First edition of Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield, by James G. Blaine.
Thick octavo, [two volumes], xiii, , 646pp; xiv, , 724pp. Brown morocco, titles in gilt over red morocco, raised bands with gilt-ruled lines. Marbled leaf ends. Frontispiece portraits, tissue covered, opposite title pages. 14 illustrated plates (including frontispiece). Clean text. An exceptional copy of this important historical work.
James G. Blaine (1830-1893) was Speaker of the House (1869-1875), Senator from Maine (1876-1881), Secretary of State (1881, 1889-1892) and Republican nominee for President in 1884, losing to Grover Cleveland.