Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, State Printers, 1848. Pamphlet. 8vo (9.4 x 6 in, 23.9 x 15.2 cm). 71 [blank] pp.
First edition: John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) was the son of second President John Adams and Abigail Adams. He was ambassador for President George Washington and President James Madison. He was Secretary of State for President James Monroe 1817-25. As the sixth President 1825-29, John Quincy Adams was noted for his foreign policies and dedication to large-scale public works. As congressman 1830-48, he became known as "Defender of the Rights of Man" for staunchly opposing slavery; he was crucial to the defense of the group of slaves aboard the vessel Amistad in 1841.
Sabin 23251. ANB. Pamphlet with blue paper wrappers and black titling to front cover. Provenance: Inscribed, "Hon. J. E. Sprague with the kind regards of Edward Everett," by the author on top front wrapper; lower front wrapper and two top margins with Rochester Historical Society Library blind-stamp. Spine ends with paper loss, spine with closed tear to top 4 inches, front wrapper verso with trace of bookplate, pages evenly age-toned. Tight and clean. Very good in very good wrapper. Item #1112
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