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A Selection for the Birthdays of Washington & Lincoln
Updated 14 February 2014


9997 . Arnold, Isaac N[ewton]. and James W[ashington]. Sheahan. Abraham Lincoln: A Paper Read Before the Royal Historical Society, London, June 16th, 1881 [with] Stephen A. Douglas: An Eulogy Delivered Before the Chicago University, July 3d, 1861 .
Click for larger imageChicago: Fergus Printing Company, 1881. Octavo, Unbound sheets , [165]-194d, [195]-212, [49]-52 pages. Condition: Very good.
     This is a set of the unbound sheets for Fergus Historical Series No. 15. Reprints Arnold's excellent tribute to Lincoln delivered in London as well as Sheahan's eulogy to Lincoln rival Stephen A. Douglas. There is also a letter from Hon. Joseph Gillespie on Arnold's address reprinted herein as well as information on the Douglas monument reprinted from the Chicago Tribune. Arnold pulls no punches when discussing the "Trent Affair" before his British audience. MONAGHAN #970. The sheets are folded into octavo size with several folds unopened. Would bind up very nicely.  

Book #9997
$75.00    order or inquire US Presidents Us Presidents Abraham Lincoln Stephen Douglas Illinois Tributes Mason Slidell Trent Affair Joseph Gillespie Politics

9175 . Baldwin, Charles J[acobs]. The First American, and other Sunday Evening Studies in Biography .
Click for larger imageGranville, OH: First Baptist Church of Granville, Ohio, 1911; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white plates , 291 pages. Condition: Very Good. No dust jacket.
     Biographical sketches of historical figures, mostly American. The title essay refers to Abraham Lincoln, and argues that he was the first truly American type elected president and was a true reformer. This Lincoln sketch was originally published in The Denison Quarterly, Vol. III, No. 1 and a separate printing from about 1909 is recorded as MONAGHAN #1667. Other subjects included in this book are George Washington, Thomas Paine, Benedict Arnold, Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin, Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, U.S. Grant, and others. Bound in olive green cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in black. Minor extremity rubs, prior owner name neatly penned upside down on rear free endpaper.  

Book #9175
$45.00    order or inquire US Presidents Abraham Lincoln George Washington Thomas Paine Benjamin Franklin sermons Granville, Ohio Speeches Biographical Sketch

9203 . Cathey, James H[arrison]. (1866-1929). Truth is Stranger than Fiction; or the True Genesis of a Wonderful Man .
Click for larger image(S.l.): (s.n.), (1899); First printing. Sixteenmo, Original cloth , Black & White photographs , 185 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     Cathey's research and findings regarding the tradition of Abraham Lincoln's birth in Western North Carolina from an alleged union of Nancy Hanks and one Abraham Enloe. Numerous photographs illustrate the striking physical resemblance of Lincoln to the Enloes--particularly to would-be half-brother Wesley M. Enloe. Makes an interesting case. Scarce. MONAGHAN #1243. Bound in red cloth over boards with gilt-stamped lettering on upper board, blind-stamped borders and ornaments on both boards, decorated endpapers, marbled textblock edges. Exterior cloth has some faint scattered spots, minor extremity rubs, and shallow bumps at spine ends. Spine is somewhat darkened and bears the remnants of an old paper label. Prior owner bookplate at top fore corner of front pastedown. Frontispiece and title page have short, repaired tears at top edge of inner margins. One signature slightly protruding from textblock. Overall a sound and bright copy.  

Book #9203
$175.00    order or inquire US Presidents Abraham Lincoln Lineage Genealogy Abraham Enloe Nancy Hanks Wesley Enloe North Carolina Folklore

11265 . Dodge, Grenville M[ellin]. (1831-1916). Personal Recollections of Lincoln .
Click for larger imageCouncil Bluffs: Monarch Printing Company, 1911; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , 38 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     Major-General Dodge's address before the YMCA of Council Bluffs, Iowa on February 12, 1911. Dodge was a railroad surveyor in the 1850s and here recalls Lincoln's visit to Council Bluffs in August, 1859, his inauguration in 1861, the establishment of the Union Pacific Railroad terminus at Omaha, Dodge's associations with Lincoln during the Civil War, and his recollections as commander of the Department of Missouri. MONAGHAN #1980. Bound in light gray printed paper covers with stapled binding. Some light rubs at spine ends.  

