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LINCOLN, Abraham.

Rare books and signed editions by Abraham Lincoln, including finely bound sets of his collected works.

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  1. Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas,

    Political Debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas,

    In the Celebrated Campaign of 1858, in Illinois; including the Preceding Speeches of Each, at Chicago, Springfield, etc.; also, the Two Great Speeches of Mr. Lincoln in Ohio, in 1859, as carefully prepared by the Reporters of Each Party, and Published at the Times of their Delivery.
    First edition of the text of the debates that were Lincoln's springboard to fame. The Lincoln-Douglas debates are unquestionably the most famous, and most important, of such confrontations to have been staged in the history of American politics. The candidates' sharp exchanges helped to polarise sectional attitudes towards slavery, and - although Lincoln lost the 1858 Illinois Senate race of which they were a part - the debates catapulted Lincoln towards the 1860 presidential nomination, and into the White House. Learn More
    £10,000

    Date of Publication: 1860

    Published: Columbus

    Stock Code: 97989

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  2. Appointment document dated 2 March 1863, signed by Lincoln as President, and countersigned by his Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton.
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    Appointment document dated 2 March 1863, signed by Lincoln as President, and countersigned by his Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton.

    The document appoints Carl Proegler as an Assistant Surgeon of Volunteers, effective from October 4, 1862, signed in full Lincoln and Stanton. This appointment was made four months before the Battle of Gettysburg. Dr. Proegler (1837-1907), was born in Cologne and educated Erlangen, Würzburg, and Berlin, graduating from the last in 1859, and studying in Paris and London the following year, before emigrating to the United States. Learn More
    £8,000

    Date of Publication: 1863

    Published: Washington, DC

    Stock Code: 90344

    Signed: Yes

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