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LINCOLN Abraham EVERETT Edward

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Item Description: 1863. First Edition. (LINCOLN, Abraham) EVERETT, Edward. An Oration Delivered on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, (November 19, 1863) at the Consecration of the Cemetery Prepared for the Interment of the Remains of Those Who Fell in the Battles of July 1st, 2d, and 3d, 1863. New York: Baker & Godwin, 1863. Octavo, original pale peach publisher's printed wrappers; pp. 48. $60,000.Rare first book-form appearance of Lincoln's magnificent Gettysburg Address, scrawled, according to legend, on scratch-paper and envelopes, corresponding almost exactly to the spoken version transcribed by Associated Press reporter Joseph L. Gilbert, in original wrappers.The Gettysburg Address, a few short lines scrawled, according to legend, on scratch-paper and the backs of envelopes, is one of America's most cherished documents. As noted by David Mearns of the Library of Congress, "Touch any aspect of the Address and you touch a mystery""one immersed in history. Before a large crowd assembled at Gettysburg, orator Edward Everett delivered his address as President Lincoln waited on the platform, occasionally "removing his speech and glancing over it before returning it to his pocket". As Everett started back to his seat, Lincoln stood to clasp his hand and warmly congratulate him". the 'flutter and motion of the crowd ceased the moment the President was on his feet'". Lincoln put on his steel-rimmed spectacles and glanced down at his pages. Though he had had but a brief time to prepare the address, he had devoted intense thought to his chosen theme for nearly a decade". giving truth to the phrase 'all men are created equal'". 'Four score and seven years ago,' he began" (Goodwin, Team of Rivals, 585-6). This work paid "unforgettable justice to the thousands of young Americans who had struggled with incredible bravery" (Bruce Catton). "The Washington Chronicle of 18-21 November reported extensively on this ceremony and included a verbatim text of 'Edward Everett's Great Oration'". On the fourth day it noted in passing that the President had also made a speech, but gave no details. When it came to the separate publication on 22 November, Everett's 'Oration' was reprinted from the standing type, but Lincoln's speech had still to be set up. It was tucked away as a final paragraph on page 16 of the pamphlet. It was similarly treated when the meanly produced leaflet was replaced by a 48-page booklet published by Baker and Goodwin of New York in the same year" (PMM 351). This is that New York printing, with Lincoln's Address on page 40. This edition was preceded only by the exceptionally rare 16-page pamphlet, The Gettysburg Solemnities, known in only three copies. This printing corresponds almost exactly to the spoken version transcribed by Associated Press reporter Joseph L. Gilbert, with the omission of "poor" in "our poor power to add or detract," and correcting "refinished" to "unfinished work." Wills, 191-204; 261-263. Howes E233. Sabin 23263. Streeter 1747. Monaghan 193. Grolier, American 100, 72 (note). Only most minor wear to spine. A fine copy, most rare and desirable in such beautiful condition. Bookseller Inventory # 106581

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Sinclair, Upton; London, Jack; Lewis, Sinclair; Steffens, Lincoln

Published by Upton Sinclair (1953)

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Item Description: Upton Sinclair, 1953. Unbound. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Believed to be the last of Upton Sinclair's unpublished book-length manuscripts in private hands, AMERICAN FABLES is a uniquely important piece of American literary history. Sinclair's body of work dealt with numerous issues and trends in American, life, society and politics during this era, but often as part of a larger, character-driven narrative. AMERICAN FABLES was his signal attempt to synthesize these key threads by combining sections of his work with that of other authors. The work takes the form of 30 "Fables", seventeen of which are Sinclair, thirteen by others including such prominent American authors (and friends) Jack London, Sinclair Lewis, Lincoln Steffens, and John Reed. Also included are contributions by Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr, the noted anarchist Prince Kropotkin, E. W. Scripps, Harry Price, Prynce Hopkins, and others. Sinclair's own seventeen "Fables" are taken from or based on previously published works authored 1923-48, with new unpublished material composed in 1952. The thirteen "Fables" of the other authors (Jack London, Sinclair Lewis, et al.), are mostly from between the wars, but range from 1899 (Kropotkin - a bit of an outlier) to 1951. This work has been much discussed for decades among Sinclair scholars. It has been described as Sinclair's attempt to create a politically-layered, fictionalized history of America between the wars told through key stories taken from his own work and that of others. From what Sinclair told Ron Gottesman, it was intended as a domestic "prequel" of sorts to the Lanny Budd series. It was an outgrowth of several earlier drafts conceived of, it is said, as an American equivalent to the "Arabian Nights" or "One Thousand and One Nights". Gottesman indicated that, after Sinclair worked through a number of drafts for the better part of a decade under a different title (see below), finishing and sending this "final" draft to Sinclair's literary agent Bertha Klausner right around the time of the publication of THE RETURN OF LANNY BUDD in 1953, which was the culmination of the enormous series of eleven volumes begun with WORLD'S END in 1940. Sinclair had expected Viking to publish the work, or to easily find another publisher. But this was not to be, as Senator Joseph McCarthy's incendiary attacks against the Left created such a hostile environment, that it intimidated all potential publishers of this new work by the avowed Socialist and one- time Democratic nominee to be Governor of California. After that first flurry of submissions and what Sinclair described to Gottesman as somewhat panicked rejections, the work sat forgotten for years in the files of Sinclair's literary agent, Bertha Klausner, until it was returned to Sinclair in the 1960's. FORMAT: The work is 400 pages, typed on white watermarked paper (8.5 x 11 inches), with 350 of the 400 leaves bearing holograph additions, corrections, and excisions, mainly by Upton Sinclair, but some in the hand of his wife, author Mary Craig Sinclair, 1 page entirely in holograph. The vast majority of typed leaves are ribbon copies. Pagination is almost entirely supplied by hand (correcting the prior typed pagination). The COLLATION is [1-2], 17-54, [54a], 55-189, 190- 1, 192, 193a-193b, 194-215, 261-17, 218-263, 263a, 264-267, 267a, 268-284, 285-99, 300-425. PROVENANCE: The estate of Upton Sinclair; by inheritance to his son David, by inheritance to David's wife Jean Sinclair. Ink stamp of Sinclair's literary agent Bertha Klausner on title/index leaf. Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. (1878-1968), pioneering muckraker, American novelist, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author of the influential novel THE JUNGLE, which created such public controversy about the meat packing industry that it is in large part credited with the passing of the Pure Food and Drug Act, and ultimately to the creation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Outside his literary work, Sinclair was notable in many fields. He was in some ways a precursor to Bernie Sande. Manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 00524461

