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The Proclamation of Emancipation By the President of the United States, To Take Effect January 1st, 1863

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM] .

Published by n.p. [Boston]: [John Murray Forbes], [1862] (1862)

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Item Description: n.p. [Boston]: [John Murray Forbes], [1862], 1862. First edition in book or pamphlet form; 32mo.; 7 pages; wrappers; Monaghan 147; Eberstadt 7: "The only edition of the preliminary proclamation issued in pamphlet form." Slight creasing; a fine copy of a rare book. Issued by Boston industrialist John Murray Forbes, said to be one of a million copies printed for distribution to blacks by Union troops (see Letters and Recollections of John Murray Forbes. Boston, 1899). That number seems highly unlikely given the booklet's rarity; Eberstadt located six copies, including his own; six copies are located by OCLC; only two have appeared at auction in the last 25 years, and we have seen fewer than a handful elsewhere in the market. The Proclamation freed slaves only in those states, or parts of those states, which were in rebellion to the Union; a controversial half-measure: half too much for conservatives; half too little for abolitionists. While of doubtful constitutionality (a defect cured by eventual amendment), it was an important strategic, political and moral decision by Lincoln in secret from his divided cabinet. It did have the effect of undercutting foreign support for the Confederacy, particularly by the cotton-hungry British, and it eventually led to the recruitment of black Union regiments. Forbes was an abolitionist who contributed to raising those troops, including the famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteers. Bookseller Inventory # 21531

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Proclamation of Thanksgiving.

LINCOLN, Abraham

Published by [n.p.],, Massachusetts: (1863)

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Item Description: [n.p.],, Massachusetts:, 1863. FIRST EDITION. Broadside. 28 x 20 inches. Mounted on cloth, folded in quarters, minor splitting a center fold; light soiling and edgewear with minor chips (without loss of text), very light annotations in ink on verso (visible to recto right margin). Overall an excellent example of this rare and important broadside. First printing of the first proclamation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. This original broadside produced in Massachusetts is formatted in two halves, the top being Governor John A. Andrew's announcement of Lincoln's Proclamation dated July 27, 1863, and the bottom being Lincoln's actual proclamation dated July 15, 1863, announcing that August 6 shall be set aside as a National Day of Thanksgiving. Though the exact printing date is unknown, it can be assumed that it was printed within the week following July 27.Thanksgiving was observed as a holiday since colonial times and each state would set aside its own day for celebration. This proclamation was the first time that the holiday would be celebrated on a set day nationwide, making it the first observed Thanksgiving as a national holiday.Later the same year, on October 3, 1863, Lincoln made a second proclamation again announcing Thanksgiving as a holiday, but this time in November, a date closer to the time most states had been celebrating it in the past. This earlier proclamation is actually the first time Thanksgiving was given national status, but because the second proclamation was widely accepted, the knowledge of this earlier one has been somewhat forgotten, making this piece a rare and important document in the annals of American history.Though this broadside is for the State of Massachusetts, no other broadsides from any other states announcing this date are known to exist, and only three other copies of this rare document are located through OCLC. Bookseller Inventory # 11224

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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln; a collection of presidential material including vellum document signed by Lincoln as President, and further documents signed by Johnson as President.

LINCOLN, Abraham, JOHNSON, Andrew, BOLTON, Capt. John T, OLDROYD, Osborn H.]

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Item Description: Six related items, all finely mounted, comprising; 1.Regimental Document, 1pp., 15 x 10 inches printed on heavy paper, handwritten in spaces, concerning the appointment of John T. Bolton to First Sargeant in the New Jersey Volunteers, 15th September 1862. Some creasing and folds, light soiling, very good. 2. [LINCOLN, Abraham] Document, 1pp., approx 19 x 16 printed on vellum, Presidential title, elaborately engraved with eagle above text and military apparatus below. Concerns the appointment of Bolton to Second Lieutenant in the Veteran Reserve Corps. Dated 1st August, 1864. Signed by President Lincoln and the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. Printed text, handwritten name and date. With blue wax seal, and marginal notes in red ink from Adjutant General's office, some light soiling, folding, creases, very good. 3. [JOHNSON, Andrew] Document, 1pp., approx 19 x 16 inches printed on vellum, Presidential title as above. Concerns the appointment of John T Bolton to First Lieutenant for gallant and meritous services during the war. Dated 10th May 1866. Signed by President Johnson (a stamped signature, as was his method due to a weakened hand) and Stanton as Secretary of War. Printed text, handwritten name and date. With blue wax seal, and marginal notes in red ink, some light soiling, area of browning to top left, folding creases with one small hole, very good. 4. [JOHNSON, Andrew] Document 1pp., as above in format, for the appointment of Bolton to Captain. Dated 11th July 1866. Stamped signature of President Johnson and Stanton as Secretary of War. 5. OLDROYD, Osborn H. Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. 1901. 8vo. pp. 305, with advert and folding map. Some creasing to first few leaves else very good in brown cloth, titled in gilt. First Edition. 6. OLDROYD, Osborn H. Typed letter. 1pp., dated 1914, addressed to Bolton, requesting first hand accounts of the assassination (Bolton was on duty at Ford's Theatre that evening). Signed by the author. The material is archivally mounted and collected in an elegant half-leather clamshell box in elephant folio size. A striking presentation. John T. Bolton was a respected soldier and this is a good documentation of his progression through the ranks. Bolton was present when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and it is understood from the family that he had applied for a position in the president's personal security team and that this was being considered at the time of the assassination. Bookseller Inventory # 36857

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Document Signed

Lincoln, Abraham.

