Hard Cover. [Albany]: Delivered at the Capitol at Albany, New York, Wednesday, August 22, 1928, 1928. First Edition. Near Fine.
Limited edition of 500 copies, this copy being number 39. Finely bound in dark brown polished morocco, boards decoratively ruled in gilt, five raised bands to spine, gray and white marbled paper doublures and endpapers, blue silk ribbon present, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed; with a frontispiece portrait of the author. A near fine copy with some fading to the leather, light wear to extremities, offsetting to the inner margin of first free leaf. Overall, a beautiful copy. Four-time governor of New York and Democratic nominee for the 1928 Presidential election, Alfred E. Smith was a well-known New York political figure. In this speech, he highlights that his aim in running for president is to represent and maintain contact with the people of the United States, suggesting that the opposing party has lost focus on their constituents in favor of material gains. Like many other New York based politicians, he was linked to the Tammany Hall political group, which carried an enormous amount of sway in politics at the time, and supported Smith in his race for governor and for President.