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7149 . [Abraham Lincoln Association] Humphrey, Mary E. and Claude G. Bowers (Introduction by Logan Hay). Springfield of the Lincolns [and] Lincoln and Douglas - Abraham Lincoln Association Papers Delivered Before the Members of the Abraham Lincoln Association…at Springfield, Illinois, on February 12, 1929 .
Springfield: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1930; First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , 90 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     Sixth in a series of annual volumes begun in 1924, and the first under the Association's new name (changed from the "Lincoln Centennial Association"). In the first paper a Springfield native discusses the early history of the town up to the Lincoln's departure for the first inauguration. The second paper is an interesting examination of the rivalry between Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. MONAGHAN #3159. Bound in slate-blue paper over boards with tan cloth spine, paper spine label. Printed by R. R. Donnelly & Sons at the Lakeside Press. Several leaves unopened. Some mild external soil, a few edge rubs. Interior has a few finger marks, but overall very clean and sound.  

Book #7149
$25.00    order or inquire US Presidents Abraham Lincoln Springfield, Illinois Stephen A. Douglas Politics Americana Lincoln as a lawyer Lakeside Press R. R. Donnelly

7157 . [Abraham Lincoln Association] Palmer, John McAuley and Evan A. Evans (Introduction by Logan Hay). Abraham Lincoln, Commander-In-Chief [and] "Let Us Have Faith that Right Makes Might" - Abraham Lincoln Association Papers Delivered Before the Members of the Abraham Lincoln Association…at Springfield, Illinois, on February 12, 1938 .
Springfield: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1939; First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , 88 pages. Condition: Good.
     The annual volume of two papers read before the Association's in commemoration of Lincoln's birthday, 1938. In the first paper, General John M. Palmer looks at Lincoln's conduct of the Civil War and concludes that he took the advice of his military advisers for far too long at the beginning of the war. The second address, by Evan A. Evans, is a fascinating look at Lincoln's understanding of the importance of public opinion in prosecuting the war, and how he appealed to people's nobler instincts to shape public opinion. MONAGHAN #3654. Bound in slate-blue paper over boards with tan cloth spine, paper spine label. Printed by R. R. Donnelly & Sons. Several leaves unopened. Some black stains along fore edge of upper board, moderate darkening to spine, other mild external soil. Board extremities slightly worn. Interior clean and sound.  

Book #7157
$20.00    order or inquire US Presidents Abraham Lincoln Public Opinion Military Strategy Lincoln's generals political arguments Influence Greatness R. R. Donnelly

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
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8449 . Barton, William E[leazer]. (1861-1930). Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky Mountaineer: An address delivered before the faculty and students of Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, Thursday, March 8, 1923 (Signed) .
Click for larger imageBerea: Berea College Press, 1923; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , [16 pages]. Condition: Fine.
     Number 312 of an edition of 325 copies, SIGNED by Barton under handwritten limitation statement on inside front cover. Barton's lecture discusses Lincoln's youth and education in Kentucky. Among other points Barton makes a convincing case that because Lincoln grew up in the mountains of Kentucky he knew about anti-slavery and anti-secession sentiment in South, and that this made him far better suited to govern during the Civil War than an uncompromising abolitionist would have been. Also included here is an anecdote about Edwin Stanton's insulting Lincoln while both were employed as counsel on the McCormick Reaper case. Dark brown card covers, title on front cover printed in black. Saddle-stapled binding.  

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11109 . Bishop, Joseph Bucklin (1847-1928). John Hay, Scholar, Statesman: An Address Delivered Before the Alumni Association of Brown University, June 19, 1906 .
Click for larger imageProvidence: (Standard Printing Company), 1906. Octavo, Wrappers , 29 pages. Condition: Very good.
     Memorial to Hay, Brown University class of 1858, secretary to Lincoln, diplomat, journalist, biographer, and Secretary of State under McKinley and Roosevelt. Bound in tan paper covers stitched to textblock, Yapp edges, front cover titled in black. A few edge wrinkles.  

