Title: Mid-19th Century U.S. Senator's Autograph ...
Publisher: Washington DC
Publication Date: 1842
Book Condition: Very Good+
Contemporary straight-grain black morocco, ornately stamped in blind and gilt on boards and spine; 8vo (192x152mm); approx. pp. 120, including engraved title-page ("Album / The Dream") and 5 plates (landscapes, portraits), and numerous autographs per page, many of them also identify the state they represent (3 autographs clipped and pasted in) for a total of 180 autographs, usually (but not always) on the recto only, with blank leaves interspersed throughout. Some scuffing along edges of boards; crack in the gutter, but binding remains tight; some foxing to plates, but autographed leaves are nice and clean. We can't say who the original owner of this album was, but it opens with a bookplate portrait of John Quincy Adams, signed by him. This is unlikely to signify ownership, however, as John Quincy Adams signs a later leaf, sharing the page with John White of Birmingham, Kentucky. Other highlights include James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, John Calhoun, Thomas Hart Benton, William Seward, Daniel Webster, and many others. Bookseller Inventory # D14068
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