New York: 1844. Four issues, August 10, 1844 - August 31, 1844. Each 16pp with caption title and attractive masthead of 'The Young Hickory Banner' with the candidates, Polk of Tennessee and Dallas of Pennsylvania. Printed in two columns per page. The four issues bound together and removed. A couple of small, crude edge repairs; short closed tears to the early leaves [no text loss], otherwise light wear and Good+.
The first four [of eight] issues of this weekly, created to rally Democrats in the presidential campaign against Henry Clay and the Whigs. The Banner assails Whig trade and economic policies, opposes a National Bank, supports the Texas annexation, provides glowing biographies of Polk and Dallas, demonstrates Clay's corruption, and prints "cheering evidence" of the impending Democratic victory.
FIRST EDITION. Wise & Cronin [Polk] 91. AI 44-6808  [these four issues]. Not in Miles. Item #34275