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Book 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
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Book 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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Document Signed

Lincoln, Abraham.
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Book Description: Soft cover. ("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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Book Description: Soft cover. 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)
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Book 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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Book Description: Follett, Foster and Company, Columbus, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. A SUPERB COPY in original cloth. Almost immediately after losing the 1858 race for the U.S. Senate to Stephen A. Douglas, Lincoln began collecting reports and transcriptions of his great debates with Douglas as they appeared in various Chicago newspapers. He later handed his notes and records over to the influential Republican operative Oran Follett of Ohio who published them in 1860, just in time for Lincoln's presidential campaign. The book- a huge success, selling out in only a few months - has been cited as a significant influence in helping Lincoln gain the presidency. First issue, with no rule above publisher's imprint on copyright page, no ads, and the number "2" at the bottom of page 17. Provenance: With what appears to be the signature on the front free endpaper of Charles Van Rensselaer, a member of the extraordinarily wealthy and influential Van Rensselaer family of New York. Columbus: Follett, Foster and Company, 1860. Octavo, original blind-stamped cloth; custom box. Occasional foxing (much less than usual). Cloth in a remarkable state of preservation. An outstanding copy of a book that is notoriously difficult to find in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 1372

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

Lincoln, Abraham
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Book 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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Book 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
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Book 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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American Photographs

EVANS, Walker (photographs); Lincoln KIRSTEIN (essay)
(Kenosha, WI, U.S.A.)
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Book 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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Book 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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Book Description: US War Department 1862-1863, Washington DC, 1862. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. The 216 General Orders for 1862 (January-December) are 1863 printings. The 201 General Orders and the Circular for 1863 (January 1-June 30) are first printings. The 26-page handwritten index of subjects seems to be unique to this volume. Bound in period half-morocco and marbled boards, ribbed spine, gilt lettering, with the name of Major N.S. Brinton at base of spine. [All we know of Major Brinton is that he was a US Army Paymaster. The New York Times for July 6, 1864 reports: "An act for the relief of Maj. N.S. Brinton, a Paymaster in the United States Army" without further comment.] 7.25" x 5" x 2.5" thick. General Orders No.1, January 2, 1863, is the first widely circulated version of the Emancipation Proclamation [see Eberstadt, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, 12]. In addition to the first printing of General Orders No. 1 for 1863 and the second printing of General Orders No. 139 for 1862, the other 415 General Orders in this thick volume deal with enlistments, promotions, casualties, pay, supplies, military departments, courts martial, medical care, &c. Bookseller Inventory # 035767

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

LINCOLN, Abraham]. DONALD, David Herbert.
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)
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Book 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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Political Religion of America" [calligraphic manuscript on vellum].

LINCOLN, Abraham.
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Book Description: Los Angeles, CA: C. Everette Smith Studio, [c.1930], 1930. Quarto (269 × 207 mm) Full blue morocco, title gilt to the spine, narrow raised bands, compartments gilt with double fillet panels, rose corner-pieces, concentric multiple gilt panels to the boards, fleuron corner-pieces, single fillet edge-roll, red morocco doublures, with blue morocco turn-ins, elaborate gilt ruled panels to both, cream moiré silk free ends, white silk page-marker, all edges gilt. A little rubbed at the extremities, else a very good copy. Manuscript on 5 leaves of vellum in an elegant calligraphic hand, title page with gilt initials and gilt torch of freedom device, 2 large gilt initials with decoration in blind of scrolls and "stars and bars", the whole interleaved and bulked with hammer-finished Japanese paper. Unusual illuminated manuscript on vellum reproducing a key section of one of Abraham Lincoln's earliest published speeches. The text is taken from "The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions. Address by Abraham Lincoln before the Young Man's Lyceum of Springfield, Ill, January 27, 1837", the dating is an error by the calligrapher, the correct year being 1838. In this address Lincoln focused on citizenship, and the crucial necessity of inculcating reverence for the law, almost to the point of cultivating a political religion. Predicting that otherwise destructive forces would flow unchecked and threaten American institutions, potentially even the Constitution. The speech was given against the background of two recent murders by pro-slavery mobs; the first being a case where a freed African-American had killed a constable in St. Louis and had been lynched by a mob, followed by the murder of Elijah Parish Lovejoy, Presbyterian minister and editor of the abolitionist Alton Observer, shot dead next to his printing-press just three months prior to this speech. C. Everette Smith was a bilbiophile, and a partner in the noted Los Angeles furniture and decorating firm of Cannel, Smith & Chaffin. Smith's studios produced a number of patriotic vellum manuscripts around the same date, including "America" - also known as "My Country 'tis of Thee" - by his ancestor Samuel Francis Smith (copies in UCLA, Brandeis, Houghton Library, Harvard, and the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts) and the Gettysburg Address (Lincoln Memorial Library, Tennessee). No other copies of the present text have been traced. Unusual and highly attractive. Bookseller Inventory # 84122

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Book 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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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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Book 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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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.)
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Book 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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Upbuilders

STEFFENS, J. Lincoln
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Book 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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FIRST CROSSING OF THE POLAR SEA.