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Item Description: Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. ("Abraham Lincoln"), in black ink, Washington, February 10, 1862. Folio. Partially printed document on vellum accomplished in a secretarial hand. Blue wafer seal intact. Lincoln's signature is dark. Appointment of Ethan A[llen] Hitchcock to the rank of Major General of Volunteers. Boldly co-signed by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, and Adjutant General L. Thomas (a few small holes at the folds, else fine, fresh and dark). Lincoln (1809-65), 16th President of the United States (1861-65) and one of the most important figures in American history. Hitchcock (1798-1870), Graduated West Point in 1817; served in Florida war; later with Winfield Scott in Mexico. He was commissioned Major-General of Volunteers (as per this document) in 1862 and rendered many valuable services to Lincoln's administration and the Union Army (see Basler's Lincoln for numerous references to him). Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 600008

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Autograph Endoresment Signed ("A. Lincoln")

LINCOLN, Abraham.

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Item Description: Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. in black ink as President, Washington, D.C., December 23, 1863. Six lines plus signature and date, on verso of the integral blank of an Autograph Letter Signed from General John M. Schofield, Washington, D.C., December 23, 1863. 8vo. 2 pages. Fine, fresh example, dark and clean. In his letter, Schofield addresses his commander in chief deferentially: "Mr. President, I desire simply to ask you if I may be absent from Washington a few days pending the settlement of my affairs, I wish to spend Christmas day with my relatives at West Point. If there is any reason for my remaining here of course I do not wish to go." On verso, Lincoln writes: "Not the slightest objection to Gen. Schofield's visiting West Point, so that he be in call by Telegraph." This letter serves as an interesting footnote to the long-simmering problem in Missouri, where Schofield had been in command. A slave state, Missouri had seethed with pro and anti-slavery conflicts, and was terrorized by armed bands of southern sympathizers. Schofield and the provisional governor had engaged in bitter jurisdictional quarrels until all factions finally united to criticize Schofield for his "high-handed" administration and demand his removal. In early December 1863, a congressman who had visited Missouri told Lincoln first hand of Schofield's increasing difficulties, prompting the President on December 11 to telegraph a simple order to Schofield: "Please come see me at once." After his White House interview, Lincoln recommended that Schofield be promoted to major general, transferred, and Rosecrans appointed to take his place. Lincoln's recommendation was quickly approved by the Senate. Schofield (1831-1906), Graduated West Point, 1853. In Missouri at the outbreak of the Civil War, he became chief of staff to Gen. Nathaniel Lyon and served until Lyon¿s death at the battle of Wilson's Creek, August 1861. Promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in November, he was engaged in field operations in Missouri and later commanded the Department of the Missouri as major-general. Assuming command of XXIII Corps in February 1864, he took part in Sherman's Atlanta campaign as one of the three army commanders and badly shattered Hool's confederate force at the fierce battle of Franlklin, Tenn. Moving the XXIII Corps to the mouth of the Cape Fear river, He occupied Wilmington, N.C., and effected a junction with Sherman at Goldsboro, March 23, 1865, for the final moves against Gen. J.E. Johnston. In the spring of 1868 served briefly as U.S. secretary of war. Promoted major-general, regular army, 1869, he commanded several departments successively and made the recommendations that led to the acquisition of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as a naval base. Superintendent at West Point, 1876-81. Lincoln (1809-65), 16th President of the United States (1861-65) and one of the most important figures in American history. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 601017

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THE UNIVERSE AND DR. EINSTEIN

Barnett, Lincoln (with a foreword by Albert Einstein)

Published by New York: William Sloane Associates. June (1949)

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Item Description: New York: William Sloane Associates. June, 1949. Fourth printing of the 1948 first edition. INSCRIBED BY ALBERT EINSTEIN. Original grey and black cloth boards, with white titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. An attractive very good copy, the boards a little darkened to the extremities with light shelf wear to the bottom right corner of upper board. Clean and bright throughout. Complete with the very good rubbed and nicked dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Inscribed in German by Albert Einstein in black ink on the front free endpaper, " Dir dies zu senden hätt ich nicht gewagt, nun thu ich's doch, weil's die Weibsen gesagt. Herzliche grüsse," the translation of which reads, "To send you this I wouldn't have dared / if the wife hadn't so declared / Best wishes / from / Albert Einstein. 49". Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 9887

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The Gettysburg Address, Autograph Leaves of Our Country's Authors

Lincoln, Abraham

Published by Cushings and Bailey, Baltimore (1864)