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LINCOLN, Abraham

Published by [n.p.],, Massachusetts: (1863)

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Item Description: [n.p.],, Massachusetts:, 1863. FIRST EDITION. Broadside. 28 x 20 inches. Mounted on cloth, folded in quarters, minor splitting a center fold; light soiling and edgewear with minor chips (without loss of text), very light annotations in ink on verso (visible to recto right margin). Overall an excellent example of this rare and important broadside. First printing of the first proclamation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. This original broadside produced in Massachusetts is formatted in two halves, the top being Governor John A. Andrew's announcement of Lincoln's Proclamation dated July 27, 1863, and the bottom being Lincoln's actual proclamation dated July 15, 1863, announcing that August 6 shall be set aside as a National Day of Thanksgiving. Though the exact printing date is unknown, it can be assumed that it was printed within the week following July 27.Thanksgiving was observed as a holiday since colonial times and each state would set aside its own day for celebration. This proclamation was the first time that the holiday would be celebrated on a set day nationwide, making it the first observed Thanksgiving as a national holiday.Later the same year, on October 3, 1863, Lincoln made a second proclamation again announcing Thanksgiving as a holiday, but this time in November, a date closer to the time most states had been celebrating it in the past. This earlier proclamation is actually the first time Thanksgiving was given national status, but because the second proclamation was widely accepted, the knowledge of this earlier one has been somewhat forgotten, making this piece a rare and important document in the annals of American history.Though this broadside is for the State of Massachusetts, no other broadsides from any other states announcing this date are known to exist, and only three other copies of this rare document are located through OCLC. Bookseller Inventory # 11224

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LINCOLN Abraham MESERVE Frederick Hill

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Item Description: 1944. (LINCOLN, Abraham) MESERVE, Frederick Hill. Photograph album. WITH: Photographs of Abraham Lincoln. No place, no date; New York: Harcourt Brace, 1944. Loose album sheets (9 by 12 inches) featuring 191 photographic images. Housed in a cloth four-fold portfolio binder. WITH: Octavo, original navy cloth, original dust jacket. $22,000.Extraordinary album comprising over 191 photographs, primarily silver and platinum prints, of Abraham Lincoln, his family, and contemporaries assembled by Frederick Meserve. Accompanied by the first trade edition of Meserve's landmark work, accomplished in collaboration with Carl Sandburg, Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, featuring 100 images of the 16th President, in daguerreotypes, cartes-de-visite, stereoviews, and more by photographers including Matthew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and Alexander Hesler.Photographer "Frederick Hill Meserve was an important collector of Lincoln photographs. Sandburg asserts". that 'it is quite probable that certain Lincoln photographs would not have come to light but for Meserve'" (University of Illinois). This unbound photograph album appears to confirm that assertion. In 191 photographs, some of which bear penciled identification in Meserve's hand, Meserve carefully creates a tableau of Lincoln's life in portraiture, capturing both Lincoln and his social circle""the friends, acquaintances, political figures, and social reformers who shaped him. The photographs, primarily silver and platinum prints, each measure 2-1/4 by 3-1/2 inches, and are inserted into double-sided loose album pages, which are housed in a cloth portfolio. The first portion of the album, hand-numbered from 1-100 in pencil, featured 94 portraits of Lincoln arranged chronologically. The subsequent pages house an additional 91 images, which include additional portraits of Lincoln, as well as Mary Todd Lincoln, Robert Todd Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, John Brown, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, General Grant, General Sherman, President Hayes, and many other luminaries of the period. The purpose of the album is unclear, but it may have served as a working set of prints used by Meserve as he prepared the first volume of Photographs of Abraham Lincoln for publication. In 1911, Frederick Hill Meserve privately published his landmark work, Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, featuring 100 photographs of the 16th President that he had collected over many years including daguerreotypes, cartes-de-visite, stereoviews, and other formats by photographers such as Matthew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and Alexander Hesler. Meserve published additional volumes over the ensuing years featuring other portraits of Lincoln and his associates, an endeavor that coincided with the growth of his personal photograph collection, which grew to over 70,000 pieces. It was only recently acquired by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale. This trade edition of Photographs of Abraham Lincoln is preceded by numerous privately printed editions and privately printed supplements that commenced publication in 1911. Album extremely good, with mild toning to page edges and a few corners torn, some photographs lightly silvered. An exceptional photographic archive. Bookseller Inventory # 107267

