Octavo, xviii, 500pp, [32pp ads]. Brown cloth, title in gilt on spine, embossed decorative covers. Brown end papers. Light shelf wear at spine. Clean text. Signed by William M. Evarts on title page, with signature and “1871” date below signature. A unique piece from the library of an influential 19th Century American politician.
Comments: William M. Evarts served as Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney General and Senator from New York. He is best remembered for his service during the Andrew Johnson administration, where he served as chief council for the president during his impeachment trial. He delivered the closing remarks, which secured his acquittal. Evans served as Secretary of State for President Rutherford B. Hayes