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Item Description: Cushings and Bailey, Baltimore, 1864. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition of this rare, first publication of the definitive version of the Gettysburg Address. Cushings and Bailey, Baltimore, 1864. Lincoln hand wrote his final version of the Gettysburg Address for Autograph Leaves of Our Country's Authors, a work created by a former Union Army officer to benefit fellow soldiers in the Civil War. Alexander Bliss and John Pendleton Kennedy assembled and published the book in 1864 to raise money for the Baltimore Sanitary Fair. They solicited many prominent Americans, including Lincoln, Herman Melville and Edgar Allen Poe, to provide hand-written copies of one of their works. The book published in 1864 contains reproductions of many fascinating works hand-written by the authors, including a first appearance of a work by Melville and a work by Edgar Allen Poe, as well as the final and definitive version of the Gettysburg Address. There are five copies of the Gettysburg Address in Lincoln’s handwriting. Each is slightly different in its wording and punctuation. The version that was included in Autograph Leaves was his final version, and is considered the definitive text. Lincoln gave the first two drafts of the Gettysburg Address to his two secretaries, John Nicolay and John Hay. It is presumed, but not known whether one of these drafts is the manuscript that Lincoln read from in Gettysburg. Both of these documents are now at the Library of Congress. The other three copies of the Address were written out by Lincoln in February and March of 1864 for charitable causes supporting Union soldiers. Edward Everett requested a copy for the Metropolitan Fair in New York. The Everett Copy is now at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. Historian George Bancroft made a similar request to benefit the Baltimore Sanitary Fair. His stepson, Alexander Bliss, was collecting manuscripts for a book that was to be sold at the Fair. The Bancroft Copy—the copy at now housed at Cornell University—proved to be unsuitable for use in Autograph Leaves of Our Country’s Authors and Bliss and his colleague, John Pendleton Kennedy, were compelled to write Lincoln to request another copy of the Address for their book. Lincoln complied and wrote the fifth and final copy of his speech—the Bliss Copy—in early March of 1864. It is the only copy of the Gettysburg Address that includes a title—“Address delivered at the dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg”—a date, and his full signature. It is now in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House. It is also the version that is on the wall of the Lincoln Memorial. A very good copy of the book, with a few leaves in the front of the book loose. Book mark attached to the front paste-down. Housed in a custom-made collector’s slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1405301

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POLITCAL DEBATES BETWEEN HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HON. STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS IN THE CELEBRATED CAMPAIGN OF 158, IN ILLINOIS

LINCOLN ( ABRAHAM} AND DOUGLAS {STEPHEN A.]

Published by FOLLETT,FOSTER AND COMPANY, COLUMBUS (1860)

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Item Description: FOLLETT,FOSTER AND COMPANY, COLUMBUS, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE OF HOWES # 338 ,ORIGINAL CLOTH BOARDS HAVE BEEN TREATED WITH CLEAR LAMINATION,PREVIOUS OWNERS SIGNATURE ON FRONT AND REAR LEAVES,WITH SOME FOXING. Bookseller Inventory # 038163

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This Time the World

Rockwell, George Lincoln

Published by Parliament House, New York (1961)

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Item Description: Parliament House, New York, 1961. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED by the author. FIRST PRINTING of the First Edition. The genuine First Edition, not the later edition published by J. V. Kenneth Morgan confused as the First, this being the American Nazi Party leader's first book, his autobiography of his life and work, how he got into conservative politics etc. Images available on request; email enquiries before purchasing. Hardcover WITH dust jacket - i.e. the genuine original two-piece jacket as published, 440pp. All copies of this book were very amateurishly produced by hand, they all showing boards mostly clean but with glue-staining along edges, binding taped-glued, pagination mostly clean and bright but poorly bound to the boards with glue with some page-browning to edges. Blank ffep shows the author's signature and a small ANP swastika'ed sticker. Dust jacket is neatly encased in an acid-free archival protector. An extremely rare collectible from America's politically and socially turbulent 1960s. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 00011020

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EDWARD WESTON

EDWARD WESTON .- MERLE ARMITAGE .- Charles Sheeler ( foreword) . Lincoln steffens( Appreciation ) Arthur Millier ( Prophecy ) Jean Charlot ( Estimate )

Published by E.weyhe, New York (1932)

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Item Description: E.weyhe, New York, 1932. original glazed black Boards. First Edition. With a portrait of E.Weston by Brett Weston in frontispice.- 12 pp .( texte ) With 39 photographs by Weston .- Limited edition to 550 copies ( this copy nº 420 ) . Signed by the Weston .- Very fine .- ( the binding is a little loose, spine sunned ) .- ( shipping to USA by FEDEX U$S 50 ) Size: In Folio. SIGNED BY E. WESTON. Bookseller Inventory # 006949

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American Photographs

EVANS, Walker (photographs); Lincoln KIRSTEIN (essay)

Published by The Museum of Modern Art (1938)

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Item Description: The Museum of Modern Art, 1938. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1938. (9 x 8 in, 22.5 x 20.3 cm) 196 pp. First edition. Original black cloth with printed paper label on spine and tipped in errata slip (fine and fresh with minor cloth wear at bottom of rear board and hint of spotting to label); original printed dust jacket (two vertical creases to upper, a similar faint crease to lower; spine darkened with two losses, a 10x15mm crown chip and an archivally repaired split; tiny chips at top edge; closed tears and associated creasing at folds and edges; 20mm dog-legged tear at upper fore-corner archivally mended; overall delicate and a bit loose fitting); original printed yellow bellyband quoting MacLeish and Seldes (numerous creases and wrinkles to upper panel, crease on lower panel, mildly soiled, loss at heel extends to upper panel, front flap perished). Containing 87 photographs, this first edition of Walker Evans's masterpiece "holds a well-deserved place at the top of the pantheon." Parr / Badger, "The Photobook" Vol. I, pp. 114-15). Additional reference: ["The Book of 101 Books", pp. 98-9; "The Open Book", pp. 128-9]. Despite numerous jacket faults, this copy presents quite nicely, is near complete, and scarce thus. Inquiries welcomed. Bookseller Inventory # 2012912

