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Oration On The Character Of Gilbert Motier De Lafayette – Delivered At The Request Of Both Houses Of The United States, Before Them, In the House of Representatives At Washington, On the 31st December, 1834.

First Edition / Inscribed Copy


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Oration On The Character of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette, inscribed by President John Quincy Adams.

Thin octavo, [iii], 94pp, [6 blank]. Red morocco, gilt title on spine. Rebacked by Vernon Wiering, as noted on rear pastedown endpaper. (Sabin 295) (Martin/Goehlert 2699) Pencil marks on endpapers and flyleaf. Withdrawn stamp on front endpaper. Inscribed by John Quincy Adams to the Lawrenceville Lyceum on tipped-in leaf at front.

Comments: Following the death of Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette, former President John Quincy Adams gave a three-hour eulogy before the House of Representatives. This inscribed copy was given to the Lawrenceville Lyceum, a school dedicated to Adult Education in the early 19th Century.

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Location Published

Washington DC


Gales and Seaton


First Edition / Inscribed Copy

Date Published



Full leather


Very good


Adams | John Quincy