[Washington, D.C.]: Republican Executive Congressional Committee, 1860. 7 pp., . 8vo. Disbound. First edition. List of speeches and documents available from the Republican Executive Congressional Committee on last page. An attack on the south and the sessionists. Removed from a larger volume else a very good copy with tear on top edge of last 2 leaves. LCP. Afro-Americana 46. Dumond p. 3.
n.p. [Boston]: . 24 pp. 8vo. Stitched blank paper wrappers. First edition. Bidwell supported Sullivan, a Jeffersonian, against Strong, a Federalist, and governor since 1800. A few corner creases, small marginal stain, faint dampstain to one corner of a few rear leaves, one leaf with marginal tear, overall still about very good. Sabin 45604. Shaw & Shoemaker 8019.
[Washington, D.C.]: Blair and Rives, 1840. 16 pp. each. [177-192; 193-208; 241-258]. 4to. Stitched self wrappers. First edition. A Democratic party organ for the 1840 election between Van Buren and Harrison. Both Blair and Kendall were prominent Democratic party publicists, Blair being the influential editor of the Washington 'Globe' and Kendall, an ardent supporter of Andrew Jackson and United States Postmaster General during the Jackson and Martin Van Buren administrations, before he resigned on May 16, 1840, to undertake editing of the 'Extra Globe'. Includes such articles as: Manifesto against bank power in previous decade's presidential elections, as well as its contemporary role in Floridian government, and support by the Whig party; A Case Against the candidacy of General Harrison. The deconstruction of a series of letters that color him as a "black cockade Federalist" and illustrate contradictions in his rhetoric; Resolutions of the Democratic Meeting of the Workingmen of D.C.; "Whigery is Federalism"! Lengthy historical analysis of Federalists aligning their interest to preserve monarchy ideals and practices; Resolutions of the Pennsylvania Democratic Convention. a lot of outcry against Harrison being in favor of "White Slavery" and supporting the cause of Abolitionists; "Contemplated Fraud at the Elections"; "Stooping to Conquer: To the Friends of the Administration"; "Harper's Ferry" - As an illustration of "the difference between the Democratic policy and the Bank policy"; Published interview of Pres. Van Buren's stance on suffrage, preemption, abolition; Harrison & Johnson: Tenacity in adhering to misrepresentation to build up a false reputation; The Republicans of New York; Demonstrating fraud in the bank's involvement with election and particularly Whig party; Where does the money come from? Negro armed with British gold to solicit votes. Very good, overall, with scattered foxing and small marginal tears, owner's name inked in margin of two issues, one partially uncut, with large dampstain.
[Silver Spring, Md.]: . 15 pp. Double col. 8vo. Self wrappers. First edition. Signed and dated in print: Silver Spring, August 15, 1856 (earlier than the other letter with a similar title: "Republican Documents. Letter from Francis P. Blair. To my neighbors." Blair, instrumental in forming the new Republican Party and influential in securing the nomination of John C. Fremont, here wages a vicious attack on Buchanan and his allies for using a relative of Andrew Jackson to attack him. Disbound, dampstain along top corner, institutional blind stamp and rubber stamp on first page, lower forecorner of last leaf with a small chip. A good copy. Not in Sabin, Dumond, LCP. OCLC 7458101.
n.p. n.p. (1884). 48 pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. Examines the charges against Blaine who was accused of corruption and having been bribed by the Union Pacific. The charges were instrumental in the campaign and Blaine's defeat. A very good copy with light soiling on wrappers, owner's name on rear wrapper, contents clean and bright. Railway Economics: p. 11.
Washington, D.C. Hartman & Cadick, Printers, 1896. 10,  pp. Paper wrappers. First edition. Bryan's speech arguing in favor of the income tax was originally delivered on January 30, 1894, here republished with excerpts from two other speeches for the 1896 Presidential campaign which Bryan lost. A very good copy, edges browned.
Washington, D.C. National Silver Committee, 1896. 14,  pp. 8vo. Stapled self wrappers. First edition. In support of bimetallism and private property. "We do not propose to transfer the rewards of industry to the lap of indulgence. Property is and will remain the stimulus to endeavor and the compensation for toil." Includes at the end two additional pages: "Wall Street Bluff" and "Alleged Redundancy of Money." OCLC locates no copies of this printing. Edges chipped and browned, about very good.
n.p. n.p. 1896. 16 pp. 8vo. Self wrappers. First edition. In support of bimetallism and private property. "We do not propose to transfer the rewards of industry to the lap of indulgence. Property is and will remain the stimulus to endeavor and the compensation for toil." OCLC locates two printings of this speech. About very good with small chips and tears to edges, leaves browned.