Book #11109
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10220 . Bloch, J[ulius]. M[arcus]. Miscegenation, Melaleukation, and Mr. Lincoln's Dog .
Click for larger imageNew York: Schaum Publishing Co., (1958); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Facsimile title page , [vi], 69 pages. Condition: Fine.
     Scholarly but very readable study of the pamphlet "Miscegenation: The Theory of the Blending of the Races, Applied to the American White Man and Negro," and the sensation it caused upon its release in 1864. The anonymous author of the booklet was David G. Croly. The present study includes a section of very informative notes and references, and the title page of the original work is reproduced here in facsimile. Publisher's notice laid in. Bound in red cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board. A few minor extremity rubs.  

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11336 . Cartwright, Peter (Introduction by Charles L. Wallis). Autobiography of Peter Cartwright .
Click for larger imageNew York: Abingdon Press, (1956); Reprint. Octavo, Full cloth , 349 pages. Condition: Very Good. No dust jacket.
     Memoirs of this early frontier circuit preacher present an authentic picture of the westward movement, pioneer settlements, and the primitive church flourishing in the American wilderness. Cartwright was Abraham Lincoln's opponent in the 1846 congressional election. Bound in brown cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt on a black title block, tan endpapers. Prior owner name on front pastedown, short tears at top and bottom of front hinge, bottom of rear hinge, minor extremity wear.  

Book #11336
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11396 . Dean, Sidney. Eulogy Pronounced in the City Hall, Providence, April 19, 1865, on the Occasion of the Funeral Solemnities of Abraham Lincoln, Before His Excellency, James Y. Smith, Governor of the State of Rhode Island; Members of the General Assembly… .
Click for larger imageProvidence: H. H. Thomas & Co., 1865; First printing. Octavo, Three quarter leather , 23 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     Title continues: "…City Authorities; the Military; Civic Societies, and Others." Dean's eulogy to Lincoln was delivered just four days after Lincoln's death and while the assassin was very much still at large. Dean here indicts Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee in the great conspiracy, saying "A halter for all these leading conspirators, from Jeff Davis to his chief executioner Lee, and downward to his hireling assassin, Booth. The Mourners in all their cases would be few." MONAGHAN #479; SABIN #19040; etc. Scarce original pamphlet bound in marbled boards with leather spine and fore corners, gilt spine title, pale green endpapers. A few old dampstains, light rubs along joints, otherwise clean and sound.  

Book #11396
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7495 . Dwyer, James Francis. The Bust of Lincoln .
Click for larger imageGarden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1912; First printing. Sixteenmo, Full cloth , Frontispiece plate , [vi], 73 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     A romance set in New York City, the main characters of which are a boy, a girl, a miser, a boss, and a little plaster bust of Abraham Lincoln. MONAGHAN #2023. Bound in dark green cloth over boards with gilt-title on upper board, decorated endpapers. Mild extremity rubs. Contemporary prior owner name faintly pencilled on blank side of frontispiece.  

Book #7495
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11194 . Eberstadt, Charles. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation (Signed) .
Click for larger image(New York): (Duschnes Crawford, Inc.), (1950); Limited edition. Quarto, Hardcover , black and white photographic facsimiles , 50 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     Detailed chronological study of the writing and publication of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Includes descriptions and locations of all known manuscript versions plus the printed editions between 1862 and 1865. This is copy #63 of 200, SIGNED by Eberstadt on half title page. In addition there is a letter laid in which is typed on Edward Eberstadt & Sons stationery, dated June 8, 1951, and signed by Charles Eberstadt. The letter presents this copy of the book to Barney Chesnick of the Library Co. of Philadelphia. A 1959 article on early editions of the Emancipation Proclamation from the Library of Congress Quarterly Journal of Acquisitions is also laid in. Minor extremity rubs, touch of fading to spine and top edge of boards, shallow bumps to lower fore corners.  

