Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 246

Price Realized: $ 5,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (PRESIDENTS.) Adams, John Quincy. The Duplicate Letters, the Fisheries and the Mississippi: Documents Relating to Transactions at the Negotiations of Ghent. 256, [3] pages. 8vo, original boards with printed spine label, front board detached with early manuscript title; front flyleaf defective, minor foxing, small puncture holes on leaf 31:3 with slight loss of text; uncut; inscribed by the author on front free endpaper in 1823 "Thomas B. Adams, from his brother, John Quincy Adams" and signed by T.B. Adams and A. Dunlop on title page. In a modern cloth folding case. Washington, 1822

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Long before he was president, John Quincy Adams served as the chief American negotiator on the Treaty of Ghent which ended the War of 1812. Adams released these documents in 1822 to counter rumors that he had offered the British navigation rights on the Mississippi river during the negotiations. This copy was inscribed to his youngest brother Thomas Boylston Adams. Sabin 276.