Albert J. Beveridge

Abraham Lincoln 1809-1858

Houghton Mifflin


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First edition, first printing of the life of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Sold as a set of 2.
  • Albert J. Beveridge (American).
  • Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1928.  
  • Octavo.
  • Albert Beveridge's copy, with a letter from Worthington Chauncey Ford regarding its printing and his preface.
  • Signed by Worthington Chauncey Ford after his preface.
  • Bound in full blue morocco by Riviere & Son, with their gilt mark.
  • Gilt titles and tooling to the spines in six compartments within raised gilt bands, nine gilt rules to the front and rear boards, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, silk endpapers, top edges gilt.
  • Housed in unmarked blue cloth covered slipcases, interiors lined.

Includes 2 pages of a bifolium written by Worthington Chauncey Ford on Massachusetts Historical Society letterhead, dated 17 Decem. '28, and measuring 24.75 x 20.25cm. The letter has a flattened mail fold, with light toning along fold. It reads in part: "This is a unique copy of the work in that it has the two photogravures printed on india paper (of which only three impressions were made) and the preface is signed. It is bound by Riviere of London and is one of the first issue, received before the day of publication...It was a high privilege to have a part in the undertaking and to share in the recognition it has received."

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Bindings with some wear to the hinges and spines.

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History, Americana, Politics, Military


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