Springfield, Ill. Union Publishing Company, 1884. B&W Lithographs. First Edition. Cloth. Thick 8vo, brown textured cloth with blindstamped border rules, gold lettering on spine & blind-stamped publisher's initials on front cover, illustrated with B&W plates of Republican sites; tables of statistics, laid-in & affixed with two reproductions of Republican ribbon tickets, tan endpapers with leaf motif, all page edges stained red by publisher for protection, 623 pages. 2 lbs. 8 oz. Very Good / None. Item #5919
Frank Abial Flower (1854–1910) was an editor at various newspapers, an author, and government official. He wrote many history books, several related to Wisconsin and leading Republicans of his era. His book on the history of the Republican Party, which started in Wisconsin, was published in 1884.
SUPERIOR COPY: Solid, clean, with unfoxed illustrations. Pages are clean with uniform moderate age-toning. No previous ownership marks.