1888. Item #71837
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE. CAMPAIGN TEXT BOOK OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES, FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1888. New York: Brentanos, 1888. xvi,656 pp. Octavo. Original printed paper wrappers bound in a library binding of brown cloth and marbled boards, with a hand-lettered spine label. A few library stamps and pencil markings within, but nothing excessive, and the usual marks to the binding. Tiny nicks to a few leaves, else internally clean. In a solid binding, though moderately soiled and rubbed. A publication of the Democratic Party outlining the platform of incumbent President Grover Cleveland which featured lower tariffs. Although he won popular support at the polls on the issue, he lost the electoral vote to Benjamin Harrison. (He was re-elected in 1892, chiefly with the support of those irritated by the high McKinley Tarriff Act of 1890.) Cleveland's letter of acceptance of the Democratic nomination for president is printed on pp. ix-xvi. An ucommon title.