Book #11194
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10542 . Einstein, Jacob, Jr. "The Story Runneth Thus" .
Click for larger imageCatonsville, MD: Vestry of St. Timothy's Protestant Episcopal Churc 1944; First printing. Octavo, Original cloth , black and white photographic plates , xi, 12-85 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     History of St. Timothy's Church in Catonsville, Maryland. Though he is not named in this history, this is the church where John Wilkes Booth was baptized in 1853. There is biographical and anecdotal information on the rector who baptized him--Dr. Libertus Van Bokkelen--as well as information about the attached military boarding school attended by Booth where he met future Lincoln assassination conspirator, Samuel B. Arnold. Includes a list of memorials to be found at St. Timothy's. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with upper board stamped in gilt, red endpapers. Mild rubs to exterior, light browning to last couple of leaves.  

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10519 . Hall, [Christopher] Newman. A Sermon on the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Preached at Surrey Chapel, London, Sunday, May 14, 1865 .
Click for larger imageBoston: Bartlett and Halliday, 1865; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , 16 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     Rev. Hall was a strong supporter of Lincoln and abolition and had urged his own government to support the North during the American Civil War. Here he provides a British perspective on Lincoln's murder. One of 500 copies. MONAGHAN #538. Bound in plain brown covers, printed front cover. Light external soil, minor extremity wear. Covers have some splitting along spine toward head and heel.  

Book #10519
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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
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10546 . [Lincoln Assassination]. Trial of the Assassins and Conspirators for the Murder of Abraham Lincoln, and the Attempted Assassination of Vice-President Johnson and the Whole Cabinet… .
Click for larger image(Port Tobacco, MD): (James L. Barbour), (1981); Facsimile reprint. Octavo, Wrappers , black and white illustrations , [ii], 21-102 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     Facsimile reprint of the contemporary daily newspaper summaries of testimony at the conspirators' military trial in 1865. See HOUMES p. 95; MCDADE #623; MONAGHAN #787, etc. This was Alfred Isaacson's copy, with his name penned at top fore corner of title page. Bound in printed tan paper covers. Illustrations of a veiled Mary Surratt on front cover and Powell's attack on Seward on rear cover. Minor extremity wear.  

Book #10546
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6217 . Lord, James Judson. Lincoln Monument Dedication Poem, Delivered at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, October 15, 1874 .
Click for larger image(Danville, Ill): (Illinois Printing Co.), (1907); First printing. 9˝" x 8", Full cloth , black and white drawings , [23 pages]. Condition: Near Fine.
     James Judson Lord's poem, read at the dedication of Abraham Lincoln's tomb and memorial in 1874. Printed on rectos only. Illustrated with sketches by W. Jerome Willoughby. MONAGHAN #1538. Bound in black cloth over boards with gilt-stamped title on upper board. Top fore corners bumped, moderate extremity rubs. Front free endpaper has a cleanly repaired tear at lower fore corner. Prior owner name penned neatly along top edge of front pastedown.  

Book #6217
$125.00    order or inquire Memorials Abraham Lincoln Springfield, Illinois Tombs Cemetery Monuments Poetry Oak Ridge Funerals

9191 . May, Lioy. Misplaced Glory: The Lost Soldiers of 1847-1865 in the Pennsylvania Oil Region, with authentic proofs by Ancient Documents, Official Records and other original publications (Inscribed and Signed) .
Click for larger imagePhiladelphia: (s.n.), 1944; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographs, facsimiles, maps , [xviii], 353 pages. Condition: Good. No dust jacket.
     Interesting allegation of an enormous land and mineral rights fraud in Pennsylvania's oil region, perpetrated by oil companies through the use of soldiers' discharge papers and land grants after the Civil War. The author uncovered the evidence herein while researching her great-uncle, Benjamin W. Goodman, a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars whose vital records had vanished. Information on the Lincoln Administration's intent as to the Pennsylvania oil lands, John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil, the vanished soldiers cemetery at Valley Forge, Jay Cooke and the Northern Pacific Railroad, a mention of John Wilkes Booth in the oil regions, and much more. Numerous fold-out maps. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on verso of front free endpaper. The inscription is to Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with spine and upper board lettered in gilt, spine gilt is somewhat darkened. Fore corners of boards have shallow bumps, some overall spotting to cloth, otherwise clean and sound.  

