The Life of Major-General William Henry Harrison: Comprising a Brief Account of His Important Civil and Military Services, and an Accurate Description of the Council at Vincennes with Tecumseh, as well as the Victories of Tippecanoe, Fort Meigs and the Thames. William Henry Harrison.

The Life of Major-General William Henry Harrison: Comprising a Brief Account of His Important Civil and Military Services, and an Accurate Description of the Council at Vincennes with Tecumseh, as well as the Victories of Tippecanoe, Fort Meigs and the Thames

Philadelphia: Grigg & Elliot and T. K. & P. G. Collins, 1840. First Edition. Black & white plates. Hardcover. Octavo. 93 pages. Fine. Printed green paper over boards with minor edge wear. Contemporaneous oval ownership stamp of Richard Watson appears twice on title page. Mild foxing to endpapers. Well preserved copy.

Campaign biography for William Henry Harrison in the 1840 presidential election. Harrison would win the election, but he died just a month after taking office. He was the first president to die in office, and his term remains the shortest. This edition has a portrait frontispiece and 3 other plates. Publisher advertisement occupies the outside of the lower board. Scarce. MILES 131; see also HOWES H246 and SABIN 30585 (though both describe copies with 96 pages and an additional plate--likely later variants).

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