[ADAMS, John Quincy -- ABOLITION] SEWARD, William H. Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams. Auburn, [NY]: Derby, Miller and Company, 1849.

12mo (120 x 198 mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Admas after Asher B. Durand. (Spotting, some early pages loose.) Contemporary calf, smooth spine gilt in 5 compartments, with black morocco gilt title label (front board partially detached, heavy wear to hinges, loss to lower spine). 

FIRST EDITION of Senator Seward's biography of Adams dedicated to "the friends of equal liberty and human rights," who praises Adams's opposition to slavery and notes, "how long emancipation may be delayed, is among the things concealed from our knowledge, but not so the certain results." (p.393). 


ADAMS, John Quincy (1767-1848, United States president, 1825-1829). The Jubilee of the Constitution. New York: Samuel Colman, 1839. 8vo (138 x 210 mm). Half-titles. (Light spotting.) Disbound. 

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The American's Guide: Comprising the Declaration of Independence: the Articles of Confederation: the Constitution of the United States; and the Constitutions of the Several States Composing the Union. Philadelphia: Towar & Hogan, 1828. 32mo (87 x 140 mm). (Toned, spotting, worn edges.) Contemporary calf, smooth spine gilt in 5 compartments with red morocco gilt title label (scuffing, wear to extremities). 

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Eric Majette Jr.

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