New York: For Sale at the Principal Bookstores, 1840. 16pp, stitching loose, generously margined with dustsoil at the margins. Very Good.
[offered with] THIRD SERIES FOR 15TH SEPTEMBER, 1840; FOURTH SERIES FOR 1ST OCTOBER, 1840; FIFTH SERIES FOR 15TH OCTOBER, 1840; and SIXTH SERIES FOR 1ST NOVEMBER. Scattered foxing, loosened. Good+. Five of Six Series, lacking the Second for 1st September.
A bitter attack on President Van Buren. The author was evidently one G.H. Belden. Van Buren "is in his element only in a crowd; in the scenes where he may exhibit the novelties of fashion, act the demagogue, or play the political chieftain." His policies fare no better at the hands of Belden, a committed Whig supporting Van Buren's opponent, William Henry Harrison.
FIRST EDITION. AI 40-568 . Not in Miles, Wise & Cronin. Item #15181