New York & Boston: J. B. Ford & Co. and H. A. Brown & Co., 1868. Hardcover. 8vo (8.8 in, 22.4 cm).  i-xvi, 17-624  pp.; port., illus. Index.
First edition: Prolific editor, staunch antislavery advocate, and politician, Horace Greeley (1811-1872) founded the unprecedentedly successful New-York Tribune and thereby championed many causes and reforms. Greeley supported slum dwellers, women's rights, and labor unions and opposed the Mexican War and capital punishment. His most persistent crusade was the abolition of slavery. Horace Greeley was an influential advocate of emancipation. After the Civil War, Greeley supported full equality for blacks and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments.
Sabin 28491. Whitman, American Reformers. Publisher's pebbled green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, gilt centerpiece to front cover and centerpiece in blind to rear cover. Top edge brown as tinted. Clean and bright full-page illustrations with tissue guards; in-text as well. Brown coated endpapers. Spine ends lightly rubbed, top edge tint lightly flaking. Exceptionally well-preserved, tight, and clean first edition. Near fine. Item #1086