History of the Antislavery Measures of the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth United-States Congresses, 1861-1864

Boston, (MA): Walker, Wise and Co., 1864. First edition. 8vo. 384 pp. Signed by the author on the front endpaper "Henry Wilson / Washington Dec. 14th 1864," with "A.H. Byington / from" written above in another hand. Wilson (1812-1875; 18th Vice-President of the United States, 1873-1875), a radical Republican, served in the United States Senate, 1855-1873; in addition to this book, he also wrote History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power (3 volumes, 1872-1877). Byington (1826-1910), a Connecticut native, became congressional correspondent for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune and earned quite a reputation as a war correspondent, being the first to deliver news of the outcomes of both battles at Bull Run and at Gettysburg. Not in Work. LCP/HSP Afro-Americana 11287. Blockson catalogue 9522. Old light tideline at lower corner, but a good solid copy with a nice association. Original green cloth (rubbed, spine ends a little frayed), gilt spine title (dull). (#8202). Item #61259

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