John Wilkes Booth Himself (Signed)
Dover, MA: Hired Hand Press, 1979. Limited Edition. Black & White Photographs. Full cloth. Square octavo. 87 pages. Near fine in a good dust jacket.
Premier reference and complete study of the photographs of John Wilkes Booth. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by both authors on half title, SIGNED by both on limitation page at rear. The book reproduces and details every known photograph of the dashing young actor who would assassinate Abraham Lincoln. So much of what's been written about Booth is colored by that tragic act. His photographs, on the other hand, show him the way he wanted to project himself. Taken together, these 40 photographs form a fuller impression of the man. Bound in brown cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and upper board, small photo of Booth laid onto upper board. Jacket has mild edge wear, some rubs, and a closed 2.5" tear angling down from top edge of front panel. . Jacket in Mylar protector.