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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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Lincoln, Abraham

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York (1905)

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Item Description: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1905. Limited edition set. Large octavo, 8 volumes. Bound in contemporary three quarters red morocco, top edge gilt, gilt tooling the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel. One of a 1,000 numbered copies with a document signed by Lincoln and William Seward bound into volume four, appointing Addison L. Clarke as Consul of the United States in China, 14 February 1865, with the Presidential seal with some tape repairs to verso, Ranging from finely honed legal argument to dry and sometimes savage humor to private correspondence and political rhetoric of unsurpassed grandeur, the writings collected in this volume are at once the literary testament of the greatest writer ever to occupy the White House and a documentary history of America in Abraham Lincoln's time. They record Lincoln's campaigns for public office; the evolution of his stand against slavery; his pyrotechnic debates with Stephen Douglas; his conduct of the Civil War; and the great public utterances of his presidency, including the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. Bookseller Inventory # 5067

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AN ORATION DELIVERED ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF: Lincoln, Abraham; Everett,
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Item Description: Baker and Godwin, 1863. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Baker & Godwin, New York, 1863. 8vo. 48pp. "Four score and seven years ago.": the earliest publication of the Gettysburg Address in book form, preceded only by the exceptionally rare sixteen-page pamphlet, The Gettysburg Solemnities, known in only three copies. Bound in recent hardcover. Several pages attached with recent restoration paper stubs. Lincoln made his speech at the dedication of a cemetery on the Gettysburg battlefield some four months after the pivotal battle that turned the tide of the Civil War in favor of the Union. Lincoln's speech was preceded by an address from Edward Everett, the most famous orator of his day. Everett's speech took some ninety minutes to deliver, and is largely forgotten. Lincoln's speech, delivered in only a few minutes, is immortal. It is a supreme distillation of American values, and of the sacrifices necessary for the survival of liberty and freedom. "The Washington Chronicle of 18-21 November reported extensively on this ceremony and included a verbatim text of 'Edward Everett's Great Oration.' On the fourth day it noted in passing that the President had also made a speech, but gave no details. When it came to the separate publication on 22 November, Everett's 'Oration' was reprinted from the standing type, but Lincoln's speech had to be set up. It was tucked away as a final paragraph on page 16 of the pamphlet [The Gettysburg Solemnities]. It was similarly treated when the meanly produced leaflet was replaced by a 48-page booklet published by Baker and Godwin of New York in the same year" (PMM). Lincoln's address appears on page 40, and parenthetical notes are added indicating "applause" and "long-continued applause." A diagram on page 32 gives the details of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg. Howes E232, "b"; Monaghan 193; Grolier, American 100, 72 (note); Streeter Sale 1747; Sabin 23263; cf. Printing and the Mind of Man 351; Garry Wills, Lincoln at Gettysburg, pp.191-204. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1503132

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Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and: LINCOLN, Abraham.

Item Description: Columbus: Follett, Foster and Company, 1860, 1860. Octavo. Publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth,gilt lettered spine. Blue cloth chemise and slipcase. A few spots of foxing to title page. Copies in the original cloth are commonly found in shabby condition, this one is remarkably fresh and unsullied. A fine copy. First edition of the text of the debates that were Lincoln's springboard to fame. The Lincoln–Douglas debates are unquestionably the most famous, and most important, of such confrontations to have been staged in the history of American politics. The candidates' sharp exchanges helped to polarise sectional attitudes towards slavery, and - although Lincoln lost the 1858 Illinois Senate race of which they were a part - the debates catapulted Lincoln towards the 1860 presidential nomination, and into the White House. The text of the Lincoln–Douglas Debates was set from Lincoln's own scrapbook - now in the Library of Congress - of clippings of the candidates' remarks as reported by the Chicago Press & Tribune (for the Republican Lincoln), and by the Chicago Times (for the Democrat Douglas). When published as a presidential campaign tool in April 1860, the collected speeches became a best-seller, and by the time of Lincoln's official nomination, some 30,000 copies were in circulation. Our copy is inscribed discreetly in pencil on one of the blank leaves at the end: "George Wolford/ May - 1860"; this is almost certainly the New York Republican Assemblyman of the same name who stood in the 81st New York State Legislature in 1858, giving this copy a marvellous contemporary resonance. A stunning copy of one of the most celebrated publications in American political history. Howes L388; Leroy, Mr. Lincoln's Book 15; Monaghan, Lincoln Bibliography 69; Monaghan, "The Lincoln–Douglas Debates," in Lincoln Herald 45:2–11; Pratt, "Lincoln Autographed Debates," in Manuscripts 6:194–201; Sabin 41156. Bookseller Inventory # 97989

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Lincoln, Abraham; Douglas, Stephen A.

