2 volumes rebound in modern beige buckram, with new large spine labels. The endpapers are newer and there are no original cover wraps. The gilt lettered spine labels are on a black background and read " U.S. House / Investigation Of / Government / Contracts / Part I (II)". In Vol. 1, pages 1-136 are titled "Governments Contracts; pages 137-147 are "Journal of the Committee"; 2 pages of "Index To Evidence"; pages starting at number one again are: pages 1-118 "Testimony in reference to The Steamer Cataline"; pages 119-169 are "Testimony in reference to Hides, Tallow, and Cattle"; pages 171-188 are "Purchase of Horses and Wagons"; pages 189-248 are "The Purchase of Arms"; pages 249-361 are "The Purchase of Vessels and Navy Supplies", pages 363-1,109 are "Testimony in reference to The Purchase of Army Supplies". In Vol. 2, pages i-lxxxiv are "Government Contracts"; xiv pages of "Journal of the Committee"; and followed by Part II of "Testimony - Purchase of Army Supplies" being pages 1-1,611; followed by pages 1,613-1,615 being an Index. One page towards the end of this volume has a closed tear through the page but with no loss of text, with some chipping to some other pages' margins. Both volumes are very clean, are tightly bound and have very clean and tightly bound pages. The books measure about 6 inches by 9 inches (Vol. 2 being 9-1/4 inches) and are about a combined 7 inches thick. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Government Contracts, Report of the Special ...
Publication Date: 1862
Binding: Hard Covers
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition
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