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AN ORATION DELIVERED ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF: Lincoln, Abraham; Everett,
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Item Description: Baker and Godwin, 1863. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Baker & Godwin, New York, 1863. 8vo. 48pp. "Four score and seven years ago.": the earliest publication of the Gettysburg Address in book form, preceded only by the exceptionally rare sixteen-page pamphlet, The Gettysburg Solemnities, known in only three copies. Bound in recent hardcover. Several pages attached with recent restoration paper stubs. Lincoln made his speech at the dedication of a cemetery on the Gettysburg battlefield some four months after the pivotal battle that turned the tide of the Civil War in favor of the Union. Lincoln's speech was preceded by an address from Edward Everett, the most famous orator of his day. Everett's speech took some ninety minutes to deliver, and is largely forgotten. Lincoln's speech, delivered in only a few minutes, is immortal. It is a supreme distillation of American values, and of the sacrifices necessary for the survival of liberty and freedom. "The Washington Chronicle of 18-21 November reported extensively on this ceremony and included a verbatim text of 'Edward Everett's Great Oration.' On the fourth day it noted in passing that the President had also made a speech, but gave no details. When it came to the separate publication on 22 November, Everett's 'Oration' was reprinted from the standing type, but Lincoln's speech had to be set up. It was tucked away as a final paragraph on page 16 of the pamphlet [The Gettysburg Solemnities]. It was similarly treated when the meanly produced leaflet was replaced by a 48-page booklet published by Baker and Godwin of New York in the same year" (PMM). Lincoln's address appears on page 40, and parenthetical notes are added indicating "applause" and "long-continued applause." A diagram on page 32 gives the details of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg. Howes E232, "b"; Monaghan 193; Grolier, American 100, 72 (note); Streeter Sale 1747; Sabin 23263; cf. Printing and the Mind of Man 351; Garry Wills, Lincoln at Gettysburg, pp.191-204. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1503132

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Lincoln, Abraham.

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Item Description: Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. ("Abraham Lincoln"), in black ink, Washington, February 10, 1862. Folio. Partially printed document on vellum accomplished in a secretarial hand. Blue wafer seal intact. Lincoln's signature is dark. Appointment of Ethan A[llen] Hitchcock to the rank of Major General of Volunteers. Boldly co-signed by Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War, and Adjutant General L. Thomas (a few small holes at the folds, else fine, fresh and dark). Lincoln (1809-65), 16th President of the United States (1861-65) and one of the most important figures in American history. Hitchcock (1798-1870), Graduated West Point in 1817; served in Florida war; later with Winfield Scott in Mexico. He was commissioned Major-General of Volunteers (as per this document) in 1862 and rendered many valuable services to Lincoln's administration and the Union Army (see Basler's Lincoln for numerous references to him). Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 600008

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Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and: LINCOLN, Abraham.

Item Description: Columbus: Follett, Foster and Company, 1860, 1860. Octavo. Publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth,gilt lettered spine. Blue cloth chemise and slipcase. A few spots of foxing to title page. Copies in the original cloth are commonly found in shabby condition, this one is remarkably fresh and unsullied. A fine copy. First edition of the text of the debates that were Lincoln's springboard to fame. The Lincoln–Douglas debates are unquestionably the most famous, and most important, of such confrontations to have been staged in the history of American politics. The candidates' sharp exchanges helped to polarise sectional attitudes towards slavery, and - although Lincoln lost the 1858 Illinois Senate race of which they were a part - the debates catapulted Lincoln towards the 1860 presidential nomination, and into the White House. The text of the Lincoln–Douglas Debates was set from Lincoln's own scrapbook - now in the Library of Congress - of clippings of the candidates' remarks as reported by the Chicago Press & Tribune (for the Republican Lincoln), and by the Chicago Times (for the Democrat Douglas). When published as a presidential campaign tool in April 1860, the collected speeches became a best-seller, and by the time of Lincoln's official nomination, some 30,000 copies were in circulation. Our copy is inscribed discreetly in pencil on one of the blank leaves at the end: "George Wolford/ May - 1860"; this is almost certainly the New York Republican Assemblyman of the same name who stood in the 81st New York State Legislature in 1858, giving this copy a marvellous contemporary resonance. A stunning copy of one of the most celebrated publications in American political history. Howes L388; Leroy, Mr. Lincoln's Book 15; Monaghan, Lincoln Bibliography 69; Monaghan, "The Lincoln–Douglas Debates," in Lincoln Herald 45:2–11; Pratt, "Lincoln Autographed Debates," in Manuscripts 6:194–201; Sabin 41156. Bookseller Inventory # 97989

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Lincoln, Abraham; Douglas, Stephen A.

