Boston and Cleveland: 1856. Original printed wrappers [detached but present], stitched. Two ports. frontis of the candidates, with paper guard [foxing]. Pages , 36, 32, , as issued. Very Good.
These campaign biographies of the first Republican presidential ticket print the first Republican Platform, urging Congress to prohibit from the territories "those twin relics of barbarism, polygamy and slavery;" demanding admission of Kansas as a free State; and deploring the Ostend Manifesto as a "highwayman's plea." Biographies of the candidates, with the Declaration and Constitution, as well as illustrations of the injustice of the Three Fifths Clause, are included.
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