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1829 1ed American Revolution Correspondence Ben Franklin John Adams Lafayette

Jared Sparks was best known for his 19th-century biographical sketches on George Washington; however, he also published a number of books on other American Founding Fathers. First published in 1829, Sparks’ ‘Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution’ is a collection of letters and speeches pertaining to the Revolutionary War. Notable figures included in this 12-volume set include Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, John Jay, and General Lafayette.

Item number: #8269

Price: $1500


The diplomatic correspondence of the American Revolution : being the letters of Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, John Adams, John Jay, Arthur Lee, William Lee, Ralph Izard, Francis Dana, William Carmichael, Henry Laurens, John Laurens, M. de Lafayette, M. Dumas, and others, concerning the foreign relations of the United States during the whole Revolution : together with the letters in reply from the secret committee of Congress, and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, also the entire correspondence of the French ministers, Gerard and Luzerne, with Congress

Boston : N. Hale : Gray & Bowen, 1829-30. 1st edition


Collation: Complete with all pages

12 volumes

v. 1. Silas Deane; Commissioners in France --

v. 2. Arthur Lee; William Lee; Ralph Izard; Henry Laurens --

v. 3. Benjamin Franklin --

v. 4. Benjamin Franklin; John Adams --

v. 5. John Adams --

v. 6. John Adams --

v. 7. John Adams; John Jay --

v. 8. John Jay; Francis Dana --

v. 9. William Carmichael; John Laurens; C.W.F. Dumas --

v. 10. Lafayette; Commissioners for Peace; Gerard; Luzerne --

v. 11. Luzerne; R.R. Livingston; Robert Morris --

v. 12. Robert Morris.

Language: English

Binding: Leather; tight and secure

Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm)

Extremely rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons as high as $10,000

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1829 1ed American Revolution Correspondence

Estimate $1,500 - $3,000Oct 06
Columbia, MO, USA