Cincinnati: Lodge, L'Hommedieu, and Hammond, Printers, 1828. , 400 pp. The ten issues, from January through October 1828, are the entire output of this engaging monthly. Contemporary cloth-backed boards [front hinge detaching] with gilt-lettered black morocco spine label. The first four pages are the general title and an Index. Light scattered foxing and minor wear, old library stamp on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership signature, 'D.C. Wallace.' Very Good, except as noted.
The Expositor opposes the "strongly repulsive... COMBINATION [italics in original] organized to prostrate the Administration" of J.Q. Adams. The opposition is "a monstrosity... an alarming destitution of the moral sense." Calhoun is an "arch-intriguer." Jackson is "a man of very slender capacity, of no learning and of no experience in public affairs," who has thrust himself forward "by the mere force of arrogant pretension." Each Number examines ongoing political activities, Jackson's tyrannical character, and his atrocious conduct: his "domestic relations", highlighting his bigamous marriage to poor Rachel; his dictatorial and arbitrary administration of New Orleans; his aptitude for and enjoyment of violence and dueling; his outrageous conduct of military affairs in Florida; and more.
Ernie Wessen wrote that this book "had the distinction of being burnt at the public whipping-post, by irate Jacksonians, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Although the work is said to have lost friends, because of the erudite Hammond's bitter attacks upon Jackson; a part of which were believed to have been directed against Mrs. Jackson; it is a reliable source on Jackson's relations with Burr, and covers in considerable detail Jackson's army career; the Florida War, etc."
Wise & Cronin 498. Sabin 97272 ("Planned from the beginning to be continued for ten months only"). 96 Midland Notes 502. Not in Miles, Lomazow, Mott, American Imprints. Servies 1376. Item #37130