Obsequies of Abraham Lincoln, in the City of New York, Under the Auspices of the Common Council. By David T. Valentine, Clerk of the Common Council. [Leather-Bound Copy, presented to Union General Martin T. McMahon, with an ALS/Autograph Letter, Signed]

Valentine, David T. (1901-69) & General Martin Thomas McMahon (former owner; 1838-1906).

Published by New York: Edmund Jones & Co. 1866. Monaghan, Lincoln Bibliography 1839-1939; Volume 1, p. 221, # 872., 1939
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Size of binding: 7 ¼ in. x 10 ¾ in., engraved frontispiece portrait of Lincoln (J. Rogers), with engraved signature, lithographic titlepage with monument & mourning figures (initialed: W.W.), with tan coloring, page of Common Council decree, Authorization of Committee page, printed titlepage, with copyright notice on reverse, Message from His Honor the Mayor (C. Godfrey Gunther; with wood-engraving of City Hall at top of page), Resolutions, illustrated with four in-text wood-engravings relative to Lincoln’s life, Introduction. [6] pp. + frontispiece + lithographic title; [i]-xxii, pp. 23-254; illustrated with seven lithographic plates, with tan coloring, and tissue guards (the tissue guards show some tanning & offsetting of images); other wood-engraved illustrations, funereal images as tail-pieces, etc., printed with black-bordered pages. List of lithographic illustrations: [1] View of the City Hall, p. 26; [2] Funeral Car Crossing the Hudson River, p. 116; [3] Arrival of the Remains at Desbrosses Street Ferry, p. 122; [4] Dome of the City Hall-Scene at Midnight, p. 128; [5] View of the Catafalque in front of City Hall, p. 144; [6] Procession passing Fifth Avenue Hotel, p. 148; [7] Departure of the Remains [by Rail], p. 150. Bound in full, black morocco leather, over beveled boards, with spine gold-lettered: Lincoln Obsequies, with gilt line & urn design, and printer’s name gilt at base of spine: E. Jones & Co.; front cover with gilt titling with larger gilt urn design, and the recipient's and former owner’s name gold-stamped below: [General] Martin T. McMahon. (see scan); blindstamped borders around covers, with gilt design from front cover, repeated on the back cover, all edges gilt, with dark brown coated paper endpapers, with the Valentine letter mounted, by being pasted along the top-edge onto the front paste-down, and penciled notation on reverse of facing coated endpaper: “Pres. Copy to Gen. McMahon from David T. Valentine, with letter.” The leather at both spine ends has chipped away, with some wear to cover corners, edges, scratches to surface of leather on spine, covers, a 3 inch split to the back outer hinge (leather) along the spine, from the bottom, and a partial crack to the front outer hinge leather along the spine from the top. The plates have not been tanned from the tissue guards; interior, generally is clean, and without creased pages. Text of the letter; on an engraved sheet of 5 in. x 8 in. stationary, headed: Office of Clerk of Common Council No. 8 City-Hall New York 186- “Dear Sir The accompanying Volume is respectfully Presented for your acceptance [signed] D T. Valentine Clerk of Common Council” General M. T. McMahon, was born in Canada in 1838, he served throughout the Civil War, and was in all the major battles of the Army of the Potomac; he was also an attorney, and later U.S. Minister to Paraguay. The scan shows the spine and the front cover. Weight: 3 lbs. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-520465997

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Title: Obsequies of Abraham Lincoln, in the City of...

Publisher: New York: Edmund Jones & Co. 1866. Monaghan, Lincoln Bibliography 1839-1939; Volume 1, p. 221, # 872.

Publication Date: 1939

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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