New Haven: Yale University Press, 1925. First edition. Frontispiece portraits. Publisher's cloth over boards. Octavos. [x], 650 and [viii], -1283 pages. Near fine set bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine titles. Some light wear to exteriors, slight bump to top fore corner of volume II upper board. Small prior owner book label at top fore corner of each front pastedown. Hinges sound. Excellent set.
The life of James A. Garfield, as revealed in his own letters, journals, reminiscences, and speeches. Garfield's extensive papers were systematically organized and classified by his former secretary, Joseph Stanley-Brown, following his death, and then safely stored by the Garfield family for the next 30 years. Smith was then given access to them for this definitive work.
An excellent source on Garfield and his contemporaries.