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Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832-1858 -- Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates / Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1859-1865 -- Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings, Presidential Messages and Proclamations
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Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832-1858 -- Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates / Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1859-1865 -- Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings, Presidential Messages and Proclamations

By LINCOLN, Abraham

N.p.: The Library of America, 1989. Hardcover. Notes and texts by Don E. Fehrenbacher. Complete 2-volume set in slipcase. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jackets, glossy printed paper-over-boards slipcase. xix, 898pp; xxxiii, 787pp. Sewn-in silk page markers, decorative endpapers. Fine/fine/fine. A tight and wonderfully pristine third printing of this generous selection from Roy Basler's 1953 definitive "Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln." Tipped to inner flyleaf of first volume is a meaty Typed Letter Signed from Fehrenbacher, 1p, 7 3/4" X 11", Stanford, CA, 6 January 1980. Addressed to "Ralph" (Ralph G. Newman, 1912-2000, founder of Chicago's noted Abraham Lincoln Book Shop). Near fine. On "Stanford University" letterhead, Fehrenbacher sends this old friend "Thanks for your generous and interesting letter about 'The Minor Affair.' I had a great deal of fun working on the subject, which I first worked on as a graduate student at the University of Chicago in the very early 1950's. At that time my only manuscript resource was the Barton papers, but I also interviewed Paul Angle about the affair." (The Minor Affair" was a lecture Fehrenbacher gave exploring the Ann Rutledge legend as the Second Annual R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture at the Louis A. Warren Lincoln Library and Museum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.) He then chats in great detail about Rutledge forgeries and other fascinating details about the whole affair. Signed boldly in full in black ballpoint at the close. Don E. Fehrenbacher (1920-97) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and scholar on Lincoln and slavery.

$95.00

Abraham Lincoln: A Biography

By THOMAS, Benjamin P.

New York: The Modern Library, 1968. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. (8pp), 548pp, xii. 4 maps. Very good/near fine. Despite book's near fine and tight appearance, a fastidious owner has red-underlined a few passages here and there and neatly pencilled thoughtful margin comments throughout. An outwardly superb and attractive first of the Modern Library Giant edition (#G64) -- although owner-marked as duly noted, a surprisingly scarce edition of this standard, popular and influential 1952 cradle-to-grave biography.

$20.00

Lincoln and Grant

By SIMON, John Y.

[Madison]: The Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin, 1984. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff glazed wrappers. 16pp. Illustrations. Fine. Historical Bulletin No. 39, being Simon's speech delivered on 17 April 1983 at this group's annual meeting.

$10.00

Abraham Lincoln: The Lawyer-Statesman
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Abraham Lincoln: The Lawyer-Statesman

By RICHARDS, John T.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt lettering. vii, 260pp. Top edge gilt. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, illustrations. Very good. Faintest of binding edgewear, else internally fine and tight; early owner, who initials front pastedown, inks some biographical notes about Richards alongside his printed name on title page. Handsome first edition of this early study of Lincoln as attorney. Rather uncommon. MONAGHAN 2266.

$55.00

Abraham Lincoln: A Vast Future -- Selected Articles Published Over More Than a Century Reflecting the Foresight and Influence of the Great Illinois Lawyer and President

By KUHN, Isaac

Champaign: Jos. Kuhn & Co, 1946. Hardcover. Small 4to. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering and portrait. 50pp, 4pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine. Small abrasion on front pastedown. Likely sole printing of this company's 80th anniversary compilation of writings, which include a brief speech by Congressman William A. Rodenberg from Illinois, a portion of an address by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter honoring (oddly enough) German-born American novelist Thomas Mann, and a lengthy Kiwanis Club address by C.C. Burford titled "Abraham Lincoln and the Pioneer Railroads of the Central West." Tipped to the front flyleaf is a printed 6" X 9" handbill dated 11 September 1946 and signed in type by Isaac Kuhn, whose firm published this book, presenting this book "on their 82nd anniversary of business in Champaign" and discussing it, closing with "N.B.--Enclosed autograph may be attached in book" -- and sure enough tipped to the top of this handbill is a 4½" X 1½" slip on which is boldly penned "Eighty progressive years / in Illinois / Sept 11--46 / Isaac Kuhn." Isaac Kuhn (1866-1956) was a prominent Champaign merchant, son of clothing business founder Joseph Kuhn.

$50.00

Lincoln: Emancipator of the Nation -- A Narrative History of Lincoln's Boyhood and Manhood Based on His Own Writings, Original Research, Official Documents and Other Authoritative Information
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Lincoln: Emancipator of the Nation -- A Narrative History of Lincoln's Boyhood and Manhood Based on His Own Writings, Original Research, Official Documents and Other Authoritative Information

By HILL, Frederick Trevor

New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1928. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. xv, 285pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine. An exceptionally tight 'n' bright first edition. Lacks dust jacket, but unusually lovely, with all gilt a-gleamin'. MONAGHAN 3032.

