Adams, John Quincy; Allen, David Grayson; et al [editors]. Diary of John Quincy Adams, Volumes 1 & 2 : November 1779 - December 1788; with Index. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1981. ISBN: 0674204204.
Two large volumes in teal publisher's cloth, 7 x 10 inches; lxii., 415, xv., 521 clean pp., bindings are tight. Ex lib with lib labels removed from the spines, stamps on the tps, including "withdrawn," front end papers clean, rear end papers with lending slip and computer label. Very good. Hardcover. 
"John Quincy Adams began his Diary when he was twelve, 'upon embarking on board the French Frigate la Sensible, at Boston,' on 12 November 1779..." This was the young Adams' second trip to Europe in the company of his father, who had been appointed the American minister plenipotentiary at Paris for the negotiating of a peace treaty with Great Britain. The diary records events and observations made in sea voyaging, in France, in Holland, and in America.