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Civil War Centennial 1961-1965

BRUSSEL-SMITH, Bernard

Published by The Hartford Insurance Group, Hartford, 1961
From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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Small 4to. Heavy card stock folder housing 2 loose leaves. Near fine. Probable sole printing. Front wrapper notes, "On the occasion of the Civil War Centennial we are proud to offer these two prints of Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee. reproduced from original wood engravings by the eminent American artist, Bernard Brussel-Smith." Inside facing pages contain striking two-tone (black and tan, giving a sepia appearance) engraved portraits, Lincoln at left and Lee at right. Two laid in leaves (rectos only) feature facsimiles of the original Hartford Fire Insurance Company policies issued to Abraham Lincoln (1861) and Robert E. Lee (1859). Brussel-Smith (1914-89) was a New York artist who in his heyday of the 1940s and '50s was considered America's foremost wood engraver. From the library of noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold Gates (1914-93). Bookseller Inventory # 25963

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Title: Civil War Centennial 1961-1965

Publisher: The Hartford Insurance Group, Hartford

Publication Date: 1961

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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