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Freeport's Lincoln: Exercises Attendant Upon the Unveiling of a Statue of Abraham Lincoln; Freeport, Illinois, August 27, 1929, the Seventy-First Anniversary of the Freeport Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Published by W.T. Rawleigh, Freeport, IL, 1930
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Small 4to. Green textured cloth with gilt lettering. 291pp, xi, (8pp). Illustrations. Near fine. A tight and attractive first edition of this history of the creation of sculptor Leonard Crunelle's moving statue of Lincoln, erected in Freeport on the 71st anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas debate held there. Personal copy of noted sculptor Lily Tolpo (born 1917), who created several Lincoln statues, including the life-size Lincoln and Douglas debate monument unveiled in Freeport in 1992 on the 134th anniversary of that event (and whose husband, Carl Tolpo, 1901-76, was a famed Lincoln sculptor). Tipped to the front flyleaf are two 5" X 3" heavy stock cards with Tolpo's inked notes about creating a limited edition of this statue, funding ideas, marketing notions (including Dave Thomas of "Wendy's" fame), etc. MONAGHAN 3229. Bookseller Inventory # 38669

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Title: Freeport's Lincoln: Exercises Attendant Upon...

Publisher: W.T. Rawleigh, Freeport, IL

Publication Date: 1930

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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