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President James A. Garfield; Saleman's Dummy] Conwell Russell
LIFE, SPEECHES, AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF JAMES A. GARFIELD, Twentieth President of the United States. Including an Account of His Assassination, Lingering Pain, Death, and Burial.
Boston B.B. Russell 1881. A rare original publisher's 'Salesman's Dummy' for the first edition of this early biography of Garfield published almost immediately after his assassination. With a frontispiece portrait, map of Chickamauga Battle-Field and 12 engraved plates of illustrations. Small 8vo, in the original brown cloth decorated in black on the upper cover, attached to the front endpaper are sample spines for both the cloth and deluxe morocco available bindings, each of which with gilt lettering and decoration. [11], 12-16, [1], 26-34, 67-74, 111-118, 187-194 pp. A very fresh copy, especially so. The binding is bright and clean and rich in colour. Virtually free of foxing but to a few leaves. FIRST EDITION AND A SCARCE SALES DUMMY AND A BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED ITEM OF PUBLISHING HISTORY AS RELATES TO THE SECOND AMERICAN PRESIDENT ASSASINATED. Bound in the rear is the publisher's description of the book with the prices for the two available bindings. This is followed by several pages of lined paper for taking down customer orders. None of them in this rare and fine example have been used. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
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