Oration of the life and character of Gilbert Motier De Lafayette.In the house of Representatives: ...

Oration of the life and character of Gilbert Motier De Lafayette.In the house of Representatives

ADAMS, John Quincy

Published by Gales and Seaton, Washington, 1835
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Contemporary straight grain morocco, rebacked. An excellent copy inscribed to David Potts Jun from John Quincy Adams on a presentation slip inserted before the title page, and with the ownership signature of Ralph R. Ritzman on the fly-leaf. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED, of Adams' biography of Gilbert du Motier (1757-1834), until June of 1790 the marquis de La Fayette. Lafayette was a French military officer who participated in both the American and French revolutions. As a result of his services, he was twice granted Honorary Citizenship of the United States, once in 1824 and again, posthumously, in 2002, one of only six persons to be so honored.Books inscribed by Adams (1767-1848) are quite scarce. It is probable that the presentation leaf was placed into the book at the original binding, as it contains heavy offsetting from the title. Potts (ca. 1794-1863) was elected to the State House of Representatives of Pennsylvania before being elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the twenty-second through twenty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1839). Bookseller Inventory # 12879

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Title: Oration of the life and character of Gilbert...

Publisher: Gales and Seaton, Washington

Publication Date: 1835

Edition: FIRST EDITION -- AN INSCRIBED COPY.

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