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Awful Event. President Lincoln Shot by an Assassin. The Deed Done at Ford's Theatre Last Night." New York Time (April 15, 1865)

Lincoln, Abraham)

Published by New York Times, New York (1865)

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Item Description: New York Times, New York, 1865. Unbound. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. The complete original New York Times announcing the first news reports on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This copy is in near fine condition and no previously bound. There is slight wear at the center of the first page where two small slits appear with almost no loss of text. This is a well-preserved copy of, perhaps, the key historical newspaper in American history. Bookseller Inventory # b32167

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Narrative of Military Operations, Directed, During the Late War Between the States.

JOHNSTON, Joseph E., General, C.S.A. [HAY. John; LINCOLN, Abraham]

Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York (1874)

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Item Description: D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1874. 602 [6, ads] pp. Illustrated by Steel plates and Maps. 8vo, publisher's rust cloth stamped in gold and black. First edition. Howes J-167. Tiny chips to the extremities of the spine; light fraying to cloth at corners, joints and bottom edge; a tight and sound copy. Signed by J. E. Johnston at the end of the text (p. 602). This was Lincoln biographer and secretary John Hay's copy, signed by John Hay on the front free endpaper and with an autograph note signed by Johnston to Hay, Nov. 27th, 1888, regretting that he is unable to dine with him due to the death of a near relative in Richmond. Laid in are two leaves of notes in pencil by Hay relating to his careful reading of the text (examples: 340 Hood's sortie 21st; June 27 342-3 The assault on Kenesaw.363 Peace party"). Bookseller Inventory # 60771

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Lincoln At Home: Two Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's Domestic Life.

LINCOLN, Abraham]. DONALD, David Herbert.

Published by Thornwillow Press, (N. Y.) (1999)

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Item Description: Thornwillow Press, (N. Y.), 1999. Book Condition: A lovely book. As new. Small 4to, illustrated with three tipped-in photogravure portraits & two fold-out facsimile letters, 3/4 black moroccan goatskin & dark blue paste-paper boards, t.e.g., velvet lined folding black cloth traycase. First edition. With a never-before-seen collection of all the known letters & telegraph communications exchanged among members of the Lincoln family up to the time of his assassination. One of 185 copies printed on handmade paper & signed by David Herbert Donald, a leading Lincoln scholar, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for biography & the Charles Warren Professor Emeritus of American History & American Civilization at Harvard University. Bookseller Inventory # 11658

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Address of his Excellency John A. Andrew to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, Together with Accompanying Documents. January 8, 1864. (The Gettysburg Address)

LINCOLN, Abraham, John A. Andrew, and others

Published by Wright & Potter, State Printers, Boston (1864)

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Item Description: Wright & Potter, State Printers, Boston, 1864. Softcover. First edition. 88, cx, [110]pp., folding map. Original buff printed wrappers. 19th century blind stamp on title page from an important Americana library collection (with letter releasing the book), contemporary inscription on the front wrap: "Francis Rendall, Esq. with regards of Joseph Crofts". About 20% of the rear wrap lacking, modest splits on the paper spine, still a nice very good or better copy. Largely devoted to the Massachusetts war effort. The folding map shows the Soldier's National Cemetery at Gettysburg, dedicated November 19, 1863, with the speech of Edward Everett of Massachusetts and the short "Dedicatory Speech by President Lincoln," better known as the Gettysburg Address. *Monaghan* notes this as an early printing of the Gettysburg Address. Bookseller Inventory # 389660

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THIS TIME THE WORLD.

Rockwell, George Lincoln.

Published by [N.p. 1961 (1961)

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Item Description: [N.p. 1961, 1961. First edition 440pp. Illus. Original pictorial stamped cloth. Signed by the author Lincoln Rockwell. First printing of the first edition. An extreme rarity. The racist, anti-Semitic, historical collectible from the 1960s, the controversial memoirs of the ultra conservative leader of the 1960s neo-nazi 'American Nazi Party', discussing his early life, his marriages, the awakening of his political interests, his various political affiliations prior to forming the ANP, how and why he formed his nazi party, those who joined it in the early days, its activism and agendas, etc., the text accompanied by many private photos of Rockwell, his wives and children, his homes and workplaces, etc., as well as photos of his 'stormtroopers' in their street actions and demonstrations, photos of Hitler and Nazis, and related images. All copies of this were very amateurishly produced by hand, showing boards mostly clean but with glue-staining along edges. Blank flap shows the author's signature , laid in is a typed LS to Miss Chistine Osegueda 6/27/1966 from Rockwell which he signed "Heil Hitler". Also laid in is a 1977 newspaper clipping showing the tenth anniversary of Rockwell's assassination outside a coin operated laundry in Arlington Virginia. Bookseller Inventory # 31151

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Upbuilders

STEFFENS, J. Lincoln

Published by Doubleday, Page, New York (1909)

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Item Description: Doubleday, Page, New York, 1909. Hardcover. First edition. Painted spine lettering a little rubbed, but easily readable, and a small, nearly invisible stain else near fine lacking the rare dustwrapper. This copy with the attractive bookplate of western novelist William MacLeod Raine on the front pastedown and Inscribed to him by Steffens: "To Wm. MacLeod Raine who first wrote Judge Lindsay's stories; with the [word indecipherable] and appreciation of J. Lincoln Steffens. New York, Nov. 1, 1910." Five stories about five different men who fought to make the United States a better place, including Judge Ben Lindsay of Colorado. See this book in 3D on our site. Bookseller Inventory # 82634

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The New York City Ballet -- inscribed to dancer and choreographer Anna Sokolow by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein --PLUS-- Anna Sokolow: The Rebellious Spirit, inscribed by the author to Sokolow

Anna Sokolow; Lincoln Kirstein; George Balanchine; Larry Warren; Martha Swope and George Lynes (photogs.)

