Boston: T.B. Wait & Sons, agent for the States of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, 1814-1815. Five volumes: Vol. I: 512pp, 3 folded tables; Vol. II: 511pp; Vol. III: 502pp; Vol. IV: , [2 blank], 536 pp, 4 folded tables; Vol. V: 674, , xlviii pp [pp xv-xviii are folding tables]. Original pale blue paper over boards [rubbed], tan paper spines with handwritten labels [some splitting, one lacking a label and repaired with tape]. Text untrimmed and partly uncut. Some light tanning, scattered foxing, occasional blindstamps. Very Good.
"The first edition of Wait's 'State Papers'." [Sabin.] They present a complete picture of the historic events of the Jefferson Administrations, including the acquisition of Louisiana, encounters with Spain, and other foreign and domestic matters; and the first Madison administration, with documentation of the War of 1812 and the events leading to it.
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 90637. Item #26389