DescriptionMartin Van Buren: Original Bound Volume of the 1840 Albany The Rough-Hewer Campaign Newspaper. "Devoted to the Support of the Democratic Principles of Jefferson." The first insert is a rare "Specimen Number," a mock-up version published on January 18, 1840, to solicit subscribers and advertisers. Following are thirty-eight weekly issues running through October 30. The paper then skips to December 24 for the final issue, No. 39, which as promised in the prospectus is devoted entirely to reporting the election returns. Each issue of the paper is devoted entirely to campaign politics. Seven issues for the period after Richard Johnson was selected as Van Buren's vice presidential running mate feature large electoral tickets on the front pages. Minor to moderate foxing scattered throughout, but otherwise in good condition. Each newspaper measures 9 ½" x 13 1/2".
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