Offer of the Tribune. Horace Greeley.
Offer of the Tribune

Rare lithograph prospectus with the accompanying broadside

Offer of the Tribune

New York: The Tribune, 1845. Broadside lithographed prospectus, 11" x 8.5", after a manuscript letter in Greeley's hand requesting the recipient resubscribe, the final issue of the current subscription (1373) entered in manuscript. Old folds, some staining, but no tears or wear. The prospectus reads in part, "The coming year will be politically one of the most important in the history of our country and it is believed that an increased circulation of The Tribune will do much towards the correct decision in the next Presidential Election. If you can induce honest and moderate Democrats especially of the Laboring class to read The Tribune for one year; many of them will vote right in the coming contest. If such are not willing to subscribe for The Tribune can you not induce some of your more wealthy Republicans to subscribe for them?" Also included is a tall letterpress broadside, 11½" x 4" titled A portrait of Mr. Greeley and concerning engraved portraits given to subscribers as a bonus. Old folds, else fine. Both together with the original postal cover, addressed to J. B. White of Butler Ill. Jacob B. White was an alumnus of Dartmouth College, married Mary Westcott of Rhode Island, and moved to Illinois to practice medicine. No record of either item found in OCLC. Item #57673

Price: $1,800.00

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