Bryan, William J.
Title The First Battle, A Story Of The Campaign Of 1896 Together with a Collection of His Speeches and a Biographical Sketch by His Wife
Book Condition Fair with no dust jacket
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Chicago W. B. Conkey 1896
Seller ID 22032
This item is the original first edition, NOT A REPRODUCTION, FACSIMILE OR REPRINT. Silver cameo and title on front maroon board. Profusely illustrated with (56) b/w plates of dozens of important men during this time showing their signatures beneath their plates. The 41st Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan had unsuccessfully run for President against McKinley in 1896. This book is about that Presidential campaign. He ran two more times, also unsuccessfully. A collection of his speeches and a biographical sketch by his wife are included making this book culturally and historically important. The first chapter begins on page 71, following the bio. Illustrated frontispiece. Presentation page still blank. Spine re-glued, front board taped to spine, chips missing, rubbed, worn. ; B&W Plates; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 629 pages; 22032