1½ pages, 4to, 190 x 150 mm. (7½ x 6 in.), on stationery with a large rose design embossed at top, one corner defective, otherwise in good condition. Less than a month before leaving the White House, Louisa Adams carefully writes out a poem, probably of her own compposition: The first stanza reading: "The Rose, the rose that bidding blows. It's beauty's infancy The Rose, the rose expansive glows In beauty's brilliancy..."" /> ADAMS, LOUISA CATHERINE, <I>First Lady</I>. Autograph manuscript signed ("Louisa Catherine Adams") as First Lady, a poem ["The Rose"], in 5 4-line stanzas, [Washington, D.C.], 8 February 1829. <I>1½ pages, 4to, 190 x 150 mm. (7½ x 6 in.), on stationery with a large rose design embossed at top, one corner defective</I>, otherwise in good condition. Less than a month before leaving the White House, Louisa Adams carefully writes out a poem, probably of her own compposition: The first stanza reading: "The Rose, the rose that bidding blows. It's beauty's infancy The Rose, the rose expansive glows In beauty's brilliancy..." | Christie's