Published by Columbus, OH: Follett, Foster and Company (1860)

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Item Description: Columbus, OH: Follett, Foster and Company, 1860. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing, first issue, without a line over the publisher's imprint on the verso of the title page, and "2" to the foot of page 17. Publisher's brown cloth, boards decoratively stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Near fine, with the lightest touch of wear to extremities, fresh and unfaded cloth, spine gilt bright, contemporary former owner's inscriptions to the front endpapers and title page, bookplate to front pastedown, bright and clean interior. Overall, about fine and completely unsophisticated, the nicest we've seen. Howes L338. Monaghan 69. HBS 65543. Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen Douglas collects the transcripts of the seven debates between Lincoln and Douglas held in Illinois from August 21 - October 15, 1858. When both men were running for Senate in Illinois, Lincoln challenged his Democratic opponent to a series of formal debates, which took place at Ottawa, Freeport, Jonesboro, Charleston, Galesburg, Quincy, and Alton. In each city, one candidate would open with an hour speech, the other would respond with an hour and half response, and the first would conclude the debate with a thirty minute rebuttal. The main topic of the debates was slavery, particularly in regards to its legality in the American territories. Notably, in the second debate, which was held in Freeport, Douglas articulated his "Freeport Doctrine," which argued for using popular sovereignty as a means to determine whether or not a territory would allow slavery. Although Lincoln would lose the senatorial race, Douglas' support of the Kansas-Nebraska Act vis-à-vis the Freeport Doctrine directly contradicted the Dred Scott decision and caused a regional divide in the Democratic Party, thereby paving the way for Lincoln to win the 1860 presidential election. In addition to the "Great Debates," this volume includes Lincoln and Douglas speeches given earlier in the same year at Springfield and Chicago, which include Lincoln's memorable "The House Divided" speech, as well as the two men's correspondence prior to the debates. Notably, Political Debates was printed in 1860 to garner support for Lincoln in the presidential race. Bookseller Inventory # AHSD002

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LINCOLN, Abraham.

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Item Description: Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. in black ink as President, Washington, D.C., December 23, 1863. Six lines plus signature and date, on verso of the integral blank of an Autograph Letter Signed from General John M. Schofield, Washington, D.C., December 23, 1863. 8vo. 2 pages. Fine, fresh example, dark and clean. In his letter, Schofield addresses his commander in chief deferentially: "Mr. President, I desire simply to ask you if I may be absent from Washington a few days pending the settlement of my affairs, I wish to spend Christmas day with my relatives at West Point. If there is any reason for my remaining here of course I do not wish to go." On verso, Lincoln writes: "Not the slightest objection to Gen. Schofield's visiting West Point, so that he be in call by Telegraph." This letter serves as an interesting footnote to the long-simmering problem in Missouri, where Schofield had been in command. A slave state, Missouri had seethed with pro and anti-slavery conflicts, and was terrorized by armed bands of southern sympathizers. Schofield and the provisional governor had engaged in bitter jurisdictional quarrels until all factions finally united to criticize Schofield for his "high-handed" administration and demand his removal. In early December 1863, a congressman who had visited Missouri told Lincoln first hand of Schofield's increasing difficulties, prompting the President on December 11 to telegraph a simple order to Schofield: "Please come see me at once." After his White House interview, Lincoln recommended that Schofield be promoted to major general, transferred, and Rosecrans appointed to take his place. Lincoln's recommendation was quickly approved by the Senate. Schofield (1831-1906), Graduated West Point, 1853. In Missouri at the outbreak of the Civil War, he became chief of staff to Gen. Nathaniel Lyon and served until Lyon¿s death at the battle of Wilson's Creek, August 1861. Promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in November, he was engaged in field operations in Missouri and later commanded the Department of the Missouri as major-general. Assuming command of XXIII Corps in February 1864, he took part in Sherman's Atlanta campaign as one of the three army commanders and badly shattered Hool's confederate force at the fierce battle of Franlklin, Tenn. Moving the XXIII Corps to the mouth of the Cape Fear river, He occupied Wilmington, N.C., and effected a junction with Sherman at Goldsboro, March 23, 1865, for the final moves against Gen. J.E. Johnston. In the spring of 1868 served briefly as U.S. secretary of war. Promoted major-general, regular army, 1869, he commanded several departments successively and made the recommendations that led to the acquisition of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as a naval base. Superintendent at West Point, 1876-81. Lincoln (1809-65), 16th President of the United States (1861-65) and one of the most important figures in American history. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 601017

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LINCOLN, Abraham, JOHNSON, Andrew, BOLTON, Capt. John T, OLDROYD, Osborn H.]

