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    With an Inscription by John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams. Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette Delivered at the Request of Both Houses of the Congress of the United States, Before Them, In the House of Representatives at Washington, on the 31st of December, 1834. By John Quincy Adams, a Member of the House. Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1835. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Adams, "David Spangler / from / John Quincy Adams" on an inserted slip before the title page. Octavo. 94 pages. Rebound in a modern quarter-leather binding. Modest browning to preliminary pages, else internally bright and in very good condition. Conventional wisdom holds that Adams was out of the country when the book was originally published so he provided pre-inscribed slips to his friends to be inserted. From a private collection in North Carolina.

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    April, 2014
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