1840 · Philadelphia
Fifth edition of this campaign biography, a => greatly expanded version of Jackson's The life of Major-General William Henry Harrison: comprising a brief account of his important civil and military services, and an accurate description of the council at Vincennes with Tecumseh, as well as the victories of Tippecanoe, Fort Meigs and the Thames, that had appeared earlier in 1840, prior to Harrison's candidacy.
=> Needless to say, the emphasis is on his military career with much about native Americans.
The text is unillustrated, but the front cover has a => central medallion bust of Harrison in gold.
Provenance: Author's presentation copy? "Joseph Barclay Esq., from the author" in ink on the first blank page after the front free endpaper. In an appropriately contemporary style hand.
Binding: Publisher's brown textured cloth, front and rear boards stamped with blind corner devices and front board with a large bust of Harrison in gold in a circle and with his rank and name in gilt below. Cloth not in Krupp but closely related to her Wav1.
Sabin 35422. On binding cloth, see: Krupp, Bookcloth in England and America, 1823–50. Publisher's textured purplish-brown cloth, covers embossed with border rules and foliate corner pieces to frame the gilt image of "General Harrison" as above. A very good copy, light sun-fading to spine; the usual foxing. (Inventory #: 36557)