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A life of Gen. Zachary Taylor; comprising a narrative of events connected with his professional career, derived from public documents and private correspondence.

Fry, J. Reese.

Published by Grigg, Elliot & Co., Philadelphia, 1847
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First edition of this admiring biography, hastily compiled and sped to market both to capitalize on Taylor's popularity and to support his presidential campaign?the preface notes that "Only eighteen months have elapsed, since his ability as a commander began to be generally recognized." 12mo (19.5 cm, 7.625"). 332, 12 (adv.) pp.; 8 engr. plts., 3 maps. Sabin 26099. Publisher's blind-stamped black textured cloth, spine simply gilt-stamped, binding showing wear over all extremities. Front pastedown with very small bookplate, central name portion removed; library stamp to inner margin of advertisement page. Plates browned; pages with a few scattered spots. Bookseller Inventory # 3895

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Title: A life of Gen. Zachary Taylor; comprising a ...

Publisher: Grigg, Elliot & Co., Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1847

Edition: 1st Edition

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