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Item Description: Six related items, all finely mounted, comprising; 1.Regimental Document, 1pp., 15 x 10 inches printed on heavy paper, handwritten in spaces, concerning the appointment of John T. Bolton to First Sargeant in the New Jersey Volunteers, 15th September 1862. Some creasing and folds, light soiling, very good. 2. [LINCOLN, Abraham] Document, 1pp., approx 19 x 16 printed on vellum, Presidential title, elaborately engraved with eagle above text and military apparatus below. Concerns the appointment of Bolton to Second Lieutenant in the Veteran Reserve Corps. Dated 1st August, 1864. Signed by President Lincoln and the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. Printed text, handwritten name and date. With blue wax seal, and marginal notes in red ink from Adjutant General's office, some light soiling, folding, creases, very good. 3. [JOHNSON, Andrew] Document, 1pp., approx 19 x 16 inches printed on vellum, Presidential title as above. Concerns the appointment of John T Bolton to First Lieutenant for gallant and meritous services during the war. Dated 10th May 1866. Signed by President Johnson (a stamped signature, as was his method due to a weakened hand) and Stanton as Secretary of War. Printed text, handwritten name and date. With blue wax seal, and marginal notes in red ink, some light soiling, area of browning to top left, folding creases with one small hole, very good. 4. [JOHNSON, Andrew] Document 1pp., as above in format, for the appointment of Bolton to Captain. Dated 11th July 1866. Stamped signature of President Johnson and Stanton as Secretary of War. 5. OLDROYD, Osborn H. Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. 1901. 8vo. pp. 305, with advert and folding map. Some creasing to first few leaves else very good in brown cloth, titled in gilt. First Edition. 6. OLDROYD, Osborn H. Typed letter. 1pp., dated 1914, addressed to Bolton, requesting first hand accounts of the assassination (Bolton was on duty at Ford's Theatre that evening). Signed by the author. The material is archivally mounted and collected in an elegant half-leather clamshell box in elephant folio size. A striking presentation. John T. Bolton was a respected soldier and this is a good documentation of his progression through the ranks. Bolton was present when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and it is understood from the family that he had applied for a position in the president's personal security team and that this was being considered at the time of the assassination. Bookseller Inventory # 36857

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LINCOLN Abraham

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Item Description: 1860. First Edition. LINCOLN, Abraham. Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, In the Celebrated Campaign of 1858, in Illinois. Columbus: Follett, Foster, 1860. Octavo, original blind-stamped brown cloth. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $8500.First edition, first issue, of the most famous debates in American history, the event that transformed Lincoln into a national presidential candidate.Running as a little-known candidate for the Illinois senatorship in 1858, Lincoln challenged incumbent and Democratic leader Stephen Douglas to a series of debates. The result was a memorable chain of lively arguments in front of cheering crowds. Though Lincoln lost the senatorial race, "he began collecting a scrapbook of his best speeches, particularly those from the just-concluded campaign against Douglas, for possible inclusion in a book. Assiduously pasting newspaper accounts of the debates into the scrapbook, Lincoln cast about for a publisher. Initial efforts failed, mainly because Lincoln wanted the book printed in Springfield, which had no local publishing or printing facilities. Eventually, however, the Columbus, Ohio, firm of Follett, Foster & Company showed interest, and he began preparing the first edition". Somewhat surprisingly for an attorney, Lincoln did not seek Douglas' permission to publish a book of their combined speeches, although Douglas was later given the last-minute opportunity""he declined""to make corrections to his own remarks" (Morris, 121). First issue, with no advertisements, no rule above the publisher's imprint on the copyright page, and with numeral 2 at the bottom of page 17. Monaghan 69. Wessen, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas, 91-106. Howes L338. Sabin 41156. See McMurtry, Different Editions (1934). Text generally fresh with slight foxing mainly to preliminaries, a bit of soiling, expert restoration to original cloth. A desirable copy. Bookseller Inventory # 106643

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Rothschild, Alonzo - Abraham Lincoln.

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin & Co., New York:, 1917. Full Blue Morocco. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Extra illustrated with numerous engraved portraits and plates. Engraved bust portrait of Lincoln by H.B. Hall from a photograph by Brady. Magnificently bound in full dark blue polished morocco,densely gilt-tooled, ribbed six panel spine, a.e.g. Tipped in at the front is a 1 page, military appointment SIGNED BY LINCOLN and dated August 5, 1861. A wonderful Lincoln book with a beautiful autograph. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 000253

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The Gettysburg Address in Autograph Leaves: Lincoln, Abraham

Lincoln, Abraham

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Item Description: Cushings and Bailey, 1864. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition of this rare, first publication of the definitive version of the Gettysburg Address. Cushings and Bailey, Baltimore, 1864. Lincoln hand wrote his final version of the Gettysburg Address for Autograph Leaves of Our Country's Authors, a work created by a former Union Army officer to benefit fellow soldiers in the Civil War. Alexander Bliss and John Pendleton Kennedy assembled and published the book in 1864 to raise money for the Baltimore Sanitary Fair. They solicited many prominent Americans, including Lincoln, Herman Melville and Edgar Allen Poe, to provide hand-written copies of one of their works. The book published in 1864 contains reproductions of many fascinating works hand-written by the authors, including a first appearance of a work by Melville and a work by Edgar Allen Poe, as well as the final and definitive version of the Gettysburg Address. There are five copies of the Gettysburg Address in Lincoln’s handwriting. Each is slightly different in its wording and punctuation. The version that was included in Autograph Leaves was his final version, and is considered the definitive text. Lincoln gave the first two drafts of the Gettysburg Address to his two secretaries, John Nicolay and John Hay. It is presumed, but not known whether one of these drafts is the manuscript that Lincoln read from in Gettysburg. Both of these documents are now at the Library of Congress. The other three copies of the Address were written out by Lincoln in February and March of 1864 for charitable causes supporting Union soldiers. Edward Everett requested a copy for the Metropolitan Fair in New York. The Everett Copy is now at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. Historian George Bancroft made a similar request to benefit the Baltimore Sanitary Fair. His stepson, Alexander Bliss, was collecting manuscripts for a book that was to be sold at the Fair. The Bancroft Copy—the copy at now housed at Cornell University—proved to be unsuitable for use in Autograph Leaves of Our Country’s Authors and Bliss and his colleague, John Pendleton Kennedy, were compelled to write Lincoln to request another copy of the Address for their book. Lincoln complied and wrote the fifth and final copy of his speech—the Bliss Copy—in early March of 1864. It is the only copy of the Gettysburg Address that includes a title—“Address delivered at the dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg”—a date, and his full signature. It is now in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House. It is also the version that is on the wall of the Lincoln Memorial. A very good copy of the book. Previous owner's writing on front free end paper. Housed in a custom-made collector’s slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1508169