Published by Knopf, New York (1973)

ISBN 10: 0394466527 ISBN 13: 9780394466521

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Item Description: Knopf, New York, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition. 2 books from the personal collection of dancer and choreographer Anna Sokolow. 1. 'The New York City Ballet', 1973, First Edition. Inscribed by the author, Lincoln Kirstein, and ballet impresario George Balanchine, to Sokolow. A Very Good, clean copy in a Very Good dust jacket. Sokolow's namestamp appears on two of the preliminary pages. -- 2. 'Anna Sokolow: The Rebellious Spirit', 1991 (Dance Horizons), First Edition. Lovingly inscribed by the author, Larry Warren, to Sokolow. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Faint foxing; a few small smudges to the inscription. 2 books: an incredible association copy, and THE copy to have of Sokolow's biography. Sokolow was a very important dancer and choreographer who began in Martha Graham's first company. Digital images available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 0079475

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The New York Review of Books - Vols. I-XXX (1963-1984); Vol. XLI (1994) Nos. 9, 11-13, 15-21; Vol. XLIII (1996) Nos. 2-4, 6-10, 12-14, 16-19; Vol. XLIV (1997) Nos. 1-14; Vol. XLVI (1999) Nos. 4-20; Vol. XLVII (2000) Nos. 1-20; Vol. XLVIII (2001) Nos. 1-3; Vol. L (2003) Nos. 12-20; Vol. LI (2004) Nos. 1-10, 12-20; Vol. LII (2005) Nos. 1-2, 4-16, 19-20; Vol. LIII (2006) Nos. 1-7, 9-12, 14-20; Vol. LIV (2007) Nos. 1-20; Vol. LV (2008) Nos. 1-20; Vol. LVI (2009) Nos. 1-7, 11; The First Anthology - 30 Years of The New York Review of Books, 1963-1993.

Silvers, Robert B. & Barbara Epstein, eds. Vendler, Helen; Wills, Garry; Kempton, Murray; Pritchett, V. S.; McCarthy, Mary, Naipaul, V. S.; Spender, Stephen; Berlin, Isaiah, Ellmann, Richard; Amis, Kingley; Vidal, Gore; Galbraith, John Kenneth; Didion, Joan; Hardwick, Elizabeth; Brodsky, Joseph; Pagels, Elaine; Kirstein, Lincoln; Fisher, M.F.K.; Geertz, Clifford, Auden, W. H., Bishop, Elizabeth, Updike, John, and many others.

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Item Description: 1963-2009, New York, 1963. Book Condition: Very Good. 1963-1984, 1996-2009, over 500 separate issues in original tabloid newspaper format, very good, light tanning to pulpy paper as usual. Magazine/Periodical. Standard Tabloid Format. The greatest of all the critical reviews - literature, culture, politics. This is virtually a complete run from the Review's inception in 1963 to the Reagan years in 1984. Volume 27 is missing numbers 7-22 (volumes 1-6 are present here). We also have a few loose duplicate copies we're throwing in - Volume 2, no. 1 (2 copies) & no. 3; Volume 3, no.4; Volume 5, no. 4; Volume 8, no. 2; Volume 9 no. 5 & no. 6. All isues are Very Good +/-, very light wear, mild tanning, occasional mild creasing, contents unmarked. Featuring Garry Wills on Jimmy Carter, Helen Vendler on Robert Lowell, Murray Kempton on Hoffa, V. S. Naipaul on Art & India, Stephen Spender on the Weimar Republic, Richard Ellmann on Yeats, Elizabeth Hardwick on Billy Graham, Elaine Pagels on the Gnostic Gospels, James Tobin on Reagan, Alfred Kazin on John Updike, V.S. Naipaul on Tehran, Vladimir Nabokov on Gorki, Eugenio Montale on Modern Art, and so much more!! For complete table of contents for each issue please see The New York Review of Books website. From wikipedia "The New York Review was founded by Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein, together with publisher A. Whitney Ellsworth and writer Elizabeth Hardwick, and with the backing of Barbara's husband Jason Epstein, a vice president at Random House and editor of Viking Books. Hardwick had published an essay in Harpers in 1959 called "The Decline of Book Reviewing", a scornful look at the failure of criticism in reviews of the time that inspired Silvers and Epstein. During the New York printing strike of 1963, when the New York Times had ceased publication, the founders of The Review seized the opportunity to establish a vigorous book review. They knew that book publishers would advertise their books in the new publication, since they had no other outlet for promoting new books. The first idea was to make Norman Podhoretz editor, but he chose to stay at Commentary magazine. The group then turned to Silvers, a friend of Jason Epstein's, who had been an editor at The Paris Review and was then at Harper's. Barbara Epstein had become known as the editor at Doubleday of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl, among other books, and then worked at Dutton, McGraw-Hill and The Partisan Review. The first issue of the Review was published on February 1, 1963 and sold out. Silvers says of the editors' philosophy, "We felt you had to have a political analysis of the nature of power in America - who had it, who was affected". The editors also "had one thing in common, it was this feeling of intense admiration for wonderful writers". Early issues included articles by such writers as Hardwick, Hannah Arendt, W. H. Auden, Saul Bellow, John Berryman, Truman Capote, Paul Goodman, Lillian Hellman, Irving Howe, Alfred Kazin, Robert Lowell, Dwight Macdonald, Norman Mailer, Mary McCarthy, Norman Podhoretz, Philip Rahv, Susan Sontag, William Styron, Gore Vidal, Robert Penn Warren and Edmund Wilson. The Review pointedly published interviews with political dissidents, including Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Andrei Sakharov and Václav Havel." Highlights include the incendiary friendship-ending letters between Nabokov and Edmund Wilson, satirical drawings by Gorey and Levine, and many of the greatest writers of the second half of the 20th century actively engaged in critical, literary and political discourse, with a healthy admixture of art criticism. Plus, a Fine/Fine copy of The First Anthology - 30 Years of The New York Review of Books, 1963-1993, edited by Robert B. Silvers, Barbara Epstein, and Rea S. Hederman, c.1993, First Edition, 345pp. Bookseller Inventory # C00002847

