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COUNSEL ASSIGNED [and] THE PERFECT TRIBUTE by [Lincoln]  Andrews Mary Raymond Shipman - First Edition - 1912, 1916 - from Buddenbrooks, Inc. (SKU: 32014)


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by [Lincoln] Andrews Mary Raymond Shipman

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912, 1916. Together two volumes. First edition of Counsel Assigned and an early printing of the illustrated edition of Perfect Tribute. Each volume with a frontispiece in charcoal sketch style. Small 8vo, both in the original and matching quarter brown cloth over paper-covered boards, with lettering and a bust of President Lincoln pictured on the upper cover in brown. (3), 43.; (3), 47. Internally both are quite fine and bright, the bindings solid and intact, the wear that is inevitable to these paperboard bindings being fairly unobtrusive. THE PERFECT TRIBUTE IS ANDREWS' BEST REMEMBERED WORK, THE BELOVED STORY OF LINCOLN'S TRIP TO GETTYSBURG TO DELIVER HIS ADDRESS. "The Perfect Tribute", first appeared in Scribner's in July 1906. It depicts Lincoln writing and delivering the Gettysburg Address, then concluding his speech was an utter failure. The wildly popular story was assigned reading for multiple generations of school children in the United States and may be the most popular book ever published about Lincoln, though historians take issue with Andrews' work. The story was largely responsible for the persistent myth that Lincoln hurriedly wrote the Address on the train on the way to Gettysburg.
"The Perfect Tribute" was adapted into a 1935 MGM short film starring Chic Sale as Lincoln and the extremely successful 1991 television movie starring Jason Robards as the President.
THE COUNSEL ASSIGNED concerns Lincoln's earlier life being based on his experiences as a lawyer.


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[Lincoln] Andrews Mary Raymond Shipman
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Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1912, 1916
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