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Lot 1: (ALBUM--AMERICAN POLITICIANS.) Autograph album containing approximately 250 signatures by Senators and Congressmen as members of the 26
November 29, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: INCLUDING THREE PRESIDENTS (ALBUM--AMERICAN POLITICIANS.) Autograph album containing approximately 250 signatures by Senators and Congressmen as members of the 26th and 27th Congresses. Written approximately 5 to a page, each indicating home state and/or city, mostly rectos only. Signers include Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, and John Quincy Adams, who has signed twice and written a poem on the last page of the album. Small 8vo, morocco, very worn; completely loose in binding. [Washington], circa 1841
Notes: On the recto of the last page, the elderly Adams has written a poem in his shaky hand: "To Miss Frances L. Chittenden," which begins, "No thorn, nor thistle can be found / within this garden fair; . . . ." 8 lines, signed in full and dated, "Washington 23. August 1842."