by (Clay) Swain, James (Barrett) editor (1820-1895)
New York: Greeley & McElrath, Tribune Buildings, 1843. 2 volumes. 8vo. Portrait, illus. 307, xxvi; illus., fascimile letter, 597pp. Three quarter tan leather and marbled boards, endpapers, and edges. Spine with raised bands and gilt decoration, red leather title and volume labels stamped in gilt. Very good. Swain had been Clay's secretary and his biography is one of the few contemporary accounts. Swain would learn the printing trade from Horace Greeley. (Inventory #: 61425)
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