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Ceremonies and Re-Enactment of the First Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1961, on the East Front of the Capitol of the United States, March 4, 1961


Published by Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1962
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Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt lettering. xxvi, 37pp. Numerous illustrations. Fine. A tight, handsome first edition of this commemorative piece, House Document No. 523 of the 87th Congress, 2d Session. Iowa representative Schwengel (1906-93) chaired the committee that arranged it and provides the remarks describing the ceremonies. He handsomely signs and inscribes the front flyleaf in black ink: "Especially for / Carl Tolpo / with every good wish / as he continues to read & / relate the story of Lincoln / in sculpture / Fred Schwengel / June, 20 -- 1963." Carl Tolpo (1901-76) was a noted sculptor and painter best remembered for his busts of Lincoln. This copy has been extra-illustrated: Often appearing in these pages are thanks to Paul J. Sedgwick (chairman of the District of Columbia Civil War Centennial Commission) and Paul H. Gantt (president of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia), and a letter from each has been tipped to the inner flyleaves. Opposite the title page is a Typed Letter Signed from Sedgwick (1896-1973), 1p, 8" X 10½", Washington, DC, 1962 February 26. Addressed to noted Lincoln scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. On "District of Columbia Civil War Centennial Commission" letterhead, Sedgwick chats cordially about all manner of centennial events. Signed simply "Paul" in black ballpoint. Opposite the contents page is a Typed Letter Signed from Gantt (1907-79), 1p, 8½" X 11", Washington, DC, 1962 March 5. Same recipient. Very good. On "The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia" letterhead, Gantt chats about a variety of Lincoln and Civil War commemorative events. Signed in full in blue ink. Bookseller Inventory # 38619

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Title: Ceremonies and Re-Enactment of the First ...

Publisher: Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

Publication Date: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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