46pp. 1st Edition. Disbound. Piece of the original wraps with the author's inscription, "Hon. R.C. Minthrop, with the respects of the author" affixed to the title page. A correction in the author's hand on page 9. Rare. We cannot locate any copies (signed or unsigned) listed for sale anywhere online except the nefarious "print on demand" copies. OCLC locates two copies in institutional holdings, but this is in error since both are attributed to the British Museum. I contacted the British Museum and they confirm that the OCLC is in error--there is only one copy. They further confirm that the copy they hold is NOT in the original wraps and is bound in with a collection of other pamphlets in a later library binding by the Museum. Adams was the son of president John Q. Adams, was a lifelong Unitarian and baptized by the father of Ralph Waldo Emerson. He successfully petitioned the General Court to order the state of Massachusetts to stop returning fugitive slaves to their masters in 1843. He was elected to Congress in 1858 and 1860. In 1861 he was appointed as Ambassador to the court of St. James. In this position he was instrumental in maintaining peace between Britain and the United States as Britain maintained a policy of neutrality towards the Confederate states. He edited many important books on his father John Quincy Adams and his grandfather John Adams. His son, Henry Adams, wrote of him favorably in The Education of Henry Adams. Some creasing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Title: What Makes Slavery a Question of National Concern? A Lecture, Delivered, by Invitation, New York, January 30, and at Syracuse, February 1, 1855
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1855
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Inscription: Signed by Author(s)
Seller ID: 1131