Four (4) books from the library of U.S. Chief Justice and Secretary of State John Marshall, including three signed by him (one also signed by his son). 1st-2nd items: Two John Marshall (1755-1835) signed books, The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Vols. I and II ( Part II), by Edward Earl of Clarendon, 1705. Printed at the Theater, Oxford. Octavo, Vol. I - 706 pages, Vol. II - 753 pages, both with copper plate engraved frontispieces of Claredon, covers no longer present, gilt lettering to leather spines with five raised hubs. Each with John Marshall signatures in ink, center of title pages. 8 1/4" H x 5 3/8" W x 7/8" D to 1 1/4" D. 3rd-4th items: Letters Written by The Late Right Honorable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq., Vols. I & III, circa 1775, 6th Edition, Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, printed for J. Dodsley, London. Octavo, Vol. I - 336 pages, covers no longer present, gilt lettering to leather spine. One (1) ink John Marshall signature and one (1) ink James K. Marshall signature to title page, with additional inscription reading "Leeds July 3rd 1832". Vol. III - 376 pages, hardbound with brown leather back cover, front cover is no longer present, gilt lettering to leather spine (no signatures). 8 5/8" H x 5 7/8" W x 1 1/4" D. Note: All of these books are listed in an inventory list complied by Charles Boyd Coleman, Chattanooga, TN, in response to a request that Mr. W. Melville Jones, Executive Director of the Marshall-Wythe-Blackstone Ceremonies issued to the descendants of John Marshall regarding a complete compilation of Marshall's papers, books, pictures, etc. in celebration of the beginning of the John Marshall Bicentennial Year, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Saturday, September 25, 1954. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in the family of Lewis M. Coleman Jr. II (1894-1914), son of Lewis M. Coleman Jr., son of CSA Lt. Colonel Lewis Minor Coleman (1827-1863) and Mary Ambler Marshall, daughter of James K. Marshall and granddaughter of John Marshall (1755-1835). John Marshall was the Fourth Chief Justice of the United States and also served as Secretary of State under John Adams (1800-1801). (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com.)
1st-2nd items: Overall good condition. John Marshall signatures in good, slightly faint condition (especially Vol. II). Covers are no longer present. Areas of loss, largest 1 3/4" x 1 1/4", to leather on spines. Vol. I front end papers in fragmentary condition, end papers and back pages are missing. Areas of dampstaining to front and back end papers of Vol. II. Foxing spots, toning, areas of dampstaining to pages. 3rd-4th items: Overall good condition. John Marshall signatures in good condition, James Marshall signature in good condition (slightly affected by 1 3/4" x 1 7/8" area of dampstaining to title page). Covers are no longer present, except for back cover of Vol. III. Areas of loss, largest 1/4" x 1 1/4", to leather on spines. Pages 323-336 of Vol. I are separated from binding. 3 1/8" x 4 1/8" area of loss, top right of title page where possible John Marshall signature might have been. Foxing spots, toning, areas of dampstaining to pages.