Hartford: Hartford Publishing Co., 1884.  leaves plus plates and leaves for subscribers at end. Original brown publisher's cloth, gilt. Corners and spine lightly rubbed. Sample spine gilt on back cover, swatch of "Bavarian leather" on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf. Text lightly toned. Very good. Item #1718
Scarce salesman's dummy for this work on James G. Blaine and his running mate John A. Logan, Republican nominees for the 1884 presidential election. Blaine, who served in the House of Representatives and twice as Secretary of State, lost narrowly to Grover Cleveland. This work, intended to be illustrated with fourteen plates, gives a sampling of the work, with the table of contents followed by scattered text and plates, as well as leaves for subscriber signatures. We locate a copy in OCLC at Northwestern University.