Book #9191
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7640 . Meany, Edmond S. Lincoln Esteemed Washington .
Click for larger imageSeattle: Frank McCaffrey, 1933; First Edition. Octavo, Hardcover , Black & white frontispiece photograph , [iv], 57 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     Abraham Lincoln was greatly influenced by the life of George Washington, and here are Lincoln's known references to Washington, annotated. Frontispiece is a rare portrait of Lincoln photographed by Joseph Hill at Springfield shortly after Lincoln received the Republican nomination for president in 1860. This odd photograph is now believed to have been commissioned by artist J. C. Wolfe, who painted a recently discovered portrait of Lincoln from it in 1860 (see American Heritage, March 2005 issue, p. 16). MONAGHAN #3397. Bound in green paper over boards with title printed title on spine and two color title printed on upper board. Text is printed on pale green laid paper with rough cut fore edges. Tiny bumps to extremities with a bit of rubbing to head of spine. Overall clean, bright and crisp.  

Book #7640
$25.00    order or inquire US Presidents Abraham Lincoln George Washington Anecdotes J. C. Wolfe campaign photograph Joseph Hill Frank McCaffrey Dogwood Press

10225 . Meese, William A[ugustus]. Abraham Lincoln: Incidents in His Life Relating to Waterways [binder's title: Abraham Lincoln on Waterways] .
Click for larger image(Moline, IL): (Desaulniers & Co., Printers), (1908); First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , black and white plates , 53 pages. Condition: Very good, ex library.
     Uncommon booklet on Lincoln as a ferryman, boatbuilder, advocate of waterway improvements, and believer in Captain John Ericsson's "monitor" naval vessel. There is also information on Lincoln's visit to Niagara Falls, his patent for "an improved method of lifting vessels over shoals," and his arguments in the case of Hurd et al vs. Railroad Bridge Company (in which a river steamer collided with a railroad bridge). Many interesting anecdotes. MONAGHAN #1608. This copy deaccessioned from the Marietta College Library, bearing a few minor labels, stamps, and other marks. Bound in printed brown paper covers tied with a cord over a saddle-stapled binding. Small dampstain to lower fore corner of a few initial pages. Covers show some shallow chips and wear around edges.  

Book #10225
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9325 . Monaghan, Jay (Compiler), Foreword by James G. Randall (Paul M. Angle, Series Editor). Lincoln Bibliography, 1839-1939, Volumes I and II complete (Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, Volumes XXXI and XXXII, Bibliographical Series Volumes IV and V) .
Click for larger imageSpringfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1943-45; First printings. Octavos, Full cloth , black and white plates , xlvi, 519 and xii, 560 pages. Condition: Good.
     Still the standard Lincoln bibliography, describing nearly 4,000 items, including over 200 in languages other than English, published through 1939. Bound in slate blue cloth over boards. Spine lettering is faded on both volumes, nearly illegible on volume 2 (spine gilt on nearly all copies of the second volume of this work was defective). Boards show some fading around edges, a few light extremity rubs, browning to textblock edges. Volume I just slightly shaken but hinges not cracked. An unsurpassed reference to Lincolniana.  

Book #9325
$75.00    order or inquire Bibliographies Abraham Lincoln Monaghan Illinois State Library Books About Books Bibliography Reference Lincolniana

8928 . Ostendorf, Lloyd. The Photographs of Mary Todd Lincoln .
Click for larger image(Springfield): (Illinois State Historical Society), (1969). Octavo, Full cloth , Black & White photographs , [ii], 64 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     Catalogue of the 26 known photographic likenesses of Mrs. Lincoln, including 4 which were heretofore virtually unknown and published here for the first time. Ostendorf here follows the same pattern he and Charles Hamilton used in their definitive work on the photographs of Abraham Lincoln. Each image herein is accompanied by the relevant information known about it, and is given a unique number. Bound in pictorial printed cloth over boards. Light rubs at corner tips and at upper joint near head of spine. A few scattered spots of foxing to textblock edges, light soil to white lower board. No prior ownership marks.  

