SEYMOUR AND BLAIR: Their Lives and Services. With an Appendix Containing a History of Reconstruction

By: Croly, David G

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NY: Richardson and Company, 1868.. 1868.. Good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in green & gilt with decorations in gilt on spine. The covers are rubbed, bumped & soiled with small stains; the head & tail of the spine are chipped & there is a tiny tear to the bottom of the rear joint. 275 pp. There is a chip out of the bottom corner of the title page; there is staining & foxing to the endpapers & prelims & occasional staining to the text pages. 2 B&W portrait plates & 1 folding facsimile [Senate vote on impeachment of Andrew Johnson]. Good.

First edition. A variant of Miles 538, with the spine stating "Authorized Edition" but the facsimile inserted before the Appendix.

With the aim of furthering the Democratic cause in the election of 1868, the author recounts the lives and political careers of Horatio Seymour and General Francis P. Blair, Jr., who were the Democratic candidates for President and Vice-President in that election. He hopes that his work "will be far more effective as a means of proselyting [sic] inquiring or wavering Republicans, than one filled with strong party appeals, and abounding in the reckless charges so common in the prints usually put forth by political parties upon the eve of important elections." [Author's Preface]. First Edition.

Title: SEYMOUR AND BLAIR: Their Lives and Services. With an Appendix Containing a History of Reconstruction

Author Name: Croly, David G

Categories: Americana,

Publisher: NY: Richardson and Company, 1868.: 1868.

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 1976

Keywords: AMERICANA; ELECTION; DEMOCRATIC PARTY; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; CIVIL WAR; RECONSTRUCTION; HORATIO SEYMOUR; FRANCIS P. BLAIR, JR.; POLITICIANS; CANDIDATES; DAVID G. CROLY; PLATES.