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Restoration of Ford's Theatre by  George J OLSZEWSKI - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1963 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA (SKU: 45132)

Restoration of Ford's Theatre

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Restoration of Ford's Theatre

by OLSZEWSKI, George J

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Washington, DC: United States Department of the Interior, 1963. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff pictorial wrappers. xvii, 138pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations. Near fine. Quite attractive and tight first softbound edition of this thorough "Historic Structures Report." Interesting autograph addition: Title page notes "And the Technical Supervision of Randle B. Truett, Chief Historian, National Capital Region," and tipped to inside front wrapper is an Autograph Letter Signed from Truett, 1p, 5½" X 8½", Arlington, VA, 3 December 1966. Addressed to noted Lincoln scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. On custom letterhead, Truett thanks Gates for a New York Civil War Round Table speaking engagement. In part: "I will indeed be happy to accept your kind invitation to speak at the Round Table meeting of February 14. 'Tragedy at Ford's Theatre' would be a very good topic I agree...." with details about length, what to wear, etc. Signed postscript on verso as well. Nicely penned in blue ballpoint, signed simply "Randle." Truett (1904-78) was the long-time custodian of the Lincoln Museum and a noted Lincoln writer.


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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been serving book lovers, collectors and institutions since 1991. Our inventory of quality out-of-print books spans 40 subjects, while the extensive autograph holdings have a decidedly historical bent, reflecting personages from every field of human endeavor.


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