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Memoranda Of A Residence At The Court of London

First American Edition



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First American edition of Memoranda Of A Residence At The Court of London by Richard Rush, published in 1833.

Octavo, xix, [21]-460pp, [12]. Library binding, original title affixed to spine. Library stamps and cardholder on front free endpaper. Free of marks or notations, solid text block. New endpapers. Housed in custom black cloth clamshell, title and labels in gilt on spine over red morocco label. Ownership inscription on second free endpaper. (Sabin 74264) (Howes R, 523) This work was published the same year in London by Richard Bentley (Sabin 74266). A solid example.

Richard Rush (1780-1859) served as the United States Treasury Secretary from 1825-1829 in the John Quincy Adams administration. He previously served as the United States Minister to the United Kingdom from 1818-1825 for President James Madison. Rush played a crucial role in negotiating the Rush-Bagot Treaty with Britain in 1817, which limited naval armaments on the Great Lakes and helped ease tensions between the two nations. Rush also contributed to the negotiation of the Adams-OnĂ­s Treaty with Spain in 1819, which established the western boundary of the United States and ceded Florida to the U.S.

In addition to his diplomatic achievements, Rush was a prominent political figure, serving as Attorney General of Pennsylvania and as a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.

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