Published by Columbus, OH: Follett, Foster and Company (1860)

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Item Description: Columbus, OH: Follett, Foster and Company, 1860. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing, first issue, without a line over the publisher's imprint on the verso of the title page, and "2" to the foot of page 17. Publisher's brown cloth, boards decoratively stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Near fine, with the lightest touch of wear to extremities, fresh and unfaded cloth, spine gilt bright, contemporary former owner's inscriptions to the front endpapers and title page, bookplate to front pastedown, bright and clean interior. Overall, about fine and completely unsophisticated, the nicest we've seen. Howes L338. Monaghan 69. HBS 65543. Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen Douglas collects the transcripts of the seven debates between Lincoln and Douglas held in Illinois from August 21 - October 15, 1858. When both men were running for Senate in Illinois, Lincoln challenged his Democratic opponent to a series of formal debates, which took place at Ottawa, Freeport, Jonesboro, Charleston, Galesburg, Quincy, and Alton. In each city, one candidate would open with an hour speech, the other would respond with an hour and half response, and the first would conclude the debate with a thirty minute rebuttal. The main topic of the debates was slavery, particularly in regards to its legality in the American territories. Notably, in the second debate, which was held in Freeport, Douglas articulated his "Freeport Doctrine," which argued for using popular sovereignty as a means to determine whether or not a territory would allow slavery. Although Lincoln would lose the senatorial race, Douglas' support of the Kansas-Nebraska Act vis-à-vis the Freeport Doctrine directly contradicted the Dred Scott decision and caused a regional divide in the Democratic Party, thereby paving the way for Lincoln to win the 1860 presidential election. In addition to the "Great Debates," this volume includes Lincoln and Douglas speeches given earlier in the same year at Springfield and Chicago, which include Lincoln's memorable "The House Divided" speech, as well as the two men's correspondence prior to the debates. Notably, Political Debates was printed in 1860 to garner support for Lincoln in the presidential race. Bookseller Inventory # AHSD002

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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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Lincoln, Abraham:

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Item Description: [Springfield, IL:, 1858. 8pp, printed in double columns, caption title [as issued]. One folded, uncut leaf. Lightly margin-spotted, lower corner of one leaf expertly repaired [portions of about four letters slightly affected]. Else Very Good. This copy is signed by Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith [1904-1985], great-grandson of President Lincoln and his last direct descendant. Beckwith's mother was Jessie Harlan Beckwith, a daughter of Robert Todd Lincoln. Lincoln's Speech, which preceded his debates with Douglas, puts forth the great themes that marked his political philosophy during the last ten years of his life. This is its only separate printing. Urging that slavery be placed in the course of "ultimate extinction," he repeats his 'House Divided' warning, first given at the State Republican Convention a month earlier. He insists that the Kansas-Nebraska bill was "the beginning of a conspiracy" to nationalize slavery. Attacking Douglas, and defending himself against the charge that he would "invite a war of sections," he stands on "the principles of our Declaration of Independence." Though blacks are not the equal of whites "in all respects," the Declaration "does mean to declare that all men are equal in some respects; they are equal in their right to 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.'" Most significantly, "in the right to put into his mouth the bread that his own hands have earned, he is the equal of every other man, white or black." FIRST EDITION. Byrd 2960. Monaghan 12. Not in LCP, Work, Dumond, Blockson, Eberstadt. Bookseller Inventory # 31475

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Lincoln, Abraham

Published by Follett, Foster and Company, Columbus (1860)

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Item Description: Follett, Foster and Company, Columbus, 1860. First edition, first issue, with no advertisements, no rule above the publisher's imprint on the copyright page, and with numeral 2 at the bottom of page 17. Octavo, original publisher's brown cloth. Some intermittent foxing, otherwise fresh with some rubbing to the cloth. "he began collecting a scrapbook of his best speeches, particularly those from the just-concluded campaign against Douglas, for possible inclusion in a book. Assiduously pasting newspaper accounts of the debates into the scrapbook, Lincoln cast about for a publisher. Initial efforts failed, mainly because Lincoln wanted the book printed in Springfield, which had no local publishing or printing facilities. Eventually, however, the Columbus, Ohio, firm of Follett, Foster & Company showed interest, and he began preparing the first edition. Somewhat surprisingly for an attorney, Lincoln did not seek Douglas' permission to publish a book of their combined speeches, although Douglas was later given the last-minute opportunity--he declined--to make corrections to his own remarks" (Morris, 121). Bookseller Inventory # 16003

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Rothschild, Alonzo - Abraham Lincoln.

