Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, Printers, 1849. First Edition. Printed self-wraps. 44pp; slight foxing; removed, spine reinforced with archival paper. 8.5" x 5.5" Good. Item #035875
William Bradford Reed (1806-1876) became a Whig, served in the Pennsylvania Senate and as District Attorney of Philadelphia, wrote and taught history at the University of Pennsylvania, etc. The topic of this Oration is the observance of George Washington's birthday, with some account of the early days of Zachary Taylor's administration, &c.