New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers, 1880. First Edition. Wrappers. 12mo, (7 1/4" x 5"), wrappers with typographic titles, 46 pages:
Plus laid in: an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED boldly by Swinton in ink; dated 6/9/1893 addressed to Dr. Alex MacAlister of New York (with accompanying 2-page letter in Swinton's hand [5 1/8" x 7 7/8"]) mentioning a photograph of WALT [Whitman] sent to him by the doctor, to whom Swinton has sent this copy of his TRAVELS (with postal cancelllation "Jun 9 / 8 PM)"). Good. Item #5192
John Swinton (1829–1901) was a Scottish-American journalist, newspaper publisher, chief editorial writer of the NY Times (in the 1860's), and an orator. John Swinton's Paper became one of the most prominent American labor newspapers of the 1880s. In his TRAVELS during 1880, Swinton mentions interesting aspects of life in Paris and London plus his contacts with important authors Victor Hugo, Thomas Carlyle, and Karl Marx, whom he interviewed.
SCARCE pamphlet: somewhat fragile though holding; no internal marks or annotations; moderate soil and toning; some nicks, wear, and chipping to its periphery. We have left a tattered glassine partial wrapper as possibly original.
The ALS by Swinton (2pp.) has 2 horizontal folds, some age-toning, and seems fragile. Its envelope also has age toning and postal cancellations.