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Abigail Adams
1840 Letters of Mrs. ABIGAIL ADAMS w/ Memoir, RARE 1st Edition, John Charles
Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1840. Small cloth tears at the top and bottom edges of the spine and at the corners; bright gilt lettering on the spine. There is separation at the front hinge between the pastedown and end paper (though the front cover and text block are both firmly in place). Crack at the hinge between pages 192 & 193. No loose pages. Sporadic foxing (heavier on the frontispiece and title page); no writing found; the upper-outer corner of the front pastedown is torn; binder's embossed stamp on the front end paper. Both the front and rear end papers and pastedowns have staining. RARE 1st edition of the "Letters of Mrs. (Abigail) Adams" - The Wife of John Adams, with an Introductory Memoir by Her Grandson, Charles Francis Adams. 1840 1st edition; Charles C. Little and James Brown; Boston. Complete in one volume (later editions were published in 2 volumes). With a frontispiece portrait of Adams and a facsimile letter written in her hand. [Attributes: First Edition]
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