Octavo, viii, 364 pages. Very good in original quarter brown paper over olive paper boards. Original printed spine label. Some light scattered foxing.
The first biography of John Paul Jones by then Register of the U.S. Navy, John Henry Sherburne. The frontispiece is the first reproduction of the famous portrait of Jones done by Charles Wilson Peale. Based on documents, letters, logs, journals, and more provided by President Thomas Jefferson and others. Very important biography and rather scarce in this original binding. HOWES S393; Sabin 80334; Shoemaker 22264.