CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE HON. JOHN ADAMS, LATE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE LATE WM. CUNNINGHAM, ESQ. BEGINNING IN 1803, AND ENDING IN 1812.

Boston. 1823. x,219pp. Later three-quarter calf and marbled boards, expertly rebacked. Couple of spots, else very good. [with:] Pickering, Timothy: A REVIEW OF THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE HON. JOHN ADAMS...AND THE LATE WM. CUNNINGHAM.... [2],140pp. Salem. 1824. Modern cloth, leather label. Some foxing, minor tape repair in blank corner of last leaf of text, bottom margin trimmed close occasionally affecting a footnote, else good. Item #WRCAM46856

The DAB states of the first work: "This publication was a gross violation of decency, by the son of Cunningham, who sought favors of Adams and, when denied, printed in 1811 A LETTER TO A GREAT CHARACTER abusive of the former President and based upon the letters to the father." The Pickering is here in the second edition, issued the same year as the first. SABIN 232, 62658. DAB I, pp.72-82. HOWES P342.

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