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Lot 1: (ALBUM--AMERICAN POLITICIANS.) Autograph album containing approximately 250 signatures by Senators and Congressmen as members of the 26

AUTOGRAPHS

Platinum House

by Swann Auction Galleries

November 29, 2012

New York, NY, USA

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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."

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