[United States Congress]. The Congressional Globe. Francis Preston Blair; John C. Rives; Franklin Rives; George A. Bailey (Compilers). Washington: Blair & Rives, 1833-1873. (1st Session, 23rd Congress through 2nd Session, 42nd Congress) December 2, 1833-March 3, 1873. Reprint Buffalo, N.Y. : W.S. Hein, 2007. Cloth. Complete set, 46 volumes in 109 books (1833-1873) plus 2-disc DVD. USD 23, 495. The Set, 46 volumes in 109 books (1833-1873) USD 22, 995. Individual vols. available at USD 250. 2-disc DVD Edition only USD 3, 995. Per Volume * The Congressional Globe is the third in a series of four publications containing the debates of Congress (The Globe was preceded by the Annals of Congress, and the Register of Debates, and was succeeded by the Congressional Record. Although widely distributed when originally published, most sets are now becoming very brittle and may be incomplete. During the period of The Congressional Globe, the U.S. Congress faced increasingly complex issues as the young nation's economy began to expand as a result of the Industrial Revolution and a growing population. Pressure to distribute the nation's prosperity equally, combined with a desire for territorial expansion, regional differences related to foreign trade, and the continuing debate over slavery pushed the nation to Civil War. As a result, the role of Congress changed considerably during this time period, with new laws on homesteading, railroads, banking and land-grant colleges laying the foundation for the post-Civil War era. Reconstruction brought tremendous achievements as well as additional tensions; with the first African-American Congressman and the first impeachment of a President. Adapted from Dec. 14, 2006.
Fair. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall Bound in period 3/4 brown calf over marbled boards, spine stamped in gilt (heavy wear; text foxed with some creasing and wear; punctures to front cover penetrating first 100 pages of text). Includes February 18-March 2nd, 1867, plus Appendix of Laws, etc.
Quarto; g+/none; HB, half-bound in brown leather with gilt text and marbled boards; official Congressional newspaper on the proceedings and debates of Congress, reprinted and bound as a single volume; each page has triple columns, small type; heavy shelf wear and bumping, edges of boards and corners rubbed and frayed, top and bottom of spine torn from binding, leather dry and cracked, spot staining and soiling to cover, front and rear hinges torn and weakened, light abrading to boards, light toning and foxing to pages and page edges, text block clean and tightly bound, ex library; 896 pp; else very good. Rockville.
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