19 May 2006
[MCKINLEY, William]. LONG, John D., editor. The Republican Party; Its History, Principles, and Policies. New York: M. H. Hazen 1888.
Thick 8vo (9 x 6 in.), 427pp., engraved portrait of Lincoln as frontispiece, other engravings. Publisher's maroon cloth, gilt title vignette of Lincoln and a freed slave on upper cover (light rubbing). Quarter red morocco gilt slipcase.
FIRST EDITION, A PRESENTATION COPY, BOLDLY INSCRIBED in ink on front blank: "To Mr Chas. H. Evans With the Compliments of Wm. Mckinley Jany. 11/89."
An anthology of pertinent essays by a number of noted Republicans including Henry Cabot Lodge and Congressman McKinley, who contributed an article strongly endorsing "The Protective Tariff." Also printed here are the Republican Party platform for 1888 and a glowing biography of William Henry Harrison, the Party's 1888 presidential nominee.
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