Book #8928
$150.00    order or inquire US Presidents Mary Todd Lincoln Photographs Abraham Lincoln Springfield, Illinois First Ladies Daguerreotypes ambrotypes Images

11447 . [Ottolengul, Daniel]. Behind the Seams; by a Nigger Woman Who Took in Work from Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Davis .
Click for larger image(S.l.): (s.n.), [1945]; Limited edition. Octavo, Wrappers , 24 pages. Condition: Fine.
     This racist satire originally appeared shortly after publication of Elizabeth Keckley's "Behind the Scenes or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House" in 1868. This is #69 of a 1945 facsimile edition limited to 200 copies. In addition to the limitation page this edition includes a two page Prefatory Note by "A. Lincoln Fann" and dated April 1, 1945. Reprint of MONAGHAN #907. Bound in printed wraps with saddle-stapled binding. Slight browning along spine. Scarce in any edition.  

Book #11447
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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.  

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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.  

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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.  

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10490 . Taft, Charles Sabin. Abraham Lincoln's Last Hours, from the notebook of Charles Sabin Taft, Army Surgeon present at the Assassination, Death, and Autopsy .
Click for larger image[Chicago]: Black Cat Press, 1968; Second printing. Miniature, Leather , [26] pages. Condition: Fine.
     Dr. Taft was seated in the orchestra section of Ford's Theatre with a clear view of President Lincoln when he was shot. Taft leapt to the stage, called up to the presidential box that he was a doctor, and was lifted into the balcony by several people now gathered on the stage. From that moment until after Lincoln's death, Dr. Taft never left his side. Here is Taft's account of the assassination, his treatment of Lincoln, the long night in the Petersen House, Lincoln's death and autopsy, etc. This uncommon account, requested by Edwin Stanton, originally appeared in print in the Century Magazine in 1893. Forty copies were then privately printed by Norman Forgue in 1934 before this miniature edition of 200 copies, also by Forgue and his Black Cat Press, was printed direct from type on light blue paper and bound by hand in the studio of Bela Blau. This copy SIGNED by Forgue on colophon. See MONAGHAN #3455. This handsome little volume is just 2 1/8" x 2 5/8", bound in maroon calf over boards with decorated endpapers, gilt stamped spine title, gilt device on upper board. No significant wear.  

Book #10490
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7360 . Taylor, Tom (1817-1880). Our American Cousin: a Drama, in 3 Acts .
Click for larger image(S.l.): (s.n.), 1869; First printing. Duodecimo, Wrappers , 46 pages. Condition: Very good.
     The first printed appearance of the popular play that Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. Laura Keene had acquired the rights to Tom Taylor's "Our American Cousin" in 1858, and opened it that year in her theatre in New York. The play was a great success and Ms. Keene was very careful to protect her property. Besides the original manuscript owned by Keene and one other manuscript copy found in the estate of Joshua Silsbee, the play only existed in the manuscript prompt books used by the actors until Ms. Keene finally allowed this version of the play to be printed in 1869. Even then, despite its tragic link to Lincoln's murder, the play retained enough popularity that Keene was careful to prominently state on the title page that the work was "Printed, but not published." Copyright law at the time was not very protective of dramatic works deemed to have been "published." (See Bryan, "The Great American Myth," p. 176; Taylor, "Our American Cousin: the Play that Changed History," p. 25.) This copy is bound in original plain light blue wrappers over a sewn binding. Original cast from the 1858 opening at Laura Keene's Theatre, New York, appears on verso of title page. The last words that Lincoln heard on this earth appear on page 37. Heel of spine has some shallow chewing along last 3/4," title and year lightly pencilled on front cover, title penned in contemporary ink on spine. A nice example of this scarce piece.  

Book #7360
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9326 . Temple, Wayne C. By Square and Compasses: The Building of Lincoln's Home and Its Saga (Signed) .
Click for larger imageBloomington: Ashlar Press, 1984; Limited edition. Octavo, Wrappers , black and white photographs, illus. , xii, 140, [25] pages. Condition: Good.
     SIGNED by Temple on title page. The construction, ownership, and preservation history of the home in Springfield, Illinois which the Lincolns occupied for 17 years. Bound in printed white paper covers with minor edge rubs and mild exterior soil. One of 4,000 copies.  

