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Memorials of the Life and Character of Stephen T. Logan
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Memorials of the Life and Character of Stephen T. Logan

By (LOGAN, Stephen T.)

Springfield: H.W. Rokker, 1882. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown blind-embossed cloth with gilt lettering. 87pp. Frontispiece. Very good. Quite minor binding wedewear only. A handsome and tight first edition of this scarce tribute to Lincoln's second law partner (1841-44), a distinguished Illinois attorney and circuit court judge (1800-80). Among those paying tribute here are Illinois' then-Governor Shelby Cullom and then-Senator David Davis and other Land of Lincoln luminaries. Quite scarce -- and a lovely copy.

$150.00

Wisconsin's Reaction to Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation with Especial Reference to Editorial Opinion

By NOYES, Edward

[Madison]: The Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin, 1986. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff glazed wrappers. 24pp. Illustrations. Fine. Historical Bulletin No. 41, being Noyes's speech delivered on 14 April 1985 at this group's annual meeting.

$10.00

When Lincoln Died

By BORRESON, Ralph

New York: Appleton-Century, 1965. Hardcover. Small 4to. Light green cloth with dark green spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 231pp. Frontispiece, extensive illustrations, maps. Near fine/very good. Jacket rather edgeworn, with old tape mend and other archivally closed (on verso) edge tears. Tight, nice first edition of this heavily pictorial examination of (to cite jacket front panel) "The Assassination, The Funeral Journey, The Pursuit and Trial of the Conspirators, The Complete Story in Pictures and in the Words of His Day." One of many Lincoln volumes issued during the centennial of the assassination, this title is surprisingly uncommon, especially in a decent jacket.

$40.00

Abraham Lincoln

By INGERSOLL, Robert G.

New York: John Lane Company, 1907. Hardcover. 12mo. Green cloth with gilt lettering and device. 100pp. Frontispiece. Very good. Faint binding edgewear; 1908 ownership signature on front flyleaf. A tight, quite nice "authorized special edition," a reprint of the famed writer and agnostic's 1895 Lincoln lecture (New York: C.P. Ferrell). Rather uncommon. MONAGHAN 1123.

$35.00

Lincoln the Man and the Myth: A Question of Character

By CARSON, Thomas L.

Janesville: Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin, 2014. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff pictorial wrappers. 30pp. Fine. Pristine first (and only) edition, limited to 200 numbered copies (this #96) signed boldly by Carson in blue fineline on the title page. Historical Bulletin #68 from this notable organization, delivered on April 12, 2013 at their 73rd Annual Meeting. Printed transmittal letter laid in.

$20.00

Lincoln's Ledger: Abraham Lincoln and the Counties of the Eighth Judicial Circuit

By FRAKER, Guy

Janesville: Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin, 2018. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff pictorial wrappers. 13pp. Fine. Pristine first (and only) edition, limited to 200 numbered copies (this #59) signed boldly by Fraker in black ballpoint on the title page. Historical Bulletin #71 from this notable organization, delivered on April 14, 2018 at their 77th Annual Meeting. Printed transmittal letter laid in.

$20.00

Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years

By SANDBURG, Carl

New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1968. Paperback. Complete three-volume set. 16mo. Stiff decorative color wrappers, pictorial slipcase. 320pp; 443pp, (5pp ads); pp. 455-928. Illustrations. Fine/very good. Text blocks lightly age toned as usual, else tight and bright; slipcase slightly worn, but tight and unbroken. Tight and handsome eighth paperback printing of this popular softbound slipcased "Laurel Edition" trilogy, first issued in this form in 1959. Iiside front wrapper of first volume bears printed calling card of Ralph G. Newman (1912-98), pal of Sandburg and founder of Chicago's famed Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. All volumes are unusually pristine.

$30.00

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever
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Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

By O'REILLY, Bill, and DUGARD, Martin

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2011. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 324pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. A pristine first edition.

$20.00

"Here I Have Lived": A History of Lincoln's Springfield, 1821-1865
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"Here I Have Lived": A History of Lincoln's Springfield, 1821-1865

By ANGLE, Paul M.

New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1950. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 313pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, foldout map. Very good/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. Handsome, tight second printing of this important 1935 study. Choice autograph addition: Tipped to front flyleaf is a Typed Letter Signed from Angle, 1p, 8½" X 11", Springfield, IL, 27 December 1944. Addressed to John Valentine of Chicago's noted Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. Very good. Two file holes near top; faint original folds. On "Illinois State Historical Library" letterhead listing Angle as State Historian, he chats with this member of their Advisory Council about ISHL issues, about Alfred Whital Stern (1881-1960, wealthy businessman and Lincoln collector extraordinaire), and sets a date for the Council's next meeting. Signed simply "Paul" in blue ink. Lovely and unusual copy of an uncommon title.

$95.00

The Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Charleston, Illinois: September 18, 1858

By COLEMAN, Charles H.

Charleston: Eastern Illinois University, 1957. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff grey pictorial wrappers. 107pp. Frontispiece. Very good. Outer wrappers (only) lightly age toned, else internally fine. First edition, tight and quite nice. The October 1, 1957 issue (No. 220) of the quarterly "Eastern Illinois University Bulletin" -- one of the few studies to treat this specific debate in depth.

