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Works of Daniel Webster - WEBSTER Daniel - 1851. 
1851 - WEBSTER, Daniel. The Works. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. Six volumes. Octavo, original green blind-decorated cloth gilt, uncut and largely unopened. $2800.First collected edition, subscriber's copy, signed by Webster on the subscription page.One of the most important statesmen in American history, "unquestionably the greatest of American orators" (Cambridge Biographical Dictionary), Webster served as congressman, senator, secretary of state and presidential nominee, and his arguments before the Supreme Court (e.g., McCulloch v. Maryland, Gibbons v. Ogden, Dartmouth College v. Woodward) shaped fundamental principles of American constitutional law. This set of Webster's works includes his congressional speeches and public addresses, legal arguments, diplomatic and official papers and miscellaneous letters, as well as a biographical memoir by Edward Everett. With two engravings in Volume I. Interiors clean. Original cloth rubbed, spines toned. A near-fine set, signed by Webster. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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