n.p. [The American Protective Tariff League]:, . 16 pp. Sm. 8vo. Stapled paper wrappers. First edition. At the head of the title: 59. This was publication number 59 of The American Protective Tariff League, organized in 1885, though no mention is made of it in the document. Printed in two columns. Bryan for free trade, McKinley opposed. OCLC locates about a dozen copies, though many are either mis-dated as earlier than its actual publication date (see Economist 1896) or published later. About very good, institutional blind stamp on title, leaves browned, small tears along fore edge.
n.p. n.p. . 21 pp. 8vo. Disbound. First edition. A Democratic campaign document addressed primarily to voters of Pennsylvania and in support of James Buchanan (from the 1856 election). Disbound, lacking the wrappers, tanned extremities, 2 small punctures in the lower margin not affecting text, otherwise leaves clean; a good or better copy. Sabin 19509.
[Boston]: [E.B. Foster & Co.?], 1856. 8 pp. 8vo. Removed. Reprint. From the "Boston Courier," August 14, 1856. Choate could not attend this meeting of The Whigs of Maine, so sent in his speech which declared the first duty of the Whigs was "to defeat and dissolve the new geographical party, calling itself Republican" and to thus vote for Buchanan instead of Freemont. The new party, he argues, is not needed since, except for Kansas, none of the other territories will go slave. But if the new party does gain office he predicts that "to the fifteen States of the South, the Government will appear an alien Government... It will appear a hostile Government... And then and thus is the beginning of the end." A very good copy, two pinholes at lower margin. LCP. Afro-Americana 2297.
n.p. n.p. 1894. 4 pp. Sm. 8vo. Self wrappers. First edition. "'The best campaign document furnished the Republican party, of which we will not hear the last until the approaching canvass is ended, will be the letter of the President denouncing the Senate without exception for having framed a bill, the provisions of which are now necessary, according to the Secretary of the Treasury, to prevent the issue of interest-bearing bonds to carry on the Government.'-Senator Vest in Senate." From the Congressional Record. OCLC shows only a copy at the State Lib. Ohio. Leaves browned and edges somewhat fragile, date stamp on top margin, a good+ copy.
New York: Greeley & McElrath, 1844. 128 pp.; 16 pp. I-VIII each 16 pp. but paged continuously on in lower margin; X, 8 pp. without continuous pagination. 8vo. Disbound. Later printing. Published every second month. Includes: The Test; or Parties Tried by their Acts; The Currency; The Tariff; Life of Henry Clay; Political Abolition; Democracy; Labor and Capital; The Public Lands; and The Tariff Triumphant. No. 1 (March 1843)-no. 10 (July 1844). Lacking No.9. Removed from a larger volume else very good copies, occasional browning, damp stain or soiled spot. Sabin 14775n.
New York: Greeley & McElrath, 1844. 16 pp. 8vo. Stitched paper wrappers. First edition. The Junius tracts; no. IV. Sept. 1843. Calvin Colton 1789-1857, wrote in support of Whig policies, and in this work provides a campaign biography of Clay covering the main issues of his public life. Toned else very good, wrappers soiled, a few edges opened roughly. Sabin 14775n. Amer. Imprints 441571. Miles 168.
Republican National Committee and others, (1924). Illus. with b/w photos, drawings, and a map. Various sizes from 8 x 5.5 inches to 6 x 3.5 inches. Paper wrappers. First edition. Ten printed campaign items most from the Republican National Committee and three from the "The Home Town Coolidge Club of Plymouth, Vermont" one with the official campaign song. Includes: Liberty, Law and Leadership, an Address by Hon. Calvin Coolidge, Commencement Day Orator at the University of Vermont, June 28, 1920; The Little Kerosene Lamp; The Midnight Oath (Reprint from the Ladies' Home Journal of April, 1924); The President Speaks on Education, Address of Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States, before the National Education Association, Washington D.C., July 4, 1924; Platform of the Republican Party 1924; Foreign Relations, by Charles E. Hughes, Secretary of State; The Man Coolidge, Address of Marion L. Burton, President, University of Michigan, Placing in Nomination President Calvin Coolidge Delivered at the Republican National Convention, Cleveland, Ohio, June 12, 1924; Coolidge-Dawes Lincoln Tour; Address of Acceptance Delivered by President Coolidge at Washington, D.C., August 14, 1924. OCLC shows holdings of each item from none to 10. A nice collection. Overall very good or better copies, some with light soiling.