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Emancipation Proclamation in Harper's Weekly (October 4, 1862)

Lincoln, Abraham

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1862)

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Item Description: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1862. Disbound. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Complete, original disbound issue in near fine condition. The Proclamation appears on page 3. This issue was published only twelve days after Lincoln signed the Proclamation. Bookseller Inventory # b23278

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FIRST CROSSING OF THE POLAR SEA.

AMUNDSEN, Roald and Lincoln Ellsworth. (SIGNED).

Published by George H. Doran, New York (1927)

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Item Description: George H. Doran, New York, 1927. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good++. First Edition. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY LINCOLN ELLSWORTH. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering spine. Minimal cover edge wear. Mild stain spine. small closed tear lower edge front cover and first few pages. 8vo. x, 324 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 45735

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W. EUGENE SMITH HIS PHOTOGRAPHS AND NOTES.

SMITH, W . Eugene (SIGNED), Afterword by Lincoln Kirstein.

Published by Aperture, New York (1969)

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Item Description: Aperture, New York, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. SIGNED AND DATED BY W. EUGENE SMITH without personalization. Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in a Near Fine Dust Jacket with mild soil, price intact. Sm. 4to. Monographs Signed by W. Eugene Smith are Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 48289

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The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition (3 DVD Set)

Lincoln, Abraham; [Benner, Martha L.; Davis, Cullom (editors)]

Published by University of Illinois Press: Urbana, IL, 1st printing. (2000)

ISBN 10: 0252025660 ISBN 13: 9780252025662

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Item Description: University of Illinois Press: Urbana, IL, 1st printing., 2000. Audio Book (DVD). Book Condition: As New. 1st Edition. ISBN: 0252025660 3 DVD's and paperback User's Manual; in handsome clamshell box, covered in tan cloth; ornate gilt-stamp lettering and design on spine (made to look like a fine book on the shelf). Documents the law practice of Lincoln from 1836 to 1861; includes over 96,000 documents. IBM compatible only. As New. 0.0 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 2397

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AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS - Rare Near-Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

Evans, Walker (Photographer) & Kirstein, Lincoln (Contributor)

Published by New York City, NY: Museum Of Modern Art (MOMA), 1938

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Item Description: New York City, NY: Museum Of Modern Art (MOMA), 1938. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 200 pages. Published in 1938. Retrospective collection of black-and-white photographs. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run of 5000 copies. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Walker Evans and MOMA: Regular-sized volume format in square shape. Black cloth boards with titles pasted on the spine, as issued. Photographs by Walker Evans. Essay by Lincoln Kirstein, one of the finest essays on photography ever written. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, not as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark one-man retrospective exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in 1938. Presents Walker Evans' kaleidoscopic body of work, which captured for posterity Depression-Era America, a time of immense change, upheaval, and historic significance. "More than any other artist, Walker Evans invented the images of essential America that we have long since accepted as fact, and his work has influenced not only modern photography but also literature, film, and the visual arts. Captures scenes of America in the early 1930's. Photographing in New England or Louisiana, watching a Cuban political funeral or a Mississippi flood, working cautiously so as to disturb nothing in the normal atmosphere of the average place can be considered a kind of disembodied, burrowing eye, a conspirator against time and its hammers" (Publisher's blurb). The MOMA re-presented the original exhibition to the public in Summer 2013 to celebrate the collection's 75th Anniversary, and noted that the photographs, which speak for themselves, have lost none of their power and relevance. An absolute "must-have" title for Walker Evans collectors. This title is a modern photography classic. This is one of very few copies of the true First Edition/First Printing still available online and despite its imperfections (slight browning of page edges and missing DJ) is still in near-fine condition: Every internal page is clean, crisp, and bright. Copies available online command as much as $10, 000 even though every single copy has major flaws. This is a lovely and accessible alternative. A rare copy thus. 87 plates. "American Photographs" is now widely regarded as one of the greatest photography books ever published. A near-fine collectible copy. no. Bookseller Inventory # 18172

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POLITICAL DEBATES BETWEEN HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HON. STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, IN THE CELEBRATED CAMPAIGN OF 1858 IN ILLINOIS.