Book #9326
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10491 . Toews, Rockford E. (Introduction by Edward C. Papenfuse). Lincoln in Annapolis, February 1865 (Signed) .
Click for larger image[Annapolis]: Maryland State Archives, 2009; First printing. Quarto, Wrappers , black & white and color illustrations, maps , 46 pages. Condition: New book.
     Account of Abraham Lincoln's passage through Annapolis on his way to and from the Hampton Roads Conference where he and Secretary of State Seward met with Confederate peace commissioners to discuss a negotiated end to the Civil War. Lincoln arrived in Maryland's capital by train to catch a boat south because the ports at Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown were blocked by ice. Upon reaching the train station, and accompanied by only a valet, a single presidential guard, and the army post quartermaster who met the train, Lincoln walked about a mile through town to reach the steamboat wharf on the grounds of the Naval Academy. Almost no one saw him. Two days later he returned, this time boarding a train directly from the wharf for the return to Washington. This is the story of Lincoln's travels through Annapolis those two days in early February, the extensive research for which turned up other interesting and previously forgotten aspects of local history. For example, as Lincoln quietly walked by the Maryland State House, unbeknownst to the legislators inside, the Maryland Senate was considering the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery in the U.S. Seward had hand-delivered to the Maryland Governor the day before. Also, this project rediscovered both the proper location of the train depot in 1865 as well as the route of the military railroad tracks hastily laid through town by General Benjamin Butler in April of 1861, over which passed the first troops to reach and reinforce Washington in those tense early days of the war. Well illustrated with historic photographs, documents, prints, and maps. Substantial footnotes. Pictorial paper covers over a saddle-stapled binding.  

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6835 . Warren, Louis A. Little Known Lincoln Humor .
Click for larger image[Fort Wayne, IN]: Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., (1937); First printing. Duodecimo, Wrappers , 8 pages. Condition: Fine.
     An uncommon collection of authentic if obscure anecdotes and incidents in Lincoln's life which showcase his rich sense of humor. MONAGHAN #3593. Pictorial paper covers, saddle-stapled binding. No significant wear.  

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3432 . Warren, Louis A[ustin]. The Slavery Atmosphere of Lincoln's Youth .
Click for larger imageFort Wayne: Lincolniana Publishers, 1933; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , [16 pages]. Condition: Near Fine.
     A paper read before the annual Lincoln's Birthday Assembly of the Chicago Historical Society, February 12, 1933. Warren examines evidence of the attitude of Lincoln's parents towards slavery, Lincoln's childhood contact with slavery, and Lincoln's reaction to the moral issue of slavery. Argues that Lincoln's opposition to slavery had a solid moral basis formed in childhood, and was not simply a political or military position. MONAGHAN #3409. Brown paper covers printed in black, saddle-stapled binding. A few wrinkles. Date stamped on rear cover, otherwise clean and crisp. Uncommon.  

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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

10493 . Willard, Henry Kellogg. Address before the Association of Oldest Inhabitants in memory of Henry Augustus Willard by his son Henry Kellogg Willard [cover title] .
Click for larger image(S.l.): (s.n.), [ca. 1913]; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , 26 pages. Condition: Fine.
     Memorial address to the founder of the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC, given by his son. Henry Augustus Willard was a native of Vermont who came to Washington in 1847. He first leased, then bought, the old "City Hotel" at Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street from Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, renaming it the Willard Hotel. This tribute to Willard is filled with fascinating anecdotes about the development of the hotel property and Washington society in last half of the 19th century. At rear is a tribute poem by John A. Joyce. Bound in brown paper covers printed in black, saddle-stapled binding. A few tiny extremity rubs.  

Book #10493
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11261 . Woldman, Albert A[lexander]. (1897-1971). Lincoln and the Russians .
Click for larger imageCleveland: World Publishing Company, (1952); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , ix, 311 pages. Condition: Near Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Russian-American diplomatic relations during the Civil War, based heavily on the diplomatic dispatches of Russian minister Eduard de Stoeckl. Bound in black cloth over boards with red and gilt-stamped spine and upper board, red topstain. Small prior owner name label on front free endpaper. Jacket has some mild browning to spine, some rubbed wrinkling at head of spine, and some other minor edge wear. Clean and sound overall.  

Book #11261
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