THE LIFE OF HORACE GREELEY by J. Parton, 1st / 1st 1855, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
THE LIFE OF HORACE GREELEY, EDITOR OF THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE ~ by J. Parton ~ First Edition / First Printing 1855 ~ PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE 1872
Publisher: Mason Brothers, New York (1855)
Rare book, documenting the life and significant historical achievements of Horace Greeley in a first edition, first printing, from 1855. He was founder and editor of the New York Tribune, one of the great newspapers of its time. Long active in politics, he served briefly as a congressman from New York, and was the unsuccessful candidate in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant. The boards and binding are solid and tight, save for some rubbing and light shelf-wear. The pages are crisp and clean save for a very light moisture stain near the bottom spine and on most of the book pages (in same small area). The second to the last blank page has been torn in half. Previous owner's inscription from 1855 on first blank page. A scarce and fascinating find! Dark brown boards with gilt lettering and decorations; 442 pages; illustrated.