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SANDBURG, Carl.

Abraham Lincoln. The War Years.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1939

Stock Code: 97267

£6,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, trade issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title to "John Steinbeck, as between two soldiers, citizens and fellow strugglers - with affection good wishes, Carl Sandburg, Los Gatos, 1940", with Steinbeck's embossed library stamp to the front free endpaper and title page of each volume. The Los Gatos home of author Charles Erskine Scott Wood and poet Sara Bard Field became a sort of literary salon frequented by such luminaries as Steinbeck, Sandburg and Ansel Adams. The present volume completes the account of Lincoln's life that began with The Prairie Years, published in 1929; there was also a deluxe issue of 525 large-paper copies signed by the author.

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Description

4 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt, "Your Obt. Servt. ALincoln" blocked to front boards in blind, fore edges untrimmed, black and yellow endbands. Housed in a custom slipcase and blue half morocco fall-down-back box with gilt lettering.

Illustrations

414 half-tone plates, 249 cuts of cartoons, letters and documents to the text.

Condition

Extremities lightly scuffed, scattered pale marking to boards, cloth fraying slightly at spines of Vols. I & IV, spine of Vol. II a touch pulled, small faint stain to Vol. I pp. 611-60. A very good set with the text and plates in excellent condition.

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