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W. T. Rawleigh

Published by W. T. Rawleigh, Freeport, IL (1930)

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About this Item: W. T. Rawleigh, Freeport, IL, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The cover has green cloth with goldtone letters. 291 pages, plus the frontal matter, appendix, and index; b/w photos and other illustrations. The title page states, "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. Statue Designed and Executed by Leonard Crunelle and Presented to People of Stephenson County, Illinois." The text block ends have darkened. The pages are lightly tanned. Scans e-mailed upon request. Seller Inventory # 012650

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RAWLEIGH,W.T.

Published by SELF PUBLISHED, ILLINOIS (1930)

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About this Item: SELF PUBLISHED, ILLINOIS, 1930. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. G/-, SPOTS ON FRONT COVER, GREEN COVER, INK NAME ON ENDPAPER, 291 PAGES PLUS APPENDIX. Seller Inventory # 15635

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About this Item: W. T. Raleigh, Freeport, IL, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. First edition. 8vo; viii, 291, xi + Index, green cloth The Lincoln-Douglas debate at Freeport was a turning-point in Lincoln's political future. In addition to the statue coverage, there is learned commentary on its meaning; but, as important, it contains memories by people who heard the debate, and others who had met Lincoln. Laid in is the publisher's presentation card. Illustrated with plates. Seller Inventory # 0008434

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Rawleigh, W.T.

Published by W.T. Rawleigh: Freeport, Ill (1930)

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About this Item: W.T. Rawleigh: Freeport, Ill, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition. Very good +. Green binding with gilt titles. Gilt on the spine is sunned. Gilt title on the front cover bright and unfaded. Tight, clean copy. Illustrated. Excercises attendant upon the unveiling of a statue of Lincoln; Freeport, Illinois, August 27, 1929 on the 71st anniversary of the Freeport Lincoln-Douglas debate.(ff). Seller Inventory # ABE-8044342103

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About this Item: W.T. Rawleigh, Freeport, IL, 1930. Hardcover. 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. Front board intones in gilt, "The Fate of a Nation Was Decided at Freeport." Suntitle continues, "Containing Addresses Delivered at Unveiling, List of Exhibits Displayed, Account of Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Etc." Much speechifying from notable locals and Lincoln luminaries. Seller Inventory # 43233

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W. T. Rawleigh

Published by W. T. Raleigh, Freeport, IL (1930)

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About this Item: W. T. Raleigh, Freeport, IL, 1930. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First Edition. 6" x 9", pp. vii, [4] 5-291, xi, [8] with 14 pages of illustrations. Book, inside and out is in fine condition protected by a plain brown DJ. W. T. Rawleigh was the donor of the Lincoln statue in Freeport, the location for the great Lincoln-Douglas debate in which the new folk leader of the West was to clarify the distracting political situation of the time and to prepare the way for the final settlement of America's greatest issue since the Revolution. "Freeport has taken its place among the hallowed spots where occurred a great event that raised aloft the banner of freedom." (p. 74). Green textured cloth over boards with gilt titling on the cover. Seller Inventory # 399

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W. T. Rawleigh

Published by W. T. Rawleigh, Freeport (1930)

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About this Item: W. T. Rawleigh, Freeport, 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. No additional printings. Presentation copy with card affixed to front paste down:"Presented with the compliments of W.T. Rawleigh" who was the publisher and donor of the Lincoln statue. Laid in is a full page typed and signed letter dated 4/12/1931 from E.H. Gloege, one of the Lincoln Douglas exhibitors whom appears in the book and to whom the book was presented thanking Mr. Rawleigh for the book and also mentioning President Roosevelt in a related matter. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 Book; binding tight, 1/4",1/2" and 3" closed tears to spine, straight boards have slight soiling with minor bumping and rubbing to corners; exhibitor's name address and date with noted page #s to front paste down, several faint pencil erasures to text else free of marks, appears gently read. Photos upon request. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 031915CR8#1

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About this Item: W.T. Rawleigh, Freeport, IL, 1930. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 38669

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