Boston: Wilson & Damrell, 1848.
First Edition. Wraps. Wraps. Approx. 9" x 5.5". Stitched wraps with title on outer wrap and printed heading on the rear wrapper, "Magnitude of the Question!" Double column text. A few scattered brown spots to contents. Light creases and edge wear to paper. Contents concern the nomination of Whig candidate Zachary Taylor and the Wilmot Proviso. The Wilmot Proviso would prohibit expansion of slavery in the newly acquired territories after the Mexican War. General Taylor, a Southerner, Mexican War hero, Whig and Louisiana slave holder, was seen by the author as a proponent of expanding slavery. However, Taylor had expressed his view that he would not veto the Wilmot Proviso if he was elected. To the surprise of many who supported him in the south Taylor took anti slavery positions during his short term in office.
Not in Sabin. Very good. Item #13505