[np: 1852]. 24pp, disbound, scattered spotting. Else Very good.
A fine 1852 campaign piece. This was the Whigs' third presidential try with a war hero: they won with Harrison and Taylor (and without platforms), but struck out badly in 1852 against the Democrat Franklin Pierce. Scott, "inept and pompous" [Potter, Impending Crisis 142], clumsily sought to woo Irish voters, assuring them that he "loved to hear that rich Irish brogue." But the "Irish, one imagines, took one look, saw the British and the Puritans on one side, and knew they must belong on the other. Whatever caused them to do so, they went overwhelmingly with the Democrats." Id at 244-5 This item skewers Scott on the anti-Catholic issue.
FIRST EDITION 145 NUC 0304213 . Not in Miles. Sabin 78419 (incorrectly dating this 1848). Item #6860