First Edition. Very Good. Item #5476
Holliston, MA: Warren Blake, 1841. First Edition. Octavo. 489 pages. Full contemporary sheep with title and ruling in gilt to spine. From the estate of author and Presidential Speechwriter William Safire, well known for his own Political Dictionary.
In his preface, Currier writes of his goal of alleviating the tense political climate of the time, adding, "But how can peace, or harmony, or conciliation, be hoped for, while both parties clothe themselves in the deceptious mantle of self-righteousness - while they not only believe themselves immaculate, but their opponents 'monsters unredeemed by any virtue.'"
Among the tables are qualifications for voters in each state, county by county vote totals for the Presidential elections of 1836 to 1840, and lists of the members of the first nine administration's cabinet members. An interesting snapshot into the state of American politics at the time.
Boards are worn at extremities with some larger scuff marks to rear board. Joints are rubbed. Pages are moderately stained throughout, on some pages more heavily, but text is legible throughout and binding is sound.