Handbook of the Administrations of the United States; Comprising a Synopsis of the Leading Political Events in American History, from the Inauguration of Washington to the Present Period also a Record of Contemporaneous English History

Boston and New York: Lee & Shepard / Lee, Shepard and Dillingham 1871. First Edition. 222 pages. 4 1/4 x 6 inches. Publisher's green cloth gilt. Frontipiece is a (faded) mounted photograph showing Presidents of the United States. Hinge cracking after front flyleaf. Occasional spotting internally, smudge underneath inscription. Good. Cloth. [27186]

This copy is unusual as it has been used as an advertising vehicle. The front board has an embossed giilt advertisement for Geo. W. Chipman & Co, Nos. 93 Court and 5 Hanover St, Boston, showing a man on a wagon hauling boxes, each with a city destination, noting "Chipman's Anti-Moth Sewed Carpet Lining, EN ROUTE FOR" above. This copy also with an inscription on the verso of the front flyleaf: "Hon J. P. Bishop complements of the Season Dec 25, [18]71 G.W. Chipman"

The inscription is to JP Bishop, a Cleveland judge and member of the Ohio bar. GW Chipman was the owner of the carpet concern using this book as an advertising vehicle.


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