Washington [D.C.]: Thomas Allen, 1840. 21 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Eight editions were issued the same year in four cities. Caleb Cushing (1800-1879) was a member of Congress at the time he wrote this campaign biography. About very good, title page detached, light soiling and foxing. Sabin 18092n. Amer. Imprints 401782. Stevens: William Henry Harrison: a bibliography 757. Decker 39-172a. Eberstadt 107-159. Miles: 89 (variant).
n.p. n.p. . [1 sheet]. Illus. with 1 b/w drawing. 5 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches. An early and important political cartoon, reproduced without attribution (though everyone would have been familiar with the source) as an anti-McKinley political piece, by "the most famous cartoonist of 1896," Homer Davenport (1867-1912), which first appeared in the September 3rd, 1896 issue of the Hearst's New York Journal, shortly after Davenport and settled on his devastating image of Hanna. A potbellied Hanna, dressed in a checked suit, each checked filled with a dollar sign, is questioned by Chinese viceroy Li Hung Chang who toured the United States in 1896, while in the background is a safe marked "Syndicate" containing $118,000, the amount supposedly owed by McKinley to Hanna's business syndicate. Atop the safe is a skull marked "Labor." Below is the text: "How rich are you? Did you make any of your money reducing workingmen's wages? If the free coinage of silver would, as you say. tend to reduce the wages of workingmen, why are YOU opposed to it? Who gives you all the money you are spending now? What do you promise in return for it? How do you make Mr. McKinley do what you tell him? Will he keep on doing it when he is President? How did you get hold of him first? Do you consider that those notes are a good investment?" McKinley, a supporter of the gold standard, argued that "that high tariffs would restore prosperity." Sound familiar 120 years later? OCLC locates no copies. A very good copy with 2 creases.
New York: n.p. . 16 pp. Sm. 8vo. Stitched paper self-wrappers. First edition. The Democratic Club had recently reorganized to set it apart from municipal politics as well as to attract nonresident members to its new building. Contains a list of members and their addresses, both resident and nonresident. A good or better copy with small chips on the corners.
New York: Clarke & Co., Printers, (1884). 40 pp. 8vo. Illustrated paper wrappers. First edition. One of two variants. Also published in German and in an abbreviated version of four pages. Cleveland beat Blaine, breaking the Republican monopoly on the Presidency since Lincoln. About very good with several chips, small creases and tears to the wrappers and a few leaves. Miles 682.
Chicago: Times Steam Book and Job Printing House, 1864. 64 pp. 8vo. Stitched self wrappers. First edition. It was a raucous and divided convention with no resolution reached between the two major factions: those supporting the war and those opposing its end with a Union victory. The ticket reflected this split: Major General George B. McClellan, a war Democrat, was nominated for president (a copy of his acceptance letter is at the end of the proceedings) and George H. Pendleton, and anti-war Democrat, was nominated for vice president. Furthermore, the convention adopted a peace platform which McClellan opposed. A very good copy, scattered foxing. Howes C370. AII: Chicago Ante-fire Imprints 807. Not in Sabin.
Washington [D.C.]: Issued by the National Democratic Executive Committee; McGill & Witherow, Printers, . 24 pp. 8vo. Disbound. First edition. Very soiled, chipped and detached wrappers, Large stains to first few leaves then mainly marginal throughout, rear leaf torn, fore edge ragged, but still a complete and legible copy of this elusive campaign document. Sabin 28450. LCP. Afro-Americana 4301.
Washington [D.C.]: Published Under the Authority of the National and Jackson Democratic Association Committee, 1848. 8 pp. 8vo. Self wrappers. First edition. Though it appeared at first that the Democratic Party would be easy winners in the 1848 Presidential election, the Whigs nomination of Mexican War hero Zachary Taylor upset their plans. In this piece of campaign literature, using extracts from published correspondence and the press, positioned in two columns, under the headings "General Taylor's northern face" and "General Taylor's southern face," they attempted to expose Taylor's untruthfulness by highlighting how Taylor crafted his speeches and positions -especially on slavery, the Mexican War, and the Wilmot Proviso- to cater to his two audiences. OCLC locates 14 copies. A very good copy, small chip to upper fore corners. Sabin 11357. Not in LCP. Afro-Americana.
New York: Printed at the Daily News Job Office, 1856. 80 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. An examination of the twist and turns of the history of the two major factions of the New York Democrats along the fault line of the slavery issue from the convention of 1843 to April 1856 and the Wilmot Proviso. Scattered foxing, removed from a larger volume else very good. Sabin 54780. LCP. Afro-Americana, 7113.