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Abraham Lincoln: The War Years

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Abraham Lincoln: The War Years


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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939. LINCOLN, Abraham. SANDBURG, Carl. [LINCOLN, Abraham]. Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. Volume One. [Two. Three. Four.] New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1939.

First edition, signed by Carl Sandburg, and limited to 525 copies, this being number 392. Four small quarto volumes (10 1/4 x 7 inches; 260 x 180 mm). With 414 Half-tones of photographs, and 249 cuts of cartoons, letteres, and documents.

Original publisher's heavy-grain buckram over beveled boards. Gilt facsimile closing and signature of Lincoln stamped on top board. Gilt-ruled and -lettered maroon morocco spine labels. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Previous owner bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Some mild toning from bookplate. Else fine. Partially unopened. In original board slipcase with some wear.

"The first edition of Abraham Lincoln: The War Years is limited to 525 copies on all rag paper, numbered and signed by the author, of which 500 copies are for sale." (Colophon).

HBS 68658.



The story of Lincoln's life from his inauguration in 1861 to his death and funeral in 1865. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in History, 1940.


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First Edition
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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...
A state in which all or some of the pages of a book have not been separated from the adjacent pages, caused by a traditional...
Top Edge Gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages...
An exact copy of an original work. In books, it refers to a copy or reproduction, as accurate as possible, of an original...
Beveled edges, or beveled boards, describe a technique of binding in which the edges of book boards have been cut into slanted...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
A plain weave fabric normally made from cotton or linen which is stiffened with starch or other chemicals to cover the book...
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...

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