The Private Correspondence.
Edited by Fletcher Webster.Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1857 Stock Code: 128754
First edition of Webster's correspondence, in an attractive binding. Daniel Webster (1782-1852) served as Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tylor and Millard Fillmore, one of only two individuals to serve under three presidents. He was the chief negotiator for the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, which established the boundary of the Canadian-US border. His correspondence was edited by his son Fletcher Webster (1818-1862), who had served as Chief Clerk of the State Department under his father, and died in service as a colonel in the Civil War.
2 volumes, octavo (220 x 142 mm). 20th-century brown half morocco, spines lettered in gilt with foliate motifs to compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt.
Portrait frontispieces with tissue-guard, 2 plates illustrating Webster's homes.
Preserving original endpapers with 1857 ownership signature. Spines a little sunned with small scratch to vol. I. A near-fine copy.
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