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1 Ashmore, Otis ; [ Charles Francis Adams ] A HISTORY OF THE ERECTION AND DEDICATION OF THE MONUMENT TO GENERAL JAMES EDWARD OGLETHORPE
Savannah Georgia Historical Society 1911 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, Vol VII, Part II; 54 pages; Clean and tight in original dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Scarce item of Georgia history in excellent condition and embellished with the wonderful bookplate of Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915), grandson of John Quincy Adams on the front pastedown. This bookplate was devised and first used by John Quincy Adams as here described: "The shield was divided quarterly. In the first quarter was an adaptation of the deer, pine, and fish device his father had adopted to commemorate his achievements in the negotiations with Britain. This quarter evidently represented the Adams family itself. Except for the stars, which are hatched with horizontal lines indicating the color blue, the bookplate gives no indication of tinctures for this quarter, which would suggest that it should be shown with the charges in their natural colors against a silver or white field. The second quarter represents the family of John Quincy’s mother Abigail Smith Adams, and the third quarter Abigail’s maternal line of Quincy. Finally, in the fourth quarter, are the familiar Boylston arms used before. The crest is also that from the Boylston arms, and the motto is again the passage from Tacitus, this time in the most common order, Fidem libertatem amicitiam retinebis." No OCLC listing. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
Price: 149.94 USD
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