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Vasser, John Guy
Twenty Years Around The World
New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1861. First Edition. Heavily textured green cloth with titling in gilt on spine and front cover, blind stamped border on front and back cover. Brown coated, period endpapers. Very good/Not issued. SIGNED TWICE by Millard Fillmore, "Mrs. Caroline C. Fillmore / March 8, 1862" on front endpaper and "Mrs. Millard Fillmore / March 8, 1862" at the top of the title page. 5.75" x 9.25", pp. x, 1-598. Includes Frontispiece of the author, clean, tightly bound copy with some age fade to the page edges. This set was deaccessioned from the Buffalo and Erie County Historical library, the public library of which was co-founded by the Fillmores, and has the expected library sticker on the spine, and a library stamp from Buffalo and Erie County Historical library on the copyright page. Rubbing to the tips of the corners and spine ends. Millard Fillmore (1800 - 1874) was the 13th president of the United States (1850-1853), as a member of the Whig Party. A former U.S. representative from New York, Fillmore was elected the nation's 12th vice president in 1848, and succeeded to the presidency in July 1850 upon the death of President Zachary Taylor. He was instrumental in the passing of the Compromise of 1850, a bargain that led to a brief truce in the battle over slavery. He failed to win the Whig nomination for president in 1852, but he gained the endorsement of the Know Nothing Party four years later, finishing third in the 1856 presidential election. In 1858 he married Caroline McIntosh, a financially well off widow. They lived on Niagara Square in Buffalo for t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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