Half polished calf and marbled boards, rubbed at corners and joints, spine sunned. Interior lightly soiled, otherwise a fine copy. This scarce political pamphlet was printed by the Democrats as'Document No. 12'. It consists of a correspondence between Lincoln and Grant to show Lincoln's full support of him, a series of correspondence between Lincolnand McClellan to show how Lincoln interfered with him, and a collection of quotes to give the impression that Lincoln was sowing the seeds of disunion through his actions. The pamphlet was produced to show how McClellan's lack of success was at the hands of Lincoln and his policies and that Lincoln was unworthy of true non-partisan leadership. An interesting anti-Lincoln item. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Lincoln's treatment of Gen. Grant, Mr. ...
Publication Date: 1864
Book Description (printed by Thomas R. Dawley) 13 Park Row, and at all Democratic Newspaper Offices, 1864]., [New York:, 1864. 8vo. [8 pp (unpaginated).], bound into mostly blank volume. Half-calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, raised bands on spine, red, black & gilt morocco spine labels (minor scuffing, wear to corners), still VG copy, from the library of noted New York City book collector, Thomas Bell with his bookplate designed by Nancy Barnhart on front pastedown, who was noted for his impressive library devoted mostly to Americana, with many titles on Lincoln, and sold at Anderson Galleries Auction in 1917. First edition of this scarce Democratic Party Copperhead influenced presidential campaign pamphlet perpetuating the complaints of mistreatment by Democratic candidate and former Civil War general George B. McClellan. This piece appears to have been published at the height of the Cold Harbor campaigns by the Union Army under command of Lieut. General Ulysses S. Grant, which were suffering heavy casualties, and significant blows to northern morale during the Civil War. The opening letter from President Lincoln denotes his complete confidence in Grant for the 1864 campaigns. In contrast, McClellan has presented all of the attempts by Lincoln to encourage move troops, and override orders from General as commander of the Union Army. In addition, the Democratic ticket under McClellan wanted to negotiate with the Confederates immediately and place the agreement before the voters. Subsequent Documents included further charges against President Lincoln's arbitrary arrests, corruption and frauds, Republican opinions about Lincoln and more. Dawley was self-styled as the Publisher to the Million, and established himself at 13 and 15 Park Row as the "cheapest printer in the world," whose most successful Civil War publication was the best seller, Incidents of American Camp Life. See: Nicolay & Hay, Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, Bibliography, No. 271; Philip R. Bishop, Princes May Compete For, But Only Huntingtons Can Buy, Endpapers (2012), pp. 14-16. Seller Inventory # 54101