John Hanson, Our First President
New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam`, 1932. First edition. Frontispiece portrait after the painting by Charles Willson Peale, facsimiles. Hardcover. Octavo. x, 140 pages. Bound in light brown paper over boards with title labels on spine and upper board. Minor extremity rubs, some light toning to interior. Jacket has a few closed edge tears, associated creases, shallow chips, and minor extremity rubs. Near fine in a near very good dust jacket.
An important early biography of John Hanson, a Marylander, who was the first person elected "President of the United States in Congress Assembled," on November 5, 1781. This was eight years prior to the election of George Washington under the Constitution.
An attractive copy of this history of Hanson, an important and overlooked Maryland and national figure. Scarce in dust jacket.