Washington: Blair & Rives, 1840. Folio, 8 3/4" x 12". 416pp. Nos. 1-27 of Volume VI; May 16, 1840 - October 26, 1840, plus No. 27, the final issue recording detailed election results, from January 1841. Boards detached, endpapers filled with local political tickets. Scattered foxing, light wear, Good+.
A detailed contemporary report of the 1840 presidential campaign, from the perspective of this Democratic publication. It begins with the Democrats' National Convention in Baltimore, with the speeches, proceedings, and Address to the People. A campaign biography of Van Buren, the Democrats' candidate [and Blair & Rives's as well], is included, plus discussion of all the issues: slavery, abolition, internal improvements, tariff, banks, the Whigs' [repeatedly referred to as the 'Federal' Party, in order to drive home the Democrats' point that the Whigs were descended from the discredited Hartford Convention Federalists] muddled program and candidate, William Henry Harrison, "still shrouded in mystery." Item #34201