AMUNDSEN, Roald and Lincoln Ellsworth. (SIGNED).
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Book 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.
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Book 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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Emancipation Proclamation in Harper's Weekly (October 4, 1862)

Lincoln, Abraham
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Book 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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AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS - Rare Near-Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing

Evans, Walker (Photographer) & Kirstein, Lincoln (Contributor)
Bookseller: Modern Rare
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Book 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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Book 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
(Highland, IN, U.S.A.)
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Book 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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Keziah Coffin, a Novel

Joseph C. Lincoln
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Book Description: Grosset & Dunlap, Ny, 1909. Pictorial Hard Cover-Green. Book Condition: Fine +. Dust Jacket Condition: None. Wallace Morgan (illustrator). First Edition September 1909 Stated. 7 3/4" x 5 1/4". pp. 387 + 4; minor colour fading cover board and spine; part of the publisher paste down on cover board lifted; b/w frontispiece; rare; collectible; looks unread. Bookseller Inventory # 007616

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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)
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Book 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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The "Little Women" Play

Gould, Elizabeth Lincoln
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Book Description: Boston: Little, Brown, And Company, 1900. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. The "Little Women" Play From Miss Alcott's Book with illustration of girl in long dress enclosed in orange border all stamped on front cover. Title stamped on spine. Light fading to tan covers at top and bottom edges and small area top of spine, otherwise this is an exceptional near fine to fine copy in the extremely scarce gray dust jacket with illustration of same girl and printing in black. With the exception of a small amount of paper loss at bottom corners and bottom of spine, and a one half-inch area at top fold which is hardly noticeable, the jacket is very good plus to near fine. Pictures by Reginal B. Birch. Hinges very tight and no writing of any kind anywhere in the book. Pages bright and crisp. First printing (1900) of this play version of Alcott's most famous book. Difficult to imagine a nicer copy in the original dust jacket than this one, and a rare treasure for any serious Alcott collector. BOX# D-5. Bookseller Inventory # 952

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The Murder of the President" with a cover portrait of John Wilkes Booth in Harper's Weekly (April 29, 1865)

Lincoln, Abraham / John Wilkes Booth)
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Book Description: Harper's Weekly, New York, 1865. Disbound. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Complete, original disbound issue of one of the truly major issues of Harper's Weekly. Cover portrait of Booth. The inside pages also contain two of the frequently reproduced prints of the assassination and Booth's leap to the stage of Ford's Theatre. Bookseller Inventory # 022483

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GENERAL ORDERS Of The WAR DEPARTMENT. 1864. No. 1. January 1, 1864 - No. 308. December 29, 1864.

Civil War]. Wiswell, Lieutenant E. M. - Compiler. Lincoln, Abraham [1809 - 1865].
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Book Description: War Department,, Washington:, 1864. No. 220 with fold-out: "Table specifying the money value of Clothing Allowed to the Army of the United States." A nearly complete run of 330 War Department General Orders for the year of 1864. The volume lacks 109, 134 252, 254, 256 & 299. No. 106 is represented by a republishing as HQ, Department of the Gulf General Order 116. Included are two memoranda, date 1 May 1864, which assigns Court Martials & Transfer of Veterans orders to a different system. Nos 49 & 50 are duplicated, i.e., each bound-in twice. Most orders reflect the general nature of administering an army. assignments, court martials, etc. Though that said, a couple I note with interest. No. 260, 21 September 1864, revises payment processes for job printing. No. 296, 2 December 1864, concerns "stores and school-books" for freedmen. Nos. 128, 232, 233, & 302 are Proclamations by Abraham Lincoln, with No. 232 suspending writ of habeas corpus in Kentucky. All-in-all, a wonderful resource documenting the administration of the Union Army for the year. General wear & scuffing to binding. Front joint starting top 1". An About VG copy. Bespoke binding, in 'law style', i.e., full tan sheep with black leather spine labels. Binder label to front paste-down: "From / Peter O'Donnell / Stationer, Printer / & / Blank Book Manufacturer, / 16 Camp St. / New Orleans". NB. Binder instructions penciled in top margin of No. 220. 8vo. 1st printing. Divers paginations, though ~ 900 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 37943

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

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