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    19th Century Autograph Album Signed by President Martin Van Buren, and More than 190 Members of the 26th Congress. Blind embossed leather-bound album, a large twelvemo, filled with over 190 signatures. Martin Van Buren has signed the first entry in the book, adding a sentiment and date, which reads, "With my best wishes. M. Van Buren / Washington / March 3d, 1841," marking the last day of his term as president. Signing on the same page are three members of his cabinet, Secretary of State John Forsyth, Secretary of the Treasury Levi Woodbury, and Postmaster General John M. Niles. Forsyth and Woodbury also date their signature March 3, 1841.

    Additional signatures include: Franklin Pierce, Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, John Calhoun, Cassius Clay, Thomas Hart Benton, William R. King (signs twice), William Preston, John Ruggles, Nathan Clifford, William Cooper, Rufus Palen, Reuben Chapman, Joseph Trumbull, Charles Johnston, Thomas Williams, and many more. There are also multiple engravings throughout the album, with tissue guard.

    Condition: The spine is cracked and is separated from the binding, with only the back cover still attached. Several pages are loose or disbound. Light soiling, foxing, and toning throughout internal pages. Heavy wear to the binding, with bumped corners. Signatures throughout are bold.

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    April, 2020
    22nd Wednesday
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