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The Gettysburg Address, Autograph Leaves of Our: Lincoln, Abraham

Lincoln, Abraham

Published by Cushings and Bailey, Baltimore (1864)

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Item Description: Cushings and Bailey, Baltimore, 1864. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition of this rare, first publication of the definitive version of the Gettysburg Address. Cushings and Bailey, Baltimore, 1864. Lincoln hand wrote his final version of the Gettysburg Address for Autograph Leaves of Our Country's Authors, a work created by a former Union Army officer to benefit fellow soldiers in the Civil War. Alexander Bliss and John Pendleton Kennedy assembled and published the book in 1864 to raise money for the Baltimore Sanitary Fair. They solicited many prominent Americans, including Lincoln, Herman Melville and Edgar Allen Poe, to provide hand-written copies of one of their works. The book published in 1864 contains reproductions of many fascinating works hand-written by the authors, including a first appearance of a work by Melville and a work by Edgar Allen Poe, as well as the final and definitive version of the Gettysburg Address. There are five copies of the Gettysburg Address in Lincoln’s handwriting. Each is slightly different in its wording and punctuation. The version that was included in Autograph Leaves was his final version, and is considered the definitive text. Lincoln gave the first two drafts of the Gettysburg Address to his two secretaries, John Nicolay and John Hay. It is presumed, but not known whether one of these drafts is the manuscript that Lincoln read from in Gettysburg. Both of these documents are now at the Library of Congress. The other three copies of the Address were written out by Lincoln in February and March of 1864 for charitable causes supporting Union soldiers. Edward Everett requested a copy for the Metropolitan Fair in New York. The Everett Copy is now at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. Historian George Bancroft made a similar request to benefit the Baltimore Sanitary Fair. His stepson, Alexander Bliss, was collecting manuscripts for a book that was to be sold at the Fair. The Bancroft Copy—the copy at now housed at Cornell University—proved to be unsuitable for use in Autograph Leaves of Our Country’s Authors and Bliss and his colleague, John Pendleton Kennedy, were compelled to write Lincoln to request another copy of the Address for their book. Lincoln complied and wrote the fifth and final copy of his speech—the Bliss Copy—in early March of 1864. It is the only copy of the Gettysburg Address that includes a title—“Address delivered at the dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg”—a date, and his full signature. It is now in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House. It is also the version that is on the wall of the Lincoln Memorial. A very good copy of the book, with a few leaves in the front of the book loose. Book mark attached to the front paste-down. Housed in a custom-made collector’s slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1405301

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Abraham Lincoln: A History: LINCOLN, Abraham] NICOLAY,

LINCOLN, Abraham] NICOLAY, John G. and HAY, John.

Published by Century, New York (1890)

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Item Description: Century, New York, 1890. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. (LINCOLN, Abraham) NICOLAY, John G. and HAY, John. Abraham Lincoln: A History. New York: Century, 1890. Ten volumes. Large octavo, original publisher's three-quarter morocco. First edition of this important biography by Lincoln's private secretaries, with ten frontispiece portraits of Lincoln and over 300 wood-engraved illustrations. This early and definitive biography of Lincoln was the result of fifteen years of collaboration by Lincoln's private secretaries, John Nicolay and John Hay. Ex libris bookplates. Spines evenly toned, light rubbing, dry and hinges tender. Very scarce and desirable. Bookseller Inventory # 000145

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LINCOLN ( ABRAHAM} AND DOUGLAS {STEPHEN A.]

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Item Description: FOLLETT,FOSTER AND COMPANY, COLUMBUS, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE OF HOWES # 338 ,ORIGINAL CLOTH BOARDS HAVE BEEN TREATED WITH CLEAR LAMINATION,PREVIOUS OWNERS SIGNATURE ON FRONT AND REAR LEAVES,WITH SOME FOXING. Bookseller Inventory # 038163

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Lincoln, Abraham

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Item Description: Washington, D.C., 1865. Albumen photograph. The last known photograph of Abraham Lincoln, taken on March 6, 1865, taken on the balcony at the White House. Measures 11 inches by 14 inches mounted on the original frame. Photographer Henry Warren did not have an appointment with President Lincoln, but tricked a young Tad Lincoln into bringing his father to the south balcony. "Posing just to please his son, Lincoln appears preoccupied and perhaps a little annoyed" (Hamilton and Ostendorf, Lincoln in Photographs). Bookseller Inventory # 5789

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ADDRESS OF HON. EDWARD EVERETT, AT THE: Lincoln, Abraham; Everett,

Lincoln, Abraham; Everett, Edward

Published by Little Brown (1864)

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Item Description: Little Brown, 1864. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1864., 1864. 87,[1]pp. plus two maps. Bound in red leather, gold tooling and titling. "First authorized edition of Lincoln's address" - Howes. Here, as was the case at the dedication, President Lincoln's immortal words are placed second to Everett's long, now forgotten, speech on the war. Everett's speech takes up more than fifty pages, while Lincoln's iconic words are contained on a single page in the rear of the book. This edition was published for the benefit of the cemetery monument fund. The frontispiece map shows the battlefield, and the folding plate gives a map of the grounds of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. HOWES E232. MONAGHAN 194. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1609017

