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[Note: references to “M” numbers correspond to the Lincoln bibliography, Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, compiled by Jay Monaghan, the standard reference source for published Lincoln material.]

Two lots representing some of the earliest appearances of Lincoln’s name in print.

1. From his brief tenure in Congress. Prohibitively rare bibliophile treasures. Lincoln’s FIRST published report as a Member of Congress: House of Representatives. William Fuller and Orlando Saltmarsh. January 19, 1848. (Thirtieth Congress – First Session. Report No. 102 [To accompany bill H. R. No. 92]), 2p. 8vo. (5.5 x 9″). A report by “Mr. Lincoln, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads” Lincoln makes a report on “…the petition of Messrs. Saltmarsh and Fuller…”, a contractor who had been running several mail delivery routes in Georgia. Given the critical nature of operating a national mail system in the first half of the nineteenth century, this was a significant committee for a young, first-term congressman. Lincoln, of course had some expertise in this area as he had served as Postmaster of New Salem, Illinois from 1833 to 1837. An extremely early Lincoln imprint, these were printed in small numbers, mainly for the use of Congress. Not listed Monahan but cataloged by the late Ralph Newman as being #M-4 1/4. Minor chips at margin where disbound, very light foxing, otherwise very good condition. Together with another of Lincoln’s earliest appearances in print, this considered #M-4 3/4 – Congressional Report No. 326, March 9, 1848, “Mr. Lincoln, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads, made the following REPORT…”. Excellent condition, attached at folio leaf to Report #327. We had examples of these two documents in auction #10, and helped place another pair privately – otherwise, not recorded in any major collection nor auction records (save our own!) to cite. By definition, truly prohibitive Lincolniana! (Est. $1,500-2,000)

2. And…to help complete your “run” of bibliophile rarities accompanying the previous lot… What we now reference as #M-4 2/4 (had Monghan known of this overlooked, early Lincolniana!): “Newspaper Subscriptions”, House of Representatives. March 9, 1848. (Thirtieth Congress – First Session. Report No. 325 [To accompany bill H. R. No. 301]), 3p. 8vo. (5.5 x 9″). A report by “Mr. Lincoln, from the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads. The thirty-nine year old Congressman from Illinois reports the bill to authorize postmasters at county seats to receive subscriptions for newspapers and periodicals and likewise permit Post Office branches to act as agents in receiving payments for same. Why did any of this minutiae matter? Well…remember your history! Dating to the earliest days of the Republic, establishing secure postal systems was of paramount concern. When the Continental Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin the First Postmaster General in 1775, it established the second oldest department or agency of the present United States of America. A government could not stand – much less enable growth and prosperity – without protecting the mails with an act of sovereignty. And, through the first half of the 19th century, dissemination of the news – through journals and papers sent to sparsely populated, unsettled areas where new homesteads were being built, was of equal importance. These Lincoln understood…and here his voice was heard. Another truly scarce record. (Est. $600-800)


3. JOURNAL of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Of the Eleventh General Assembly of the State of Illinois at their Called Session, Begun and Held at Springfield December 9, 1839, 340p. + index, 8 x 5″, William Walters, Public Printer, Springfield. Very good. The paper covering the heavier stock is considerably age-toned and partially separated or missing. The spine and board covers are intact. The leather spine is considerably worm but the title remains, HOUSE JOURNAL /1839-40. There is moderate water-staining of the entire text, but this does not affect the legibility and all the leaves are free. Although the title page bears the date 1839, the spine gives the dates 1839-40 and the text includes the proceedings of the House from Dec. 9, 1839 to Dec. 31, 1839 a well as from Jan. 2. 1840 through Feb. 1, 1840. Attached to the inside the front cover is a slip with the State Library regulations for borrowing books. On the title page is the imprint of the INTER OCEAN LIBRARY. The Daily Inter Ocean was a Chicago publication from 1872 to 1914. Lincoln is referred to seven times in the Index. He is first listed as a member of the House. On five occasions he presented petitions on behalf of his constituents and in each case was appointed to committees to consider these proposals. On one occasion Lincoln presented a resolution calling for a meeting of the House and Senate to elect a treasurer for the Board of Canal Commissioners. It was subsequently tabled. This volume is not listed in Monaghan. If it were, by date, it should have been listed No. 2 or No. 3. Extremely scarce . (Est. $2,500-3,500)

4. Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, Columbus, OH, Foster Follett & Co., original brown cloth, 1860, 268p., the 3rd edition, 4th state (note regarding 24,996 copies sold) with the addition of the frontis advertisement for Howells’s campaign biography, Life and Public Services… and the inclusion of a half page preceding the title “Letter from Mr. Lincoln” to the Republican Committee authorizing copies of the Debates to be published. Some wear to spine, slightly bumped corners and a fairly tight binding. Some foxing on the title pages, considerably less on subsequent pages – most are in clean condition. These were very popular during the campaign and saw much use. 3rd. edition, 4th state, clean cloth, fine. (Est. $100-300)

5. The Gettysburg Address. Report of the Select Committee Relative to the Soldier’s National Cemetery, Together with the Accompanying Documents, as Reported to the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, March 31, 1864. (Harrisburg: Singerely & Myers, 1864.) 108p., black cloth, gilt titled boards. Includes a folding map of the planned cemetery and a copy of Lincoln’s dedication. (M-195.) Light foxing, spine frayed at top, else very good. (Est. $600-800)

6. A rare volume, Manual for the Non-Commissioned Officers of Infantry and Riflemen of the United States Army, by Captain Alfred Sully, U.S.A. (Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1861) 23, xiii-xxvi [28]p., 8vo., in tilted and illustrated paper wraps, hand colored in blue and gold. A wonderful manual with illustrations together with sheet music for drums and bugle together with a handy glossary. OCLC 11804589. We have only located two extant copies in institutions, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and the Western Reserve Historical Library. Alfred Sully (1821-1879) was a 1841 graduate of West Point seeing action in the Seminole and Mexican wars; serving in the Rouge River expedition in Oregon and in campaigns against the Sioux and Cheyenne in Minnesota and Nebraska. During the Civil War, Sully rose to the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers serving in the Peninsular Campaign as well as Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. In 1863 he was ordered to the Dakota territory to once again engage the Indians. Pages bear very light foxing, but are otherwise quite clean, cover lightly soiled with a few minor nicks to spine, else very good. (Est. $300-500)

7. Joinville, Francois-Ferdinand-Philippe-Louis-Marie d’OrlÈans, prince de, The Army of the Potomac: its Organization, its Commander, and its Campaign. (New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1862.) 118p., 8vo., in original titled wraps. First Edition. With fold-out map at front detailing the “Environs of Richmond”. Translated by William Henry Hurlbert. A French nobleman’s assessment of McClellan’s ill-fated Peninsular Campgin. The work originally appeared in French in Revue des deux mondes. Slight chipping to cover and spine, pages mostly clean, else very good. (Est. $200-300)

8. Suspension of Habeas Corpus. A printed document, 3p. 8vo., Washington, Sept. 17, 1863, being General Order No. 315 transmitting the text of the March 3, 1863 act of Congress supporting Lincoln’s right to suspend habeas corpus in the United States together with Lincoln’s September 15, 1863 proclamation suspending the same. Light toning, else quite fine. A still much-debated point of Executive power and military justice during times of war. Scarce. (Est. $150-300)

9. [Group Lot] British Schooner Glen. Message from The President…Transmitting The decree of the court of the United States for the southern district of New York, awarding indemnification to the parties interested. January 7, 1864, 2p. (38th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 19) Requesting the appropriation of funds in compensation for the illegal capture of the British schooner Glen. Together with: Message…Communicating A report from the Secretary of State…relative to the claim on this government, of the owners of the French ship La Manche… February 16, 1864, 16p., also signed in type by Sec. William H. Seward. (38th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 19) And: Message…Transmitting An address of a committee of the ‘East Tennessee Relief Association’…recommending the construction of a railroad from Knoxville to Cincinnati, by way of central Kentucky, as a measure of relief to those people, and of military importance. April 28, 1864, 8p. (38th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 40) Three fine items. (Est. $200-400)