LINCOLN, ABRAHAM AND DOUGLAS, STEPHEN A.

Published by Columbus: Follett, Foster and company, 1860. (1860)

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Item Description: Columbus: Follett, Foster and company, 1860., 1860. Original brown blindstamped cloth. Gilt lettering on spine still bright. Royal octavo (9 1/8 x 6 3/16 inches; 232 x 157 mm). 268 pgs Very good. Corners slightly bumped. Scattered mild foxing. Mixed issue: Rule over publisher's imprint on copyright page; 2 leaves of ads for Follett; no numeral "2" on page 17; numeral "2" at bottom of page 13; only Follett listed as publisher. Probably second or third issue of first edition. Great copy. Howes L338. Monaghan 69. Streeter. HBS 66011. Bookseller Inventory # PHBOOKSLI74548

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WORLD WE LIVE IN

Editorial Staff of Life and Lincoln Barnett

Published by TIME INCORPORATED, New York (1955)

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Item Description: TIME INCORPORATED, New York, 1955. Oversized Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Thus. Gilt lettering front and spine. In original slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 30735

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THE END OF AN EPOCH: BEING THE PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF ADAM GODWIN, THE SURVIVOR.

Green, A. Lincoln.

Published by Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, (1901)

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Item Description: Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1901. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-391 [392: printer's imprint] [393-396: ads] + 32- page publisher's catalogue dated "2/02" on page 32 inserted at rear, original blue-green cloth, front panel stamped in white, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition, later issue with inserted publisher's catalogue dated "2/02" "THE END OF AN EPOCH is a great plague story whose protagonist, Adam Godwin, has the experiences which often parallel (literally and allegorically) those of Shiel's Adam Jefferson." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 136. "M. P. Shiel claimed, without citing names, that after a publisher rejected the manuscript of his THE PURPLE CLOUD, it published a plagiaristic version of the story. This is probably the book in question, for the author would seem to have read Shiel's story. I would not consider the relationship strong enough to constitute plagiarism, though, for Green handled the general situation in an original manner. The incident, if such exists, suggests that Green was in some way associated with BLACKWOOD'S. Of the two novels, Shiel's, with its brilliance and vision, is the better, but THE END OF AN EPOCH is not discreditable, and we regret that A. Lincoln Green, whoever he was, wrote no more." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 919. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 27. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 95. Bleiler (1978), p. 86. Reginald 06278. Cloth a bit crimped at spine ends, remnant of a printed label on front paste-down, endpapers slightly darkened (much less than usual), a nearly fine, bright copy. A very scarce book. (#149742). Bookseller Inventory # 149742

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This Time The World ( with Rockwell Signed Letter)

Rockwell, George Lincoln

Published by J. V. Morgan, Arlington, VA, U.S.A. (1961)

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Item Description: J. V. Morgan, Arlington, VA, U.S.A., 1961. Cloth Over Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. This is one of the rare first printings, which were hand sewn to make hardback books. The book contains a signed letter by George Lincoln Rockwell to a Washington Post journalist. The letter praises to journalist for being an honest reporter but then proceeds to make racist comments and closes with "Heil Hitler!" Definitely a fascinating note and a truly unique piece for anyone interested in the period or this movement. We obtained the book and the letter from the reporter it was originally sent to by Rockwell. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Inscribed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 061574

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ANCIENT THEATERS OF ANATOLIA

R.R.R Smith, Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art at Oxford University, and Director of the Aphrodisias Excavations in Turkey

Published by ERTUG & KOCABIYIK (2014)

