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2117
John Quincy Adams
LECTURES ON RHETORIC AND ORATORY, DELIVERED TO THE CLASSES OF SENIOR AND JUNIOR SOPHISTERS IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY. CAMBRIDGE: HILLIARD AND METCALF, 1810
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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2117
John Quincy Adams
LECTURES ON RHETORIC AND ORATORY, DELIVERED TO THE CLASSES OF SENIOR AND JUNIOR SOPHISTERS IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY. CAMBRIDGE: HILLIARD AND METCALF, 1810
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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John Quincy Adams
LECTURES ON RHETORIC AND ORATORY, DELIVERED TO THE CLASSES OF SENIOR AND JUNIOR SOPHISTERS IN HARVARD UNIVERSITY. CAMBRIDGE: HILLIARD AND METCALF, 1810
Vol. 1 only, 8vo (9 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.; 242 x 140 mm, untrimmed). Text browning and staining throughout. Contemporary blue boards, tan paper spine; several tears to joints. In a cloth clamshell case. Inscribed, "Thomas B. Adams Junor | From his affectionate Uncle | J. Q. Adams."
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 21 June 2007, lot 14

Catalogue Note

Carrying on the family tradition of classic oratory. Inscribed on the title-page by John Quincy Adams to his nephew Thomas Boylston Adams, Jr. (1809–1837). John Quincy was the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard between 1806 and 1809 while still serving out his term in the United States Senate.

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York