$50.00

The Lincoln Papers: The Story of the Collection with Selections to July 4, 1861
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The Lincoln Papers: The Story of the Collection with Selections to July 4, 1861

By MEARNS, David

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Hardcover. Complete 2-volume set. Introduction by Carl Sandburg. 8vo. Tan cloth with gilt lettering, dust jackets. xvii, 332pp; pp. 333-681pp. Frontispieces, illustrations. Near fine/very good. Minor jacket edgewear; second volume has slight front flyleaf abrasion from bookplate removal and nonauthorial 1948 gift inscription on half-title page. A tight and handsome first edition of this significant set -- plus bearing a choice autograph addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf of the first volume is a Typed Noted Signed from Mearns (1899-1981; Library of Congress's manuscript division chief), 1p, 8½" X 11", Washington, DC, 8 September 1952. Addressed to noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. Cordial comic note on "Library of Congress" letterhead: "I have just finished reading The Round Table, Vol. 1, No. 1. Congratulations! May it always be as well spread and may the increase of boarders require putting in first one leaf and then another." Signed simply "Dave" in black fineline. Gates served as officer of the New York Civil War Round Table and long-time editor of their newsletter. In addition to this, a special tipped-in flyleaf is signed hugely and in full in blue ink by Alfred Whital Stern, whose signature is so broad at 7½" it runs vertically! Stern, (1881-1960) was a famed Chicago philanthropist and renowned Lincoln collector whose 11,100 item Lincoln collection became one of the cornerstones of the Library of Congress's Lincoln collection when he donated it there in 1953. In 1959 the Library of Congress published (with introduction by Mearns) "The Illinois Political Campaign of 1858: A facsimile of the Printer's Copy of his Debates with Senator Stephen Arnold Douglas," a reproduction of this important artifact donated by Stern.

$95.00

Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858
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Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858

By BEVERIDGE, Albert J.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. Hardcover. Complete 2-volume set. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. xxviii, 607pp; vii, 741pp. Tissue-guarded frontispieces, illustrations. Very good. Faint binding edgewear only, else tight and internally fine. A handsome fifth printing of Beveridge's opus -- with superb autograph addition: Tipped opposite the half-title page of the first volume is a Typed Letter Signed from Beveridge, 1p, 8½" X 11", Indianapolis, IN, 3 June 1922. Addressed to Robert Underwood Johnson (1853-1937, writer/editor and diplomat best remembered among Civil War buffs for editing the epic 4-volume "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War"). Very good. Touch of age toning and faint edgewear. On his personal letterhead, the former senator comments about the U.S. Senate primary in Indiana (which he had just won as a Republican) to the just-retired U.S. ambassador to Italy: "Thank you for your courteous letter of congratulations of May 4th. Acknowledgment has been delayed by many engagements and much pressing correspondence...." Signed huge and bold in black ink at the close, followed by a large 4-line postscript: "'Independent democrats,' eh! Fine -- lots of them voted for me & I hope they will in November." They didn't and he lost, never to hold public office again. Beveridge (1862-1927) was a noted Indiana senator (1899-1911) who won the 1920 Pulitzer prize for his 4-volume "Life of John Marshall," but it is for his mammoth biography of Abraham Lincoln that he is best remembered; it was only half finished when he died on 27 April 1927 at age 64 and thus only runs up through the year 1858. A lovely set of this hefty pair, with a great content author letter. MONAGHAN 2999.

$295.00

Lincoln's Kalamazoo Address Against Extending Slavery
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Lincoln's Kalamazoo Address Against Extending Slavery

By LINCOLN, Abraham

Detroit: Fine Book Circle, 1941. Hardcover. Life by Joseph J. Lewis, annotated by Thomas I. Starr. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 63pp. Illustrations. Fine/fine. Text of Lincoln's August 27, 1856 speech, limited to 1000 copies. A superb, bright, handsome copy -- rather uncommon.

$50.00

Revelations: A Companion to the "New Gospel of Peace." According to Abraham
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Revelations: A Companion to the "New Gospel of Peace." According to Abraham

By WHITE, Richard Grant

New York: M. Doolady, 1863. Paperback. Small 8vo. Glossy orange printed wrappers. 36pp. Very good. Mild edgewear and couple tiny edge chips to outer wrappers, else internally near fine, with text block exceptionally bright and nice. A tight and attractive first edition of this poke at Lincoln in epic Biblical style -- a sequel to his "New Gospel of Peace According to St. Benjamin" published earlier the same year. Front wrapper imprint notes New York: Feeks & Bancker, as usual. HOWES W 369. MONAGHAN 261. SABIN 70160.

$95.00

The New Gospel of Peace According to St. Benjamin
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The New Gospel of Peace According to St. Benjamin

By WHITE, Richard Grant

New York: Sinclair Tousey, 1863. Paperback. 12mo. Glossy maroon printed wrappers. 42pp. Very good. Outer wrappers (only) edgeworn and well rubbed, though internally near fine. First edition of this Lincoln satire written in faux Biblical style. Three sequels followed shortly after. MONAGHAN 256.

