Walter R. Houghton. History of American Politics (Non-Partisan), Embracing A History of the Federal Government and of Political Parties in the Colonies and United States from 1607 to 1882. Indianapolis: F. T. Neely and Co., 1883.

    Octavo. x, 550 pages. Illustrated with colored engravings, most of which fold out.

    Full leather binding with gilt-stamped black leather label to spine. Marbled endpapers. Foxing to page edges and scattered throughout. Penciled owner's name, dated 1884, to a blank preliminary page. The large accordion fold-out plate titled "Diagram of the History of Political Parties in the United States" (35 x 7.75 inches) shows some foxing and light waterstains to obverse. Leather shows light wear, but binding is sound. Very good condition.

    A look at American politics, with in-depth chapters on every president through the beginning of Chester A. Arthur's administration. Surprisingly scarce.

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