Pierce, James Wilson.
Title LIFE OF THE HON. JAMES G. BLAINE, Containing An Account Of His Sickness & Death.
Binding Hard Cover
Publisher R. H. Woodward & Co. [Baltimore]. 1893.
Seller ID 97-0496
SALESMAN'S SAMPLE. sm8vo. Brick-red cloth with the short title in gilt at the top of the front cover below which is a portrait of Blaine in gilt enclosed in a black framed circle. Laurel branches in black emerge from behind the circle which rests upon a black fasces with a trailing ribbon. 'Authentic Edition' is giltstamped in the bottom right corner. The back illustrates the gilt-lettered spine which is decorated with a laurel branch in black. Frontispiece & 6 other b/w plates on coated paper. 32 of the initial pages of the full book are followed by 30 pages repeating all of the 32 except the title page. Following the 6 sample plates, there is an advertisement for 'The Life & Reminiscences Of General Wm. Tecumseh Sherman by Distinguished Men Of His Time' on the verso of which is the blurb about, and the binding option for, the Blaine book. Original subscription list present & unused. The front cover has an area darkened to brown along the top, down the right side, and in the lower left corner (see scan) with most of the gilt on the title faded or worn; spine extremes worn; a faint dampstain in the lower right corner of the back cover; some very light foxing on the title page o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. See scan.
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