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Bigelow's biography of Fremont 1856  

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Memoir of the Life and Public Services of John Charles Fremont; Including an Account of His Explorations, Discoveries and Adventures

Bigelow, John

New York

Derby & Jackson



480 pp. Steel-engraved frontispiece portrait & 8 wood-engraved plates. (8vo), original blindstamped green cloth, spine gilt. First Edition. 

Biography of the renowned 'Pathmarker' published as he was poised to run for President of the United States, containing accounts of his expeditions to the West. Wagner-Camp notes: "This work is considered to be one of the best of several campaign biographies to appear after John C. Fremont was nominated as the first Republican candidate for the Presidency. It is thought to have been taken from documents other than those which furnished the background for the Fremont Memoirs. Letters of Mrs. Jessie Benton Fremont...indicate that she assembled the material for Bigelow..."  Cowan p.52; Graff 296; Sabin 5306; Wagner-Camp 271a.

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Light bumps with a bit of rubbing at spine ends; toning to endpapers, clipping pinned to flyleaf, a few stains, mild wave to leaves; very good or better.

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