Published by Houghton Mifflin & Co., New York: (1917)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin & Co., New York:, 1917. Full Blue Morocco. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Extra illustrated with numerous engraved portraits and plates. Engraved bust portrait of Lincoln by H.B. Hall from a photograph by Brady. Magnificently bound in full dark blue polished morocco,densely gilt-tooled, ribbed six panel spine, a.e.g. Tipped in at the front is a 1 page, military appointment SIGNED BY LINCOLN and dated August 5, 1861. A wonderful Lincoln book with a beautiful autograph. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 000253

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The Gettysburg Address in Autograph Leaves: Lincoln, Abraham

Lincoln, Abraham

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Item Description: Cushings and Bailey, 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. Previous owner's writing on front free end paper. Housed in a custom-made collector’s slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1508169

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LINCOLN, Abraham.) NICOLAY, John G., & John HAY.

Published by New York: The Century Co., 1890 (1890)

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Item Description: New York: The Century Co., 1890, 1890. 10 volumes, octavo (215 × 144 mm). Finely bound in contemporary dark brown full morocco, spines gilt in compartments, blind french fillet bordering sides, edges and turn-ins gilt rolled, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Contemporary ink gift inscription and pencilled note on the provenance of the set to the front of volume one. Some slight rubbing to extremities, mild offsetting to endpapers, a few hinges just starting, but still a very handsome set in excellent condition. Illustrated frontispieces and numerous illustrations to plates and in the text. First edition, first printing, of the set that is considered the official biography of Abraham Lincoln, by Nicolay (Lincoln's private secretary until his death) and Hay (Lincoln's assistant secretary, later appointed secretary of state in 1898). Bookseller Inventory # 86436

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The Gettysburg Address, Autograph Leaves of Our: Lincoln, Abraham

Lincoln, Abraham

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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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Abraham Lincoln: A History: LINCOLN, Abraham] NICOLAY,

LINCOLN, Abraham] NICOLAY, John G. and HAY, John.

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Item Description: Century, New York, 1890. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. (LINCOLN, Abraham) NICOLAY, John G. and HAY, John. Abraham Lincoln: A History. New York: Century, 1890. Ten volumes. Large octavo, original publisher's three-quarter morocco. First edition of this important biography by Lincoln's private secretaries, with ten frontispiece portraits of Lincoln and over 300 wood-engraved illustrations. This early and definitive biography of Lincoln was the result of fifteen years of collaboration by Lincoln's private secretaries, John Nicolay and John Hay. Ex libris bookplates. Spines evenly toned, light rubbing, dry and hinges tender. Very scarce and desirable. Bookseller Inventory # 000145

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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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Lincoln, Abraham

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1865. Albumen photograph. The last known photograph of Abraham Lincoln, taken on March 6, 1865, taken on the balcony at the White House. Measures 11x14, mounted on the original frame. Photographer Henry Warren did not have an appointment with President Lincoln, but tricked a young Tad Lincoln into bringing his father to the south balcony. "Posing just to please his son, Lincoln appears preoccupied and perhaps a little annoyed" (Hamilton and Ostendorf, Lincoln in Photographs). Bookseller Inventory # 5789

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Lincoln Abraham (Kennedy John P. And Bliss Alexander, Editors)

Published by Cushings & Bailey, Baltimore (1864)

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Item Description: Cushings & Bailey, Baltimore, 1864. First Edition Thus. Hardback. 4to. A good copy in the original dark brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Some wear to spine ends and tearing to the cloth at join of spine and upper board. Some wear to board tips. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Top edge gilt. 199 pages. Two illustrations. This was a work produced for charity, the editors obtaining examples from the works of the country's leading authors written in their own hand which are here produced in facsimile. Among those included are Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Henry Longfellow etc. However the editors also asked Abraham Lincoln for a copy of his Gettysburg Address which had been deliverd in November 1863 and which is now regarded as one of the finest examples of public oratory in the English language. Lincoln supplied this, which is the fifth and (so far as is known) final copy he provided of the Address. "Because of the apparent care in its preparation, and in part because Lincoln provided a title and signed and dated this copy, it has become the standard version of the address - - -. It is the version that is inscribed on the South Wall of the Lincoln Memorial. This draft is now displayed in the Lincoln room of the White House - - -". Accordingly this book contains, in facsimile, the first publication of what may be regarded as the definitive version of the Gettysburg Address. Bookseller Inventory # 22421

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Slavery, Lincoln Connection) Benjamin, Judah P. :

