This is an interesting old book, published in 1994 in Springfield Illinois by the author, entitled The Breaking of the Deadlock. It is the story of the 1903-1904 contest for the Republican nomination for Governor of Illinois, which was a long drawn out campaign, and it includes the proceedings and inner happenings of the State Convention that lasted almost a month because of the deadlock. It is a hardcover volume with over 181 illustrations and a wonderfully decorated cover. There are 441 total pages and they are clean and tight with minimal foxing and a strong binding. There is some wear on the spine and back cover and minor wear on the front cover, overall, though, this book is in very good condition.