ISBN 10: 0954807766 ISBN 13: 9780954807764

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Item Description: ERTUG & KOCABIYIK, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. The text is by R.R.R Smith, Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art at Oxford University, and Director of the Aphrodisias Excavations in Turkey. The photography is by Ahmet Ertug. Many of the extraordinary images were photographed with an 8 x 10 inch large-format camera, and show these well-preserved theaters in exceptional detail. The book starts with an introduction on the theater in classical antiquity, and then describes sixteen outstanding theatres individually. This is probably the first time that such combined high-level academic and photographic documentation has been devoted to the extraordinary legacy of theater building in Anatolia. The book is 205 pages long, in landscape format, with a page size of 33 x 46 cm and 174 colour plates, showing both details and panoramic views. Striking photographs of many of the high-quality statues and friezes that decorated the theaters are also included in the book. ANCIENT THEATERS OF ANATOLIA By the second century AD, at the height of the long peace enforced by Rome, most self-respecting ancient cities in the Mediterranean region had a theatre building. Most of the theaters presented in this book belong to, or were re-conditioned in this period. Most survive in their second-century form but have long archaeological histories of re-design and addition that stretch back to the Hellenistic period. Theaters were among the largest, most imposing structures in ancient cities. Their capacity varied greatly, from 2,000 to 20,000, but most boasted a tall monumental stage-building that reared up from the surrounding cityscape – with austere masonry on the outside and majestic tiers of columns inside. Many are astonishingly well-preserved. ‘Theater’ has the double sense of both an institution and a building. Indeed, drama was a developed practice long before it had the building form we know and recognise as a theatre. Drama grew out of choral performance at religious festivals in honour of Dionysos, and evolved into the exciting new medium of staged tragedy and comedy. Dramatic plays soon came to share the theater first with the citizen assembly, and then under the Roman empire, with arena games – the highly popular gladiator combats and wild-beast hunts mounted in honour of the emperor. Theater building underwent a long evolution, from an irregular hillside auditorium to a proper architectural design in the Greek period, and then to a new, fully integrated form in the Roman period. The interplay of traditional Hellenistic design and new Roman design was one of the main aspects of theatre building in Anatolia in the first and second centuries AD. Many of the theaters in this book, often those in more remote locations (Sagalassos, Selge, and Termessos), remained as they had been left at the end of antiquity – unoccupied, with collapsed stage building and well-preserved auditorium, partly covered only by vegetation and fallen masonry. They present remarkable ruinscapes that are vivid testimony to antiquity’s deep-rooted theater culture and to the great durability of ancient building techniques. ROMAN ANATOLIA The theatre remained one of the most vibrant institutions of the eastern provinces under the Roman empire, especially in the prosperous cities of western Anatolia. More than 100 ancient theaters are known within modern Turkey. Their distribution follows the pattern of urbanism in the Roman period. Most are found in the cities of the Aegean and south coast, and the best preserved are in the wealthy Roman provinces of Asia and Lycia-Pamphylia. The theatre had different trajectories and building histories through the first and second centuries AD in response to Roman design, changing functions, and intercity competition. Some cities with well-designed Hellenistic theaters maintained them with only modest changes, usually to the stage building. The theaters of Priene and Pergamon are good examples. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13715612131

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Sequel to "The Christmas Carol" in The New World, Vol. IX, No. 26. Pp. 803-09.Saturday, December 28, 1844. Whole No. 238.

Ramble, Lincoln, Esq.- (pseudonym attributed to James Topham Brady)

Published by E. Winchester, Publisher. Park Benjamin, Editor., New York. (1844)

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Item Description: E. Winchester, Publisher. Park Benjamin, Editor., New York., 1844. First Edition. 7 pp. 4to. Paper self-wraps with heading of title and engraving. A wonderful pseudonymous publication of a pastiche of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, just published. This amusing work is based on a dream of "Boz" (the pseudonym of C.D.) and engages numerous characters from his novels in an American setting. Old Fezziwig dances to the tune of "Dixey's Land"; the Spirit of Truth arrives to try Boz before himself; cameo appearances are presented for Smike, Sir Mulberry Hawk, Lord Verisopht, Oliver Twist, Little Nell, Dick Swiveller, the Marchioness, Sam ad Tony Weller, Mr. Pickwick, Winkle, Tupman, Bob Sawyer, Arabella Allen, Mrs. Nickleby, Mrs. Varden, and Dolly, and even the "Expiring Frog". All provide testimony for Dickens's greatness and Boz awakens from his dream, alone. Under the name of Lincoln Ramble, Esq., World Cat attributes this pseudonym to James Topham Brady (1815-69) for his (allegedly) "Dreamland. A Vision of the New Year", published under this pseudonym in 1846 by F. Clarke (printer). It seems taken from an attribution to Brady by the Harry Ransom Research Center at the University of Texas; it is also held at the British Library, but not there attributed to Brady. These are the only two copies listed on OCLC. There may be some confusion in this attribution: while James T. Brady did write "A Christmas Dream" under the auspices of D. Appleton in 1846, I cannot find independent attribution of the pseudonym to Brady in Cushing, Haynes, Adams, Stonehill or other listings of pseudonyms. Brady did write at times under the pseudonym of "Query". He was a noted figure in American legal circles in mid-century with great skills in trial law. Very rare. First Edition. A wonderful pseudonymous publication of a pastiche of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, just published. This amusing work is based on a dream of "Boz" (the pseudonym of C.D.) and engages numerous characters from his novels in an American setting. Old Fezziwig dances to the tune of "Dixey's Land"; the Spirit of Truth arrives to try Boz before himself; cameo appearances are presented for Smike, Sir Mulberry Hawk, Lord Verisopht, Oliver Twist, Little Nell, Dick Swiveller, the Marchioness, Sam ad Tony Weller, Mr. Pickwick, Winkle, Tupman, Bob Sawyer, Arabella Allen, Mrs. Nickleby, Mrs. Varden, and Dolly, and even the "Expiring Frog". All provide testimony for Dickens's greatness and Boz awakens from his dream, alone. Under the name of Lincoln Ramble, Esq., World Cat attributes this pseudonym to James Topham Brady (1815-69) for his (allegedly) "Dreamland. A Vision of the New Year", published under this pseudonym in 1846 by F. Clarke (printer). It seems taken from an attribution to Brady by the Harry Ransom Research Center at the University of Texas; it is also held at the British Library, but not there attributed to Brady. These are the only two copies listed on OCLC. There may be some confusion in this attribution: while James T. Brady did write "A Christmas Dream" under the auspices of D. Appleton in 1846, I cannot find independent attribution of the pseudonym to Brady in Cushing, Haynes, Adams, Stonehill or other listings of pseudonyms. Brady did write at times under the pseudonym of "Query". He was a noted figure in American legal circles in mid-century with great skills in trial law. Very rare. Bookseller Inventory # 11451

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