First Edition. Good. Item #5239
Philadelpiha: M. Carey and Son, 1817. First Edition. Octavo; viii, -425pp. Portrait frontis. Full leather with red title card to spine. Missing maps. Front board detached along with front free endpaper and fly leaf along front joint, with rear joint cracking but still holding. Leather scuffed, bumped and edgeworn, with chipping to spine ends. Pages moderately to heavily foxed with some offsetting from text block throughout, but legible and unmarked. Page binding is sound.
Biography of Jackson's military career through the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson retired from the Army in 1821 and briefly served as the first territorial Governor of Florida then as a Senator from Tennessee before being elected the seventh President of the U.S. in the 1828 election.
This copy from the personal library of author, columnist, and presidential speechwriter William Safire. [Howes R-171].