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EVANS Walker.; KIRSTEIN Lincoln

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Item Description: 1938. Eighty seven black and white photographs. First edition, limited to 5000 copies. Square 8vo., original black cloth, single blind rule to upper cover, printed paper label to spine, printed dust jacket, folding chemise, housed in a folding black cloth box, with a black morocco spine, raised bands, single gilt rules over under the bands, black morocco label lettered in gilt. New York, The Museum of Modern Art. Lacks the errata slip and the wraparound band. A presentation copy, inscribed in ink to a fellow photographer, Douglas Glass, on the front free endpaper 'To Douglas from Walker. Through the looking glass - June 1954 London - a memorable voyage'. Loosely inserted an ALS from Evans to Glass, 1 page, 30 by 20 cm, in pencil, on rough paper, folded to envelope size, strong horizontal fold, nicked on the edges, 'Jan.19 54 Glass, you hairy ape, I, we, Jane and I miss you and thank you for that excellent letter which shall be answered. By [illegible], the intellect, I send this greeting + love. Come back, we need you, Evans. T.Wilder calls us every day asking for you. Really! You should confine yourself!'. Also tipped in 9 negatives and 9 contact prints from them, all head and shoulders portraits of Glass by an unknown photographer, wearing a microphone, presumably being interviewed, with 2 photographs from the negatives, and a copy of Douglas Glass's 'Reflected Glory', the catalogue of his photographs exhibited in 1980 at the Rye Art Gallery. Printed label slightly rubbed and nicked, back cover spotted, dust jacket torn at head and tail of spine with some loss, nicked and creased at the edges, lightly spotted, browned. Bookseller Inventory # 217689

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Lincoln Abraham (Kennedy John P. And Bliss Alexander, Editors)

Published by Cushings & Bailey, Baltimore (1864)

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Item Description: Cushings & Bailey, Baltimore, 1864. First Edition Thus. Hardback. 4to. A good copy in the original dark brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Some wear to spine ends and tearing to the cloth at join of spine and upper board. Some wear to board tips. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Top edge gilt. 199 pages. Two illustrations. This was a work produced for charity, the editors obtaining examples from the works of the country's leading authors written in their own hand which are here produced in facsimile. Among those included are Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Henry Longfellow etc. However the editors also asked Abraham Lincoln for a copy of his Gettysburg Address which had been deliverd in November 1863 and which is now regarded as one of the finest examples of public oratory in the English language. Lincoln supplied this, which is the fifth and (so far as is known) final copy he provided of the Address. "Because of the apparent care in its preparation, and in part because Lincoln provided a title and signed and dated this copy, it has become the standard version of the address - - -. It is the version that is inscribed on the South Wall of the Lincoln Memorial. This draft is now displayed in the Lincoln room of the White House - - -". Accordingly this book contains, in facsimile, the first publication of what may be regarded as the definitive version of the Gettysburg Address. Bookseller Inventory # 22421

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Slavery, Lincoln Connection) Benjamin, Judah P. :

Published by No Place (Washington?) , N.D.

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Item Description: No Place (Washington?) , N.D. No Date (1860) 1st edition. No cover, as issued, with simple caption title at top, 8vo, 32 pages. The first Jew to serve in the U. S. Senate who did not renounce his Judaism, and future secretary of State for the Confederacy, Louisiana Senator Benjamin levels both barrels at Senator Stephen A. Douglas and his Popular Sovereignty doctrine. An important marker in the dismantling of the National Democratic Party. Signaling Southern repudiation of the Illinois Senator as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Benjamin argues that the South will be satisfied only by guarantees for the protection of slavery-- regardless of popular feeling-- in the Territories. In the course of arraigning Douglas, Benjamin discusses in some detail the former's debates with Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois senatorial contest two years earlier (the famous the "Lincoln-Douglas Debates") . Sabin; 4701. SUBJECT(S) : Campaign literature -- United States. Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories. Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1860. Campaign literature. Politics and government Presidents -- Election. Slavery -- Extension to the territories. Though several editions of the speech were published, this is the longest (32 pages) and scarcest edition, with only 15 copies listed in OCLC/Worldcat. Tiny notches in spine from earlier binding, Good+ Condition. (kh-5-59). Bookseller Inventory # 36438

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Rockwell, George Lincoln

Published by Parliament House, New York (1961)

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Item Description: Parliament House, New York, 1961. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. SIGNED by the author. FIRST PRINTING of the First Edition. The genuine First Edition, not the later edition published by J. V. Kenneth Morgan confused as the First, this being the American Nazi Party leader's first book, his autobiography of his life and work, how he got into conservative politics etc. Images available on request; email enquiries before purchasing. Hardcover WITH dust jacket - i.e. the genuine original two-piece jacket as published, 440pp. All copies of this book were very amateurishly produced by hand, they all showing boards mostly clean but with glue-staining along edges, binding taped-glued, pagination mostly clean and bright but poorly bound to the boards with glue with some page-browning to edges. Blank ffep shows the author's signature and a small ANP swastika'ed sticker. Dust jacket is neatly encased in an acid-free archival protector. An extremely rare collectible from America's politically and socially turbulent 1960s. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 00011020

