New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1866. FIRST EDITION. Frontispiece portrait. Brown cloth with blind-stamped boards, rubbed and scuffed; small rubber stamp to contents page. Inscribed by J. Coddington on the front free end-paper. Item #12414
First edition. Coddington, a free soil democrat from New York, worked for Van Buren, a friend of his father's. Ultimately he became a representative to the state legislature. Apparently he was a well-known orator, and this work highlights the best of his speeches, including a eulogy to Lincoln delivered in Charleston, South Carolina on May 6, 1865.