Lot 1233: Horace Greeley Et Al THE GREAT INDUSTRIES OF THE UNITED STATES 1872 Antique Manufacturing History American Business Plates Leather Binding
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Great Industries of the United States: Being an Historical Summary of the Origin, Growth, and Perfection of the Chief Industrial Arts of This Country
Author: Horace Greeley - Horace Greeley was an American newspaper editor, a founder of the Liberal Republican Party, a reformer, a politician, and an outspoken opponent of slavery. The New York Tribune (which he founded and edited) was America's most influential newspaper from the 1840s to the 1870s and established Greeley's reputation as the greatest editor of his day. Greeley used it to promote the Whig and Republican parties, as well as opposition to slavery and a host of reforms ranging from vegetarianism to socialism.
Crusading against the corruption of Ulysses S. Grant's Republican administration, he was the new Liberal Republican Party's candidate in the 1872 U.S. presidential election. Despite having the additional support of the Democratic Party, he lost in a landslide. He is the only presidential candidate to have died prior to the counting of electoral votes.
Publisher: J. B. Burr & Hyde
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1304 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details: Other contributors to this work include Leon Case, Edward Howland, John B. Gough, Philip Ripley, F. B. Perkins, J. B. Lyman, Albert Brisbane, Rev. E. E. Hall, and more.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt lettering to the spine. The volume displays external wear, with a bump at the top edge of the rear cover, moderate rubbing to leather panels and backstrip, and faint vertical cracking to the spine. The binding is cracked at the front hinge. The volume's endpapers and title page show mild foxing. This work is outfitted with a lithograph title page. The interior shows occasional smudging, but is otherwise clean and bright, richly illustrated with textual illustrations and lithograph plates.This volume includes an index.
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