Boston: Phillips, Sampson & Co. Publishers, 1850. First Edition. Frontispiece dual portrait. Original cloth. Octavo. 432 pages. Very Good+. Bound in olive green cloth over boards with blind-stamped sides and spine, gilt-stamped titles to spine, yellow endpapers. Prior owner name of William H. Dake, dated Pittsburg, Dec. 25, 1853, on front free endpaper. Foxing to frontispiece engraving and tissue guard, but text block remains quite nice. Some minor rubs to extremities. Hinges sound.
John Quincy Adams gave masterful eulogies of both James Madison and James Monroe upon their deaths. This volume preserved both together in a permanent form shortly after Adams's own death in 1848. The only additions are the notices of the administrations of Madison and Monroe, "...two most eminent disciples of Thomas Jefferson..."