Book #11265
$50.00    order or inquire US Presidents Abraham Lincoln Railroads transcontinental Railroad Union Pacific Anecdotes western Iowa Nebraska

10208 . Hart, Charles Henry (1847-1918). Catalogue of the Engraved Portraits of Washington .
Click for larger imageNew York: Grolier Club, 1903; Limited edition. Folio, Quarter vellum , black and white plates , xxvi, 406 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     Comprehensive survey of the engraved likenesses of George Washington, which took five years to complete. Many are reproduced in full page facsimile. The frontispiece is a mezzotint engraved specially for this volume by S. Arlent Edwards after an original oil painting from 1798 or 1799, thus immediately creating an engraving not described in the catalogue! Published by the Grolier Club in an edition of only 425 copies. HOWES #H257. Bound in slate blue paper over boards with vellum spine and corner tips, gilt-stamped spine and boards, tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates, deckle fore and bottom edges. Binding shows mild rubs and shallow bumps at extremities, slight soil to spine.  

Book #10208
$750.00    order or inquire Prints and Print Artists Prints Print Artists George Washington Portraits Engraving Lithographs Limited Edition Collectable Grolier Club Presidents

10168 . Houser, M[artin]. L[uther]. Abraham Lincoln, Student. His Books (Signed) .
Click for larger image(Peoria): Privately Printed, (1932); First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , black and white photographs , 47 pages. Condition: Very good.
     A study of Lincoln's relationship with books and an attempt to identify the ones he read during his lifetime. This monograph revises Houser's 1929 compilation of Lincoln's books, adding several titles and deleting one. The alphabetical list of books Lincoln read includes references and indicates when Lincoln's own copy is known to be extant. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Houser at top recto of frontispiece. Designed and printed by Edward J. Jacob for private distribution. MONAGHAN #3328. Bound in thick soft paper covers with Yapp edges, front cover printed in dark brown. Covers show some chipping at head of spine, heel of spine, and two short sections mid-spine. Yapp edges are wrinkled and lightly rubbed. Lower fore corner of frontispiece shows some silverfish lacing, else fine inside. Scarce.  

Book #10168
$125.00    order or inquire US Presidents Us Presidents Abraham Lincoln Author Bibliographies Frontier Illinois Limited Edition Edward Jacob Books Signed

3370 . Howells, W[illiam]. D[ean]. [Preface by Harry E. Pratt]. Life of Abraham Lincoln, by W. D. Howells: This campaign biography corrected by the hand of Abraham Lincoln in the summer of 1860 is reproduced here with careful attention to the appearance of the original volume .
Click for larger imageSpringfield: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1938; Limited edition. Octavo, Hardcover , black & white frontispiece portrait , xvii, [vi], xi-xii, 17-94 pages, + index. Condition: Fine.
     A faithful physical reproduction of the Lincoln portion of the 1860 campaign biography, "The Lives and Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin," written by Howells. The significance of this edition is that it is a facsimile of the copy which Lincoln personally read and annotated at the request of his friend, Samuel C. Parks, in 1860. The result is a generally unacknowledged "autobiography," as we herein have Lincoln's own personally approved version of many debated incidents in his life based on his pencilled corrections and margin notes along with those portions of the work that he let stand. The Preface by Harry Pratt gives historical background about Howells and this campaign biography, and some interesting analysis of Lincoln's corrections. MONAGHAN #45. Printed by R.R. Donnelly and Sons in an edition of 1,250 copies. Bound in marbled paper over boards with black cloth spine and black title block on upper board lettered in gilt, slate gray topstain. Tissue-guarded portrait of Lincoln after a Matthew Brady photograph. Hinges tight, a few light extremity rubs. Lovely copy.  

Book #3370
$150.00    order or inquire US Presidents Campaigns Biography Abraham Lincoln Lincolniana Americana Elections R. R. Donnelly Limited Edition

11428 . Knox, Dudley W. The Naval Genius of George Washington (Signed) .
Click for larger imageBoston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1932). Octavo, Full cloth , black & white plates , [x], 138 pages. Condition: Near fine in a very good, price clipped dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     The first comprehensive analysis of various naval sources with the aim of assessing Washington's role as a naval strategist. The result a comprehensive picture of the relationship between land and naval strategy in the American Revolution. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Knox on front free endpaper. Prior owner name on front pastedown. Bound in blue cloth over boards with spine titled in dark blue. Lower fore corners of both boards have shallow bumps, a few spots of mild browning to cloth. Jacket has a .25" x .75" chip at top edge of upper joint fold, some other minor edge wear, a few surface rubs. Lovely copy overall.  

