Our Lincoln


Published by N.p. n.y., N.p.
Manuscript / Paper Collectible Soft cover
From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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Broadside. 4to (11½" X 7"). Near fine. Faintly age toned. In 1889 a legal magazine titled "The Green Bag: A Useless but Entertaining Magazine for Lawyers" debuted in Boston under the editorship of Horace W. Fuller (?-1901), a Boston author and attorney closely related to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Melville Fuller, continuing until 1914. This bibliographically-challenged broadside appears to have been first published in that publication, for at the close it notes "--The Green Gag." This lengthy poem consists of 26 rhyming couplets, and begins, "The voice of prophecy was his: A crisis is at hand; / A house divided 'gainst itself cannot divided stand." It reviews his presidential career heroically, offering up many brief Lincoln quotations throughout. After its initial publication (possibly 1895), it was reprinted in a number of other periodicals of the day -- but this is likely its first and only separate printing. The identity of Benoni-Benjamin is unknown. Quite attractive and quite scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 40502

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Title: Our Lincoln

Publisher: N.p. n.y., N.p.

Binding: Soft cover

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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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