Inscribed to Melville's father-in-law

Address of Professor Benjamin Peirce president of the American Association for the Year 1853, on retiring from the duties of president

[Boston? printed by order of the Association, 1853. First edition, 8vo, pp. 17, [3]; original plain brown wrappers, nearly loose, but present. On the front wrapper is the inscription "Chief Justice [Lemuel] Shaw with the respects of the author." Shaw was the Chief Justice of the Mssachusetts Supreme Court and the father-in-law of Herman Melville. Sabin 59541. Item #55607

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