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Item Description: No Place (Washington?) , N.D. No Date (1860) 1st edition. No cover, as issued, with simple caption title at top, 8vo, 32 pages. The first Jew to serve in the U. S. Senate who did not renounce his Judaism, and future secretary of State for the Confederacy, Louisiana Senator Benjamin levels both barrels at Senator Stephen A. Douglas and his Popular Sovereignty doctrine. An important marker in the dismantling of the National Democratic Party. Signaling Southern repudiation of the Illinois Senator as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Benjamin argues that the South will be satisfied only by guarantees for the protection of slavery-- regardless of popular feeling-- in the Territories. In the course of arraigning Douglas, Benjamin discusses in some detail the former's debates with Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois senatorial contest two years earlier (the famous the "Lincoln-Douglas Debates") . Sabin; 4701. SUBJECT(S) : Campaign literature -- United States. Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories. Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1860. Campaign literature. Politics and government Presidents -- Election. Slavery -- Extension to the territories. Though several editions of the speech were published, this is the longest (32 pages) and scarcest edition, with only 15 copies listed in OCLC/Worldcat. Tiny notches in spine from earlier binding, Good+ Condition. (kh-5-59). Bookseller Inventory # 36438

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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. 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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 00011020

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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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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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American Photographs: EVANS, Walker (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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Item Description: Follett, Foster and Company, Columbus, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. The rare first state of the first edition. Original publisher's light brown cloth with gilt lettering. (i)-iv, two blanks, (1)-268, complete. Rubbed at extremities, some chipping at top of spine and a small piece missing close to bottom of spine. Front end paper torn with some loss. Dampstaining bottom right hand side throughout. Occasional foxing and spotting. Howes USiana, number L-338: "Historically the most important series of American political debates." 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 018773

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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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Item Description: London: printed by Luke Hansard and Sons, 1827. 4to., 4 lithographic plates (of which three are folding), 56pp., original black quarter roan, spine gilt, with a morocco title label on upper cover, and with an unidentified contemporary armorial bookplate with initials 'HCC' on front pastedown. Minor wear to extremities else an excellent copy. First edition. Goldsmiths 25345.1. The regime at Lincoln Castle gaol had been affected by Peel's 1823 Act for consolidating and amending the laws relating to the building and regulating of certain gaols and houses of correction in England and Wales> which 'was the first measure of general prison reform to be framed and enacted on the responsibility of the national executive . [and] represented a great advance in prison administration'. [Sidney & Beatrice Webb, English prisons under local government,> 1922, pp.73-4.] The gaol in Lincoln Castle was built in 1787, extended in 1808 and again in 1847. Imprisoned debtors were allowed some social contact but the regime for criminals was designed to be one of isolation, according to the separate system. Consequently, the seating in the prison chapel was designed to enclose each prisoner individually so that the preacher could see everyone but each could see only him. By 1878 the system was discredited and the inmates were transferred to a new jail in the eastern outskirts of Lincoln. Bookseller Inventory # 26067

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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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LINCOLN, Abraham] [JOHNSON, Andrew]

Published by Designed & Drawn by Bruff; Engraved by Dempsey & O'Toole, [Washington, D.C.] (1865)

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Item Description: Designed & Drawn by Bruff; Engraved by Dempsey & O'Toole, [Washington, D.C.], 1865. Illustrated with portraits, columns and eagles. 10-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches. First edition. Pinhole at each corner; overall light age-toning. List of Managers in three columns. Bookseller Inventory # 65716

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Item Description: 1858. Pamphlet. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A scarce pamphlet of a speech by Abraham Lincoln just prior to the Lincoln-Douglas debates, called the Great Debates of 1858. Loose leaves with chipped lower edge and light creasing and dampstains. Abraham Lincoln discusses various Supreme Court decisions and Douglas' Kansas-Nebraska act, and clarifies his stand on slavery and abolition, stating that "all men are equal in some respects; they are equal in their right to to 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.' " Lincoln references the speech Judge Stephen Douglas had delivered the night before in Springfield. Byrd 2960. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 8 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 011650

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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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Lincoln, Mrs D.A.

Published by Roberts Bros., Boston

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Item Description: Roberts Bros., Boston. Hardcover. 1st Edition. "Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cookbook: What To Do & What Not To Do In Cooking." Boston: Roberts Bros.: (1885). by Mrs. D.A. Lincoln (Fanny Farmer was part of the Boston Cooking School at that time). 1st Edition 2nd year of publication. 536 pp with index + ads, illustrations. Original woman owners name and 1885 date. Original dark brown cloth & marbled boards binding. Condition about very good, lightly used. $1,400. Also another in original dark green 1888 for $1,200. Both $2,500. Bookseller Inventory # 000016

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Dr. Carvel E. Lincoln

Published by Nortex Press (2003)

ISBN 10: 1571689796 ISBN 13: 9781571689795

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Item Description: Nortex Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1571689796

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