New York: Hurd *& Houghton, 1866. First Edition. Cloth. 4 3/4 X 7 1/8 Inches. 359 PP. Very Good. Item #5828
First printing in the preferred brown cloth binding. Gilt title stamping to spine. Carpenter penned this book after the assassination of Lincoln and his six month stay at the White House during which he painted the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation which now hangs in the U.S. Capital Building. Carpenter mixes his own personal observations with stories and anecdotes in an effort to provide a greater glimpse at the happenings in the White House in 1864. Endpapers are evenly toned from publisher adhesive it would appear. PO gift tag dated 1866 tipped in at front alonside additional gift note dated 1887. Light wear and toning, but a rather nice copy overall.