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9 December 1998
ADAMS, John Quincy. Report Upon Weights and Measures by John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State...Prepared in Obedience to a Resolution of the Senate...Washington: Gales & Seaton, 1821. Large 8vo, 245pp. original paper-backed blue-gray boards, uncut, boards slightly worn, spine rubbed, upper cover and blank flyleaves detached, blue cloth protective slipcase. FIRST EDITION. Large folding table facing p.142. PRESENTATION COPY FROM A FUTURE PRESIDENT TO A FORMER PRESIDENT, inscribed by John Quincy Adams in ink on front pastedown: "To my father J.Q. Adams," and with a second inscription (in an unknown hand) on upper board: "J.Q. Adams to J. Adams." A pleasing association copy, presented to the elderly John Adams only four years before his death, by his son, at the time serving as Secretary of State in James Monroe's administration. Three years later, John Quincy Adams was nominated for President.
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