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Lincoln, Abraham)

Published by New York Times, New York (1865)

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Item Description: New York Times, New York, 1865. Unbound. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. The complete original New York Times announcing the first news reports on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This copy is in near fine condition and no previously bound. There is slight wear at the center of the first page where two small slits appear with almost no loss of text. This is a well-preserved copy of, perhaps, the key historical newspaper in American history. Bookseller Inventory # b32167

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JOHNSTON, Joseph E., General, C.S.A. [HAY. John; LINCOLN, Abraham]

Published by D. Appleton and Company, New York (1874)

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Item Description: D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1874. 602 [6, ads] pp. Illustrated by Steel plates and Maps. 8vo, publisher's rust cloth stamped in gold and black. First edition. Howes J-167. Tiny chips to the extremities of the spine; light fraying to cloth at corners, joints and bottom edge; a tight and sound copy. Signed by J. E. Johnston at the end of the text (p. 602). This was Lincoln biographer and secretary John Hay's copy, signed by John Hay on the front free endpaper and with an autograph note signed by Johnston to Hay, Nov. 27th, 1888, regretting that he is unable to dine with him due to the death of a near relative in Richmond. Laid in are two leaves of notes in pencil by Hay relating to his careful reading of the text (examples: 340 Hood's sortie 21st; June 27 342-3 The assault on Kenesaw.363 Peace party"). Bookseller Inventory # 60771

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American Photographs: EVANS, Walker (photographs);

EVANS, Walker (photographs); Lincoln KIRSTEIN (essay)

Published by The Museum of Modern Art (1938)

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Item Description: The Museum of Modern Art, 1938. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1938. (9 x 8 in, 22.5 x 20.3 cm) 196 pp. First edition. Original black cloth with printed paper label on spine and tipped in errata slip (fine and fresh with minor cloth wear at bottom of rear board and hint of spotting to label); original printed dust jacket (two vertical creases to upper, a similar faint crease to lower; spine darkened with two losses, a 10x15mm crown chip and an archivally repaired split; tiny chips at top edge; closed tears and associated creasing at folds and edges; 20mm dog-legged tear at upper fore-corner archivally mended; overall delicate and a bit loose fitting); original printed yellow bellyband quoting MacLeish and Seldes (numerous creases and wrinkles to upper panel, crease on lower panel, mildly soiled, loss at heel extends to upper panel, front flap perished). Containing 87 photographs, this first edition of Walker Evans's masterpiece "holds a well-deserved place at the top of the pantheon." Parr / Badger, "The Photobook" Vol. I, pp. 114-15). Additional reference: ["The Book of 101 Books", pp. 98-9; "The Open Book", pp. 128-9]. Despite numerous jacket faults, this copy presents quite nicely, is near complete, and scarce thus. Inquiries welcomed. Bookseller Inventory # 2012912

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Item Description: Follett, Foster and Company, Columbus, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. The rare first state of the first edition. Original publisher's light brown cloth with gilt lettering. (i)-iv, two blanks, (1)-268, complete. Rubbed at extremities, some chipping at top of spine and a small piece missing close to bottom of spine. Front end paper torn with some loss. Dampstaining bottom right hand side throughout. Occasional foxing and spotting. Howes USiana, number L-338: "Historically the most important series of American political debates." 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 018773

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LINCOLN, Abraham]. DONALD, David Herbert.

Published by Thornwillow Press, (N. Y.) (1999)

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Item Description: Thornwillow Press, (N. Y.), 1999. Book Condition: A lovely book. As new. Small 4to, illustrated with three tipped-in photogravure portraits & two fold-out facsimile letters, 3/4 black moroccan goatskin & dark blue paste-paper boards, t.e.g., velvet lined folding black cloth traycase. First edition. With a never-before-seen collection of all the known letters & telegraph communications exchanged among members of the Lincoln family up to the time of his assassination. One of 185 copies printed on handmade paper & signed by David Herbert Donald, a leading Lincoln scholar, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for biography & the Charles Warren Professor Emeritus of American History & American Civilization at Harvard University. Bookseller Inventory # 11658

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Dr. Carvel E. Lincoln

Published by Nortex Press (2003)

ISBN 10: 1571689796 ISBN 13: 9781571689795

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Item Description: Nortex Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1571689796

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Robert Garfias, Lincoln Kirstein (Editor), Lincoln Kirstein (Introduction), Yasuhide Kobashi (Illustrator)

Published by Theatre Arts Books (1959)

ISBN 10: 0878305408 ISBN 13: 9780878305407

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Item Description: Theatre Arts Books, 1959. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0878305408

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Rockwell, George Lincoln

Published by J. V. Morgan, Arlington, VA, U.S.A. (1961)

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Item Description: J. V. Morgan, Arlington, VA, U.S.A., 1961. Cloth Over Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. This is one of the rare first printings, which were hand sewn to make hardback books. The book contains a signed letter by George Lincoln Rockwell to a Washington Post journalist. The letter praises to journalist for being an honest reporter but then proceeds to make racist comments and closes with "Heil Hitler!" Definitely a fascinating note and a truly unique piece for anyone interested in the period or this movement. We obtained the book and the letter from the reporter it was originally sent to by Rockwell. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Inscribed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 062710

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