New York: Columbia University Press, 1943. First edition. Black and white illustrations. Full cloth. Octavo. x, 375 pages. Very good. Bound in dark orange cloth over boards with dark brown title blocks on spine stamped in gilt. Some light spotting to top edge of textblock. Mild erasure abrasions to front free endpaper and bottom margin of two other pages.
The authors went to original source material in this effort to present an objective analysis of Lincoln's policies in the distribution of public offices, government contracts, and other political favors during his presidency.