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1 Adams, John Quincy An Address, to the Members of the Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society, at their Annual Meeting, May 28, 1802
Boston Russell and Cutler, Printers 1802 no Pamphlet Good 
Pamphlet, apparently disbound from a larger work. Lacking any original wraps that may have been issued. 25 pp., plus a page listing members of the 'government of the society,' and including a brief financial account. An address promoting the nature and cause of charity, especially relating to the funds needed for fire fighting in cities, using references to mythology and ancient history, as well as referring to some laws restricting the use of wood in building structures in cities. The Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society was founded in 1792 as a philanthropic organization designed to address the needs of fire safety. John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States, as well as serving in many other capacities in state and federal governments. Bears a gift/presentation inscription to Benjamin Gleason from Shubal Bell. GOOD condition. Remains of leather along the spine. Minor toning. Faint ink stains to the front page, with an old ink line at the upper front page. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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2 Adams, John Drowned Valley: The Piscataqua River Basin
Hanover, NH University Press of New England 1976 0874511232 / 9780874511239 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 
First Edition. Brown cloth in price-clipped dust jacket. ISBN: 0874511232. Primarily a photo history of the Piscataqua River area in New Hampshire/Maine. The author, a professional photographer, gathered many photos from 1855 to 1920 that chronicled the growth and change surrounding the river. Contemporary newspaper accounts accompany the photos providing an in depth study of the area, as experienced by those who lived there. GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Minor scuffing and general fading to the jacket. Minor soiling and toning, with a little soiling to the mylar protecting the jacket on the rear cover. Minor to moderate wrinkling to the jacket, mostly along the extremities, with a few tiny bumps. A hint of fading and edgewear to the book. Text clean and solid, with minor soiling to the fore edge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Adams, John Quincy; McCandless, Wilson Ex-President John Quincy Adams in Pittsburgh in 1843. Address of Welcome by Wilson McCandless, and Mr. Adams' Reply; together with a letter from Mr. Adams Relative to Judge Breckenridge's "Modern Chivalry."
Pittsburgh Bakewell and Marthens, Printers 1873 no Wraps Poor 
Printed blue wraps, MISSING rear wrapper. 16 pp. Quarto. A speech by Wilson McCandless welcoming John Quincy Adams to Pittsburgh, reflecting on Adams' career and service to the country. With a short speech by Adams responding in thanks. POOR condition. Rear wrapper missing. Piece is very tenuously holding together, with some pages loose, and the front cover barely attached to the rest. Horizontal and vertical fold creases present, with heavy creasing and wrinkling. Moderate to heavy dark scuffing and soiling, with some staining, including heavy ink stains to the front wrapper. . Chipping and tearing along the extremities, especially to the front wrap. Overall very heavy wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Adams, John Quincy; Upham, Charles W. Lives of Celebrated Statesmen. With a sketch of the author by Charles W. Upham.
New York W.H. Graham, Publisher 1846 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 105 pp. Biographies of three important statesmen in the United States, written by former President John Quincy Adams. This includes James Madison, James Monroe and Gilbert Mottier de Lafayette, focusing primarily on their roles and actions in the formation of the United States and the Revolutionary War. GOOD condition. Front wrapper and first several pages with large pieces torn off from the upper edge and corners, affecting the upper margin but no loss of text. Owner's signature on the front cover. Minor soiling, foxing and staining to the wrappers. Light toning throughout. Sabin 288. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 Adams, John Quincy Speech [suppressed by the previous question] of Mr. John Quincy Adams, of Massachusetts, on the Removal of the Public Deposites, and its Reasons
Washington Gales and Seaton, Printer 1834 no Pamphlet Good 
Apparent later edition, see Sabin 306. Pamphlet, lacking any wraps that may have been issued. 43 pp. A lengthy speech by John Quincy Adams discussing the legality of removing public deposits from national banks of the United States, citing laws and resolutions from the late 1700s on. Speech given during his tenure in the House of Representatives, after his serving as President of the United States. GOOD condition. Remains of an old spine present. Some dampstaining to the bottom half of the piece. Minor foxing and soiling. Pages unevenly cropped along the lower edge. Sabin 306. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 J.S.A. (John S. Adams), Editor The Wedding-Ring
Boston J. Buffum, Publisher no Cloth Good No Jacket 
no date, presumed mid-1800s. Brown cloth with floral gilt decorations, as well as decorations in blind. 96 pp. Small book, borderline miniature, measuring 3 by 2 inches. A collection of essays and poems offering advice and wisdom pertaining to marriage and happy relationships. GOOD condition. Heavy fading to the covers, especially along the spine. Minor soiling, some scuffing and a small stain present to the upper left corner of the front cover. Extremities bumped and scuffed. First endpaper torn, with the lower corner missing. Child's doodling in crayon and pencil to the first and last endpapers and inside covers. Text block solid. Some chipping/tearing to the center fore edge. A few corners creased. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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