The Duplicate Letters, the Fisheries and the Mississippi. Documents relating to Transactions at the Negotiation of Ghent. Collected by John Quincy Adams, one of the Commissioners of the United States at that Negotiation
By Adams, John Quincy
Pp. 256, (2, contents), (1, leaf of errata). Later full tan calf leather, spine with five raised bands lettered in gilt in three compartments, front and rear covers tooled in blind, marbled endpapers, 8vo. This volume examines the role that John Quincy Adams played in the negotiation of the Treaty of Ghent that ended the War of 1812. There were numerous issues dealt with in this treaty among them was American access to the Mississippi River. This volume was compiled when Adams was Secretary of State, just two years before he was elected President. Old oval blind-stamp of the Library Company, R. B., Philadelphia, on the final page of the text (p. 256). Very small sticker of ‘International Bookfinders,’ Inc. at the base of page 3. No other ownership marks.
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|The top edge of the title page has some professional paper repairs as does the contents page and errata page at the end of the volume, light age-toning to some text pages, a few marginal pencil annotations, a tight and clean copy in very good condition in an attractive period binding.