Lot 7 of 565:
From Canal Boy to President, 2 copies  

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From Canal Boy to President, or The Boyhood and Manhood of James A. Garfield - 2 copies in variant cloth

Alger, Horatio, Jr.

New York

John R. Anderson



2 volumes. Includes:

  • From Canal Boy to President. (12mo) original green cloth stamped in black, lettered in gilt. First Edition, early state.
  • From Canal Boy to President. (12mo) original brown cloth stamped in black, lettered in gilt. First Edition, early state.

A tribute to James A. Garfield written in three weeks, following the president's death. "So great was the rush to get the story into print that the pressmen inadvertently transposed pages 266 and 288." Gardner, pp. 74-5.

Lot Amendments

Rubbing with light fraying at ends of slightly leaning spines, rubbing light soiling to cloth; front hinges cracked; very good.

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