$95.00

Revelations: A Companion to the "New Gospel of Peace." According to Abraham
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Revelations: A Companion to the "New Gospel of Peace." According to Abraham

By WHITE, Richard Grant

New York: M. Doolady, 1863. Paperback. Small 8vo. Glossy orange printed wrappers. 36pp. Very good. Bit of edgewear and rubbing and couple tiny edge chips to outer wrappers; internally tight and nice. Tight and decent first edition of this Lincoln satire in faux Biblical style -- a sequel to his "New Gospel of Peace According to St. Benjamin" published earlier the same year. Front wrapper imprint notes New York: Feeks & Bancker, as usual. HOWES W 369. MONAGHAN 261. SABIN 70160.

$75.00

The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters and Speeches

By LANG, H. Jack (editor)

Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1942. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with yellow spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xx, 265pp. Very good/very good. Mild jacket edgewear; ownership signature on front flyleaf; text block lightly age toned as usual. Tight and attractive first edition of the "Tower Books Edition" -- an appealing "best of" compilation.

$30.00

Lincoln for the Ages
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Lincoln for the Ages

By NEWMAN, Ralph G. (editor)

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1960. Hardcover. Foreword by David C. Mearns. Small 4to. Light grey cloth with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 519pp. Pictorial endpapers. Very good/very good. Jacket a tad rubbed and faintly edgeworn, with chips at head of spine. Tight, handsome first edition of this superb anthology of writings about Lincoln by a "Who's Who" of 76 noted Lincoln scholars, each of whose facsimile signature follows their entry. This copy bears tipped neatly to inner flyleaves fine Typed Letters Signed from three contributors, all addressed to noted Lincoln scholar (and fellow contributor) Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). First is from Margaret A. Flint (1909-82), long-time Assistant State Historian. 1p, 7¼" X 10½", Springfield, IL, 10 March 1965. On "Illinois State Historical Library" letterhead, Flint chats about Civil War centennial and Civil War Round Table matters. Second is from Mort R. Lewis (1897-1991), noted film, radio and television script writer. 1p, 7¼" X 10½", Los Angeles, CA, 8 October 1960. Detailed commentary on various Civil War Round Table issues. And third is from R. Gerald McMurtry (1906-88), American historian, director the Louis A. Warren Lincoln Library and Museum (1956-73) and author of more than 200 articles, pamphlets and books about Lincoln. 1p, 8½" X 11", Fort Wayne, IN., 22 April 1960. On "The Lincoln National Life Foundation" letterhead, he discusses a Civil War editorial cartooning contest and asks Gates to vote. A nice copy with choice autograph additions.

$100.00

Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings.; Preface by Carl Sandburg
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Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings.; Preface by Carl Sandburg

By BASLER, Roy (editor)

Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1946. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxx, 843pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Very good/good plus. Jacket quite edgeworn and rubbed and soiled, though complete and still attractive. Tight, nice second printing of of this thick and important compilation, preceding by only a few years Basler's multi-volume "Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln." Handsomely inscribed and signed by the editor in blue ink on the half-title page: "For John G. Oien / With friendly regards / Sept. 10, 1947 / Roy P. Basler."

$75.00

American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies
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American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies

By KAUFFMAN, Michael W.

New York: Random House, 2004. Paperback. Small 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. xvi, 508pp. Illustrations. Near fine. A tight, quite nice third printing of this study.

$10.00

Lincoln: A Pictorial History

By STEERS, Edward

Gettysburg: Thomas Publications, 1993. Paperback. 4to. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 135pp. Extensive illustrations. Fine. Superbly tight and pristine first edition.

$25.00

The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia

By NEELY, Mark E., Jr.

New York: Da Capo Press, 1982. Paperback. 4to. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 356pp. Illustrations. Near fine. A tight, bright and handsome first softbound edition of this most often-consulted and indispensable of Lincoln reference works -- and surprisingly scarce to boot. This sharp copy has been extra-illustrated with a fine autograph addition as frontispiece: Tipped opposite the title page is a Typed Note Signed from Neely, 8¼" X 11", Fort Wayne, IN, 22 June 1982. Addressed to Abraham Lincoln Book Shop founder Ralph G. Newman (1912-98). Near fine. On letterhead of "The Louis A. Warren Lincoln Library and Museum" which he served as director, Neely sends his friend "Thanks for the New Salem coloring book. And thanks, too, for coming to the lecture in May.... maybe we'll see you at Stephen's autograph party in November...." -- this last surely referring to fellow Lincolnist Stephen B. Oates, whose much-awaited "Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr." was published this same year. A superb copy of a quite uncommon title with choice author letter as well.

$95.00

Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

By WILSON, Douglas L.

New York: Vintage Books, 1998. Paperback. Small 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 383pp. Near fine. Handsome and tight third softbound printing.

$10.00

Kingdom Coming: The Emancipation Proclamation of September 22, 1862

By WILEY, Bell Irvin

Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1963. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff blue wrappers. 18pp. Very good. Faintest of edgewear, with price sticker mark near bottom of front and rear wrapper. Tight and nice first edition of Wiley's address before the Chicago Historical Society of September 21, 1962.

$20.00

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