McClure, Alexander K. & Charles Morris.
Title THE AUTHENTIC LIFE OF WILLIAM MCKINLEY OUR THIRD MARTYR PRESIDENT TOGETHER WITH A LIFE SKETCH OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
Binding Hard Cover
Publisher John C. Winston Co. [Philadelphia]. 1901.
Seller ID 97-0498
SALESMAN'S SAMPLE/ DUMMY. sm4to. Grey cloth with a pastedown photo illustration of McKinley within an oval surrounded by a flag shield in red, white & blue. An eagle is perched on the top of the shield while a spray of gilt laurel leaves, joined with a ribbon just below the shield, extend up along the sides. The title is gilt-lettered at the top of the front cover, as is 'Memorial Edition' at the bottom. The back cover shows the spine which has the title in gilt below which is a stamped colored flag with a eagle, laurel sprays & rays in gilt. Selected pages of text & illustrations from the complete book including the frontispiece & 48 plates. A sample of leather spine binding is also included. The subscription list is unused. Cloth portions of both covers are mottled & appear as light gray against medium gray; the front cover pastedown has a 3/8' x 1/8' edge chip & minor scratches; some wear to the back cover decoration; the frontispiece has a tear within the image repaired with archival tape on the back (SEE SCAN) o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects.
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