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"A DEEP DEVOTION TO THE CAUSE OF HUMAN LIBERTY": THE WORKS OF HENRY CLAY, TEN-VOLUME LIMITED EDITION SET, HANDSOMELY BOUND

CLAY, Henry. The Works of Henry Clay. Comprising His Life, Correspondence and Speeches. Edited by Calvin Colton, LL.D. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. Ten volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter dark blue morocco gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt, uncut. $3500.

"Federal Edition" of Clay’s writings, number 98 of 1000 sets, with ten frontispiece portraits, an introduction by Thomas B. Reed, and a "History of Tariff Legislation, 1812-1896" by William McKinley, handsomely bound.

Senator, Congressman, Speaker of the House of Representatives, presidential candidate, Secretary of State: "No man in American public life has had more ardent supporters or more bitter enemies than Clay, and no one has depended more for his happiness on the friendship of the people… In his ability to appeal to the common reason, and his absolute fearlessness in stating his convictions, he was unexcelled by any of his contemporaries" (DAB). "Abraham Lincoln rightly maintained that Clay's 'predominant sentiment, from first to last, was a deep devotion to the cause of human liberty… Clay's extraordinary vision of an economically powerful and united nation was largely realized after his death" (ANB).

A handsome set in fine condition.

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