Book #11428
$100.00    order or inquire US Revolution George Washington Yorktown Naval History Sailing Ships Signed By Author french fleet Naval Warfare

10205 . Knox, Katharine McCook. The Sharples: Their Portraits of George Washington and His Contemporaries; a Diary and an Account of the Life and Work of James Sharples and His Family in England and America .
Click for larger imageNew Haven: Yale University Press, 1930; First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs, illus. , xvi, 133 pages. Condition: Good.
     Good account of this artistically gifted family and the portraits of many founding Americans produced from life. Much of the information herein is from the Frick Art Reference Library in New York. This copy has been professionally restored after water damage to bottom edges, including mending with archival tissue. Prior owner bookplate on front pastedown, name at top of front free endpaper. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in black.  

Book #10205
$50.00    order or inquire Artists Q-U Artists Q-u George Washington Thomas Jefferson Portraits Cameos Profiles Felix Sharples James Sharples Ellen Sharples

11487 . Marshall, John (1755-1835). The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces, During the War which Established the Independence of His Country, and First President of the United States… (complete in 6 volumes, including Atlas) .
Click for larger imagePhiladelphia: C. P. Wayne, 1804-1807; First Edition. octavos, folio, Three quarter leather , Frontispiece portrait in volume I, atlas of maps , over 3,000 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     Landmark biography of Washington by an admiring contemporary statesman. Marshall, the fourth and longest serving Chief Justice of the Supreme Court had the cooperation of the family, particularly Bushrod Washington, and use of Washington's records and papers in preparation of his monumental work. All 6 volumes signed by original owner James Milligan of Philadelphia (Milligan being listed on page 10 of the "Subcribers to the Life of Washington" at the end of the atlas volume, where he has corrected the printed spelling of his name). SABIN #44788; HOWES M317. The 5 volumes of text have been expertly rebound in modern 3/4 calf bindings with marbled paper sides, gilt titles on red leather labels on spines. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Washington in volume I. The atlas volume is complete, with all 10 maps and the 22 page list of subscribers. Some mild foxing throughout the set. The atlas appears to be in original boards with a new leather spine ornamented in gilt. Fore corners and edges of atlas boards are rubbed and worn, with some chipping along joints where repair meets original marbled paper.  

Book #11487
$5000.00    order or inquire US Presidents John Marshall George Washington First Editions Atlases Revolutionary War Braddock Trail Continental Army American Revolution

10209 . Morgan, John Hill and Mantle Fielding. The Life Portraits of Washington and Their Replicas (Signed) .
Click for larger imagePhiladelphia: Printed for the Subscribers, (1931); Limited edition. Folio, Full leather , black and white plates , xxiv, 432 pages. Condition: very good in a good dust jacket, slipcased.
     An ambitious attempt to catalogue the work of the 27 painters and sculptors for whom George Washington sat during his lifetime. Illustrated with numerous full page tissue-guarded plates reproducing these likenesses. Many works by Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Jean Antoine Houdon, John Ramage, James Sharples, and the like. Also includes a section on fictitious portraits, where the artist is unknown, the work is a composite, etc. This is copy is #95 of the special edition of only 100, extra illustrated specially bound in gilt-stamped red morocco, numbered and SIGNED by both authors. Chipping at head and heel of spine, shallow bump at lower fore corner of upper board. Jacket has a 1" triangular chip at head of spine, shallow chipping along heel of spine. Slipcase bound in red cloth shows some wear, slightly split along one short seam.  

Book #10209
$1000.00    order or inquire Prints and Print Artists Prints Print Artists George Washington Engraving Charles Willson Peale Gilbert Stuart Paintings Painters Artists Raphaelle Peale Signed

9993 . [Piper, Edgar Bramwell]. One Hundred and Eighteenth Anniversary of the Birth of Abraham Lincoln, Observed by the Lincoln Club of California At the California Club, Los Angeles, California Saturday, February 12th, 1927 .
Click for larger image(S.l.): (s.n.), 1927. Octavo, Wrappers , [16 pages]. Condition: Fine.
     Cover title: "Abraham Lincoln," His Life and Times, Being and Address by Mr. Edgar B. Piper before the Lincoln Club of California at its Annual Dinner, February 12, 1927. Piper was editor of the Portland Oregonian. MONAGHAN #2958. Printed paper covers, saddle-stapled binding. Scattered pencil marginalia, a few extremity rubs.  

