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The Great Battle for Protection and Sound Money Led by Hon. Wm. McKinley; Including His life; his work in the Halls of Congress; his masterly arguments for sound statesmanship and sound money

by Halstead, Murat, and Melville Phillips

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  • Seller Inventory #: 002750
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Edgewood Publishing Company
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • Date published: 1897

Philadelphia: Edgewood Publishing Company, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good. Title page continues: "his letter of acceptance and inaugural address; also biographical sketches of the members of his cabinet and plans of the administration. . . . It contains a Chapter by Hon. John Sherman, and an Introduction by Hon. Chaucey M. Depew." 518 p.: frontispiece portrait of President William McKinley and 36 full-page photographs (included in pagination), 2 full-page maps; 21 cm. Publisher's red-brown cloth with gilt- and black-stamped spine title and illustration, and gilt- and black-stamped cover title and illustration. Green floral endpapers. Copyright by M.J. Coghlan. First Edition. In 1896, before the presidential election, Edgewood Publishing Company published Life and Distinguished Services of Hon. Wm. McKinley and the Great Issues of 1896 (21 chapters and 501 pages, with a frontispiece and 30 photographs), which is widely available. However, in 1897, following William McKinley's election to the presidency, Edgewood Publishing hurried into print this updated publication, with a new cover and title: The Great Battle for Sound Money Led by Wm. McKinley (23 chapters and 518 pages, with a frontispiece and 36 photographs). The two additional chapters found here are: Chapter 22: McKinley's Inaugural Address: A Lofty Appeal to All Patriotic Americans for the Prompt Solution of the Great and Pressing Problems of the National Government and Chapter 23: McKinley's Cabinet: Wise and Distinguished Men Who will Aid in the Affairs of State. The 6 additional photographs are of members of the new administration: Joseph M'Kenna, Attorney General; Lyman J. Gage, Secretary of the Treasury; Russell A. Alger, Secretary of War; James A. Gary, Postmaster General; John D. Long, Secretary of the Navy; and James Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture. Extremely scarce. In Very Good Condition: corners rubbed and bumped; ends of spine frayed; pages and illustrations are clean, bright, and tight.