Washington, D.C. 1864.
Original Sewn Wrappers. Two campaign pamphlets criticizing George Pendleton, who ran as the ‘Copperhead’ vice-presidential candidate in 1864 against Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. The ‘Copperhead’ party favored peace with the Confederacy, a platform the pamphlets lambast: “[They] encourage the armed enemies of the country, and [...] foster secession and treason of all kinds and grades.” The other: “A few base and infamous men in the North have sometimes undertaken the ignoble task of excusing the traitors.” The final page of The Great Surrender states “there is but two months between this and the election,” dating this publication to August or September of 1864. Pendleton’s Democratic ticket was soundly defeated, winning only 21 of 233 electoral votes. Minor horizontal creasing. Eight page pamphlet. Very Good condition. Housed in an elaborate black buckram slipcase, with a red leather label on the spine.
Very Good binding.