New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873. First Edition. Slim octavo (23cm.); publisher's blue card wrappers printed within heavy funereal rule; 47pp. Tiny chip at spine foot, extremities a bit toned and dust-soiled, else Very Good and sound. Address delivered by the Boston politician and diplomat on the life and works of the abolitionist and late former Governor of New York William H. Seward. Adams and Seward had forged a close political relationship during Seward's bid to be the Republican candidate for president, losing to Abraham Lincoln whom Adams believed to be too "unreliable on the slavery question" (anb.org).