1867. Washington: The Congressional Globe Office, 1867.
8vo, text in two columns. 48pp. Without the folding map (not issued in all copies). Printed wrappers, stitched as issued, lower wrapper detached. Ink inscription: "With respects of George Gibb". Inside labeled manila envelope from John Howell-Books.
§ First edition. Sumner's important speech in support of the ratification of the treaty with Russia which ceded what would become Alaska to the U.S. Sometimes found with a large folding map by Lindenkpohl, though it was not issued with the speech according to Lada-Mocarski. Howes S1134; Lada-Mocarski 159; Tourville 4391; Wickersham 4128. Item #125786