Book #9993
$45.00    order or inquire US Presidents California Us Presidents Abraham Lincoln Los Angeles Lincoln Club Portland Oregonian Club Anecdotes Speeches

8447 . Procter, Addison G. Lincoln and the Convention of 1860: An Address Before the Chicago Historical Society April 4, 1918 .
Click for larger image[Chicago]: Chicago Historical Society, 1918; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , black & white frontispiece portrait , 29 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     Procter was the youngest delegate to the Convention of 1860 that nominated Lincoln in Chicago, and this is his account of the event. Includes many behind-the-scenes anecdotes. MONAGHAN #2387. Bound in dark brown card covers over a saddle-stapled binding, black title and society seal on front cover. Minor extremity wear, two vertical creases to rear cover, prior owner bookplate on preliminary blank.  

Book #8447
$75.00    order or inquire US Presidents Us Presidents Abraham Lincoln Republicans Chicago Whigs Political Campaigns Conventions Wigwam Politics

9174 . Smith, Frank Sullivan. Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy. An Address by Frank Sullivan Smith, LL. D. before the Hatch Post, G. A. R., Friendship, N. Y. -- February 12, 1909 .
Click for larger image[Friendship, NY]: B. Ficker Lamport, [1909]. Octavo, Wrappers , [ii], 24 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     Smith's address before the G.A.R. on the centennial of Lincoln's birth reviewed the president's military role in the Civil War. Touches on the Emancipation Proclamation as a military measure, Lincoln's use of humor in military communications, his pardons of soldiers sentenced to be shot, and his amazing mastery of words to convey his devotion and sympathy with those offering their lives for the Union cause. An uncommon address. Not in Monaghan. Plain printed paper covers, saddle-stapled binding. Minor rubs along spine, shallow bump to heel.  

Book #9174
$50.00    order or inquire US Presidents Abraham Lincoln emancipation proclamation pardons Bixby Letter Writing GAR Civil War veterans Lincoln centenary

10541 . [Sons of the American Revolution]. Lincoln and Springfield .
Click for larger imageSpringfield: Phillips Bros., [1929]; First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , black and white photographs , 56 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     Commemorative book produced for the 40th annual convention of the Sons of the American Revolution. Includes many interesting anecdotes of the Lincolns' lives in Springfield. There is an informative analysis of the newspaper coverage of the Wide-Awake Lincoln rally of 1860, information on the Lincolns' marriage and home, description and illustrations of the Illinois State House in Lincoln's time, discussion of President-elect Lincoln's preparations for departure to Washington, and much more. Also reproduced herein is an unusual CDV of U. S. Grant. MONAGHAN #3110. Bound in gray paper over boards with maroon cloth spine, gilt-stamped title to upper board. Light extremity rubs and mild fading toward edges of boards, two pressure marks on upper board.  

Book #10541
$75.00    order or inquire Illinois Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant Springfield new salem Frontier Lawyers stephen a. douglas Politics

6617 . Washington, John E. (1880-1964); Introduction by Carl Sandburg. They Knew Lincoln (Inscribed and Signed) .
Click for larger imageNew York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1942; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographs, facsimiles , 244 pages + appendix. Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Uncommon book capturing impressions of Abraham Lincoln by African Americans who personally knew and interacted with him. The historical record is weak in regard to Lincoln's personal relations with blacks and their perceptions of him and his attitudes toward them, and therefore this book fills a crucial gap in the Lincoln canon--particularly in light of today's revisionists who wish to cast Lincoln as a racist. Dr. John Washington, an African American dentist who grew up in the shadow of Ford's Theatre in the late 19th century, gathered these amazing stories through personal interviews with Lincoln's African American acquaintances or their children. Here are the testimonies of Lincoln's barbers in Illinois and Washington, white house servants, waiters, doorkeepers and others, all meticulously researched and verified while retaining their original vigor and color. There is a large section devoted to Mary Lincoln's seamstress and confidant Elizabeth Keckley, who was rendered much less enigmatic by Dr. Washington's groundbreaking research published here. The book includes previously unpublished photographs and Lincoln letters, including the first full transcript of an 1855 letter to Hon. George Robertson of Kentucky in which Lincoln speaks at length about his feelings on the issue of slavery. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Dr. Washington on title page. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with yellow stamped lettering and rule to spine and upper board, yellow topstain, illustrated endpapers. A few shallow bumps to spine ends, lower edges of boards. Jacket has an angular 2.5" tear at lower edge of front panel at spine with some associated creases, some other minor edge wear. Very nice overall.  

Book #6617
$500.00    order or inquire US Presidents Abraham Lincoln African American Slavery Emancipation Elizabeth Keckley Mary Todd Lincoln Lincoln Assassination Folklore

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