Summary of Content: Title continues: ...including some of his most important speeches while a member of the House of Representatives and the of the Senate of the United States, and his principal messages and other public papers as chief magistrate of the union. A collection of the speeches and public papers of John Tyler. Cover includes a quote from Shakespeare: ”According to his virtue let us use him.” Also includes the following in Latin: ”Magna est veriras et praevalebit.” Engraved portrait of Tyler opposite the title page. Engraved by A. L. Dick from a daguerreotype miniature by A. Morand. Printed signature of Tyler below engraving. Published by Harper and Brothers, 82 Cliff-Street. Title page and first page of introductory not cut all the way through at the top right hand corner edge. Sewn and glued binding with 15 gatherings in octavo size. Front cover has become detached.