$15.00

Freeport's Lincoln: 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

Freeport, IL: W.T. Rawleigh, 1930. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green textured cloth with gilt lettering. 291pp, xi, (8pp). Illustrations. Near fine. Handsome, quite tight 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." Subtitle continues, "Containing Addresses Delivered at Unveiling, List of Exhibits Displayed, Account of Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Etc." Much speechifying from notable locals and Lincoln luminaries. William Thomas Rawleigh presented this statue, notes title page, to the people of Stephenson County -- and this copy bears his printed heavy stock "Presented with the Compliments of W.T. Rawleigh" card tipped to front flyleaf.

$35.00

The Lincoln Ideals: His Personality and Principles as Reflected in His Own Words

By LINCOLN, Abraham

Washington, DC: The Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission, n.y.. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff pictorial wrappers. 49pp. Illustration. Very good. Faint wear to outer wrappers (only), else internally fine. Tight attractive first edition (undated, circa 1959) of this compilation of Lincoln writings, sorted into eight primary subject matters.

$17.50

Lincoln's Plan of Reconstruction

By HESSELTINE, William B.

Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1963. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey cloth with black spine lettering. 154pp. Near fine. Immaculate, tight facsimile reprint of Number 13 in editor William Stanley Hoole's noted "Confederate Centennial Studies" (1959). The first edition is rather scarce and even this reprint edition surprisingly uncommon, almost all copies (save this!) being ex-library.

$50.00

Restoration of Ford's Theatre
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Restoration of Ford's Theatre

By OLSZEWSKI, George J.

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.

$65.00

Lincoln in Marble and Bronze
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Lincoln in Marble and Bronze

By BULLARD, F. Lauriston

Springfield: The Abraham Lincoln Association, 1952. Hardcover. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. xiii, 353pp. Illustrations. Very good/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. First edition, tight and nice. The absolute best book on the subject -- surprisingly uncommon, especially in a nice jacket. Although this is a discreet ex-library copy it bears very few markings (library silver stamp on rear board, number near foot of jacket and binding spine, abrasions on both endpapers) -- AND it bears a choice autograph addition: Tipped to front flyleaf is an Autograph Letter Signed from Bullard, 1p, 6¼" X 9 3/4", Boston, MA, 5 August 1940. Addressed to noted Lincoln scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. Two light horizontal folds. On letterhead of "The Boston Herald," Bullard opens poetically and cryptically with "The East wind deserted Boston for weeks this summer, and we have gaspingly done only what had to be done...." Gates had sent him a copy of "Song of the Leaves: Quest of Johnny Appleseed," a 16-page pamphlet he had published, to which Bullard replies: "Please accept my belated thanks for the booklet on Johnny Appleseed. Well done. As a boy I first heard about him -- then I assumed it was all legend -- after many years I learned his name, read a sermon and I think -- not sure -- a book about him by Newell Dwight Hillis, and come occasionally on references to him...." Handsomely penned in bold black ink. Bullard (1866-1952) was a minister well known for his many Lincoln publications -- and surprisingly won a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1927 for his "Boston Herald" piece urging a new trial for Sacco and Vanzetti.

$100.00

Abe Lincoln in Indiana

By BEVERIDGE, Albert J.

Fort Wayne, IN: Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County, 1953. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff pictorial wrappers. 80pp. Illustrations. Near fine. First edition of this excerpt from Beveridge's 1928 two-volume "Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858," being the second chapter of the first volume. Uncommon.

$20.00

Abe Lincoln in Indiana

By BEVERIDGE, Albert J.

Fort Wayne, IN: Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County, 1953. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff pictorial wrappers. 80pp. Illustrations. Near fine. A tight, quite attractive first edition of this excerpt from Beveridge's 2-volume 1928 opus "Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858" -- second chapter of the first volume. Uncommon.

$20.00

Abraham Lincoln: A Biography

By THOMAS, Benjamin P.

New York: The Modern Library, 1968. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. (8pp), 548pp, xii. 4 maps. Very good/near fine. Top page edges rather spotted. Quite tight and nice early printing of Modern Library Giant #G64 of the popular and influential 1952 cradle-to-grave biography -- and while the "First Modern Library Edition, September, 1968" slug remains on copyright page, the binding and jacket date this printing to mid-1980s. Interesting Lincoln-theme bookplate of "Dickelman's Lincoln Room" on front pastedown.

$25.00

The Great American Myth
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The Great American Myth

By BRYAN, George S.

Chicago: Americana House, 1990. Hardcover. New introduction by Willliam Hanchett. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxxii, 436pp. Near fine/fine. Handsome reprint edition of this 1940 study, subtitled on jacket front "The True Story of Lincoln's Murder." Decorative-edged bookplate on front flyleaf signed boldly by Hanchett in black fineline. Hanchett (1922-2016) was a noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar and authored the 1983 "Lincoln Murder Conspiracies." Uncommon.

$50.00

Lincoln Talks: A Biography in Aneccdote

By HERTZ, Emanuel (editor)

New York: Halcyon House, 1941. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering. xiii, 698pp. Frontispiece. Very good. Endpapers typically age toned, else internally near fine. Nice reprint edition. See Monaghan 3680.

$25.00

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