10. Aid to the Rebels and and a Bounty for volunteers. <[Group] Bounty To Volunteers: Letters from the Secretary of War and Provost Marshal General in relation to bounties to volunteers. January 5, 1864. (38th Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 17) Also signed in type by Sec. Stanton and Provost Marshal General James B. Fry. Together with (attached): Transportation of Troops, Etc.: Letter from The Secretary of War. Signed in type by Sec. Edwin M. Stanton and M.C. Meigs, Quartermaster General, (37th Congress, 2d Session, Ex. Doc. No. 50) with detailed “List of all bills for transportation by railroads, etc.” Together with: Message…Communicating…information in regard to aid furnished to the rebellion by British Subjects. December 7, 1864, 5p., also signed in type by Sec. Seward. (38th Congress, 2d Session, Ex. Doc. No. 2) Both quite fine. (Est. $150-300)

11. Message of The President of the United States, Communicating…correspondence relative to the course of trade between the United States and France while France and Mexico were at war. May 28, 1864, 6p., also signed in type by Sec. Seward. (38th Congress, Ex. Doc. No. 47) (Est. $100-150)

12. American citizens illegally crossing the border into Mexico! (Talk about how things have changed!) Four-page imprint containing Andrew Johnson’s message responding to a Congressional resolution concerning possible encroachments by U.S. military personnel into Mexican territory in 1866. Includes copies of correspondence by Stanton, Grant, and Sheridan. Light dampstain otherwise fine. (Est. $75-100)

13. President Lincoln’s Views. An Important Letter on the Principles Involved in the Vallandigham Case, 1863. (M-242.) A Philadelphia imprint in response to the New York Democratic meeting that challenged the administration with a copy of Lincoln’s reply. 16p., lacking front wrap, housed in old library boards, fine political content. (Est. $120-150)

14. [Group] A good set of ten (10) patriotic pamphlets including the Loyalists’ Ammunition (Philadelphia: 1863) 16p. 8vo. in titled and illustrated wraps (dampstained). Includes several imprints from the Loyal Publican Society of New York including No. 77, An Address on Secession Delivered in South Carolina in the Year 1851, by Francis Lieber (New York: 1865) 12p. 8vo.; No. 64 Part I: Letters of Loyal soldiers. What General Grant says of the Administration…4p. 8vo.; No. 64, Part 3: Letters of Loyal Soldiers. How Douglas Democrats will Vote. Letters of Generals Wool & Logan…<4p., 8vo.; No. 62, Part 4: Letters of Loyal Soldiers. Letters of General Dix, His Opinion on the Chicago Platform<, 4p. 8vo. and No. 65 – Part 2: The Submissionists and their Record 4p. 8vo. Also includes Speech of Judge Geo. F. Comstock, Delivered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. 8p. 8vo., uncut; The Great Surrender to the Rebels in Arms (Washington: McGill & Witherow, [1864]) 7p. 8vo.; Benson J. Lossing’s, The League of States (New York: Charles B. Richardson, 1863) 28p. 8vo.; and Speech of Hon. M. S. Wilkinson…January 20, 1862 (Washington: Scammel & Co., 1862) commenting on the expulsion of Senator Bright for disloyalty, 8p. 8vo. Imprints bear some marginal tears and chips with minor loss, some disbound, else very good. A fine selection of period material. (Est. $100-150)

15. A scarce anonymously authored pamphlet, Green-Back to his Country Friends (New York[?], 1862), 17p. 8vo., in green titled wraps. Written as an open letter addressed to the “37th Congress, now assembled in Washington” the author offers a wide array of advice on financial policy noting that Congress is too busy emancipating the slaves and reads in small part: “..the establishment of Free Academies, in South Carolina, to develop the superior intelligence of our hitherto oppressed sable brethren, and the endeavors on the other hand, of the representative of federal power in North Carolina, to check the too rapid development of negro superiority, alike give rise to may additional anxieties to which our representatives are subjected. The emancipation of the negro one day and the returning him to bondage another, and in fact the general care of that most important of all men, the ‘black man’ leaves but little time unemployed upon the hands of our representatives; and of course and doubtless, innocently enough, interests that many consider important are overlooked. In view of this state of affairs, I for one have to record my most hearty thanks that some of our heads of departments have…controlled the talent and peculiar fitness for the carrying on of the respective departments; thus leaving to ‘congress men’ their valuable time for maturing plans for the full development of their much admired and more beloved ‘Congo men.’…” A fascinating pamphlet worthy of further research. Wraps chipped, vertical tear on cover repaired on verso, light toning, else very good and RARE! (Est. $100-200)

16. Mr. Lincoln’s Washington. An 1861 edition of Bohn’s Hand-Book of Washington (Washington: Casimir Bohn, 1861) 134p. 12mo., titled and illustrated paper boards. Includes a wonderful 16 1/2 x 12 1/2″ map of Washington (affixed to the inside back cover) featuring an engraving of the newly finished Capitol building at lower right. Some damage to spine from previous reinforcement, else very good. (Est. $100-150)

17. Predicting if an umbrella is necessary for a given battle! A good set of Robert B. Thomas’ The (Old) Farmer’s Almanac for the critical years of 1861, 2, 3, & 4., each in titled wraps, 8vo., (New Bedford: Parsons & Co.) with numerous ads together with the requisite calendar, weather prognostications, and the expected helpful advice in all matters agricultural. as well as poems and anecdotes. Each bears the expected wear/soiling, marginal chipping, else very good. (Est. $100-200)

18. Civil War Company Clerk Manual – An Identified Wisconsin Soldier’s Copy. A good copy of Captain August V. Kautz’s The Company Clerk: Showing How and When to keep all the Books, Records, and Accounts Required in the Administration of a Company, Troops, or Battery in the Army of the United States. (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1864). 142p. 8vo., bound in original dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt eagle to front board. Some moderate rubbing to spine and boards, most pages clean. Bears original owner’s signature in front pastedown: “Lieut. John Smail Co. C 35th Regt. Wis. Volo. may 4, 1864. New Orleans” Kautz’s volume consists of detailed instructions on maintaining various military books including: Muster Rolls, Inventories of Deceased Soldiers, Discharges, Annual Return of Casualties, Sick Book, Return of Killed, Wounded, and Missing, Register of Public Property Issued to Soldiers, Requisition for Arms, and many more. A must for any researcher. (Est. $200-300)

19. Some Sumner! [Group] A good collection of imprints and ephemera relative to the later years and ultimate passing of giants of the nineteenth century Senate, Charles Sumner, including an original program for the funeral services held in King’s Chapel in Boston on March 16, 1874, 2p. printed on black bordered stationery. The staunch abolitionist had died in the midst of his uphill battle to pass a comprehensive civil rights bill (introduced in 1872) that would have mandated equal accommodation in all public places, a feat that would take nearly another century to accomplish. His last words to his colleagues lying on his deathbed were, “save my civil rights bill.” Offered together with a posthumously-published edition of his undelivered 1871 speech intended for the Senate, Charles Sumner’s Explanation in Reply to an Assault (Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1878) 8vo. 29pp plus advertisements in titled wraps. Also included are three other published speeches by Summer including Our Foreign Relations; Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner…on the Bill to fund the National Debt; and Art in the National Capitol. All imprints bear some wear but overall very good condition. (Est. $300-500)

20. John Wilkes Booth. Fact and Fiction of Lincoln’s Assassination<, Francis Wilson. (Houghton Mifflin, New York: 1929). M-3155. First Edition, 322p. with illustrations, titled label on yellow cloth, owner’s bookplate, light, typical foxing, tight. An important contribution to the study – many consider this the best Booth biography – prior, of course, to Michael Kauffman’s American Brutus

21. Maynard, Nettie C. Was Lincoln a Spiritualist? Or Curious Revelations from the Life of a Trance Medium. Quite scarce First Edition with advertising paste-down, pictorial cover with light discoloration, very good. (M#1088) The title says it all! A rare book of Lincoln “from the great beyond!” (Est. $150-200)

22. Freeman, Douglas Southall. Lee’s Lieutenants. A Study in Command. [Three Vols.] (Scribner’s Sons, NY: 1942.) The quite desirable First Edition, complete with dust jacket (first d. j. showing wear and loss, Vol. 2 & 3 very fine.), clean and tight binding. An excellent source on Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. (Est. $300-400)

23. A first edition A.O. Abbot’s expose on Confederate prisons: Prison Life in the South: at Richmond, Macon, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Charlotte, Raleigh, Goldsborough, and Andersonville, During the Years 1864 and 1865. (New York: Harper & Bros., 1865), 374p., additional advertisements, 8vo. Blind embossed stamp on cloth boards, gilt titled spine. Some rubbing to loose spine, pages clean. With copious illustrations of the horrors faced by Union P.O.W.s. (Est. $150-200)

24. William B. Hazen’s military memoirs, A Narrative of Military Service (Boston: Ticknor and Co., 1885), 450p. 4to. First Edition with cloth boards and gilt titling to spine. Spine and boards rubbed with some fraying, pages mostly clean. Includes numerous illustrations together with fold-out battle maps including Shiloh, Missionary Ridge and Chickamauga as well as sketches of various site. Hazen was best known for his actions at the aforementioned battles. Indeed at Missionary Ridge, his men were the first to reach the summit. (Est. $200-300)

25. The Successor to Pinkerton. Lafayette C. Baker. History of the United States Secret Service. (Philadelphia: L.C. Baker, 1867) 704p., tooled cloth boards and titled spine. Baker succeed Pinkerton as head of the Secret Service and Lafayette largely owed his appointment to Secretary for War Edward M. Stanton but suspected the secretary of corruption and was eventually demoted for tapping his telegraph lines and packed off to New York. He was quickly recalled, however, after the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865. Within two days of his arrival in Washington, Baker’s agents in Maryland had made four arrests and had the names of two more conspirators, including the actual presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth. Before the month was out Booth along with David Herold were found holed up in a barn and Booth was himself shot and killed. Baker was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and received a generous share of the $100,000 reward offered to the apprehender of the President’s killer. The following year, however, Baker was sacked from his position as government spymaster. President Johnson accused him of spying on him, a charge Baker admitted in this book which was published in response to this. He also announced that he had had Booth’s diary in his possession which was being suppressed by the Department of War and Secretary Stanton. When the diary was eventually produced Baker claimed that eighteen vital pages were missing. It was suggested that these would implicate Stanton in the assassination. Baker died from meningitis in 1868, scarcely eighteen months after his explosive allegations, leading some to suggest that he was killed by the War Department to silence him. Wear to boards and spine, boards binding still fairly tight, pages very clean. (Est. $100-150)

26. An early and still quite useful reference source: “An Alphabetical List of the Battles of the War of the Rebellion, with Dates…Complies from the Official Records…” (Washington: N. A. Strait, 1875) 81p. 8vo. in yellow titled wraps. Chronicles “…the number killed, wounded, an missing in each of the important Battles, Union troops engaged, names of the Generals killed and wounded in both armies; also, the total number of enlistments, number discharged, number wounded, number missing, number of deaths, number killed in battle, number of graves…” Well…you get the idea! (Est. $60-80)

27. Starr, John William, Jr., “The Dual Personality of Abraham Lincoln” A brief Psychological Study. (Privately Printed, 1928