ADAMS, John Quincy.

An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport,

at their request, on the Sixty-First Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1837.

Newburyport: Morss and Brewster, 1837 Stock Code: 146764
£17,500.00
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Two inscribed orations by the sixth president of the United States

First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper: "Edward Cruft Esq. from John Quincy Adams." Cruft (17761866) was a prominent Boston merchant, loyal political supporter, and husband of Elizabeth Storer Smith, a second cousin of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States.

Together with a defective presentation copy of a similar work: John Quincy Adams, An Oration Addressed to the Citizens of the Town of Quincy on the Fourth of July, 1831 (Boston: Richardson, Lord and Holbrook, 1831), lacking final ten pages (p. 31-40) and back cover, likewise inscribed on the front wrapper "Edward Cruft Esq. from his friend J. Q. Adams."

Both items come from the estate of descendants of the Cruft family.

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Description

Octavo. Side-stitched in original blue paper wrappers, printed title within typographic frame on front wrapper.

Condition

Central vertical crease, a few trivial blemishes, an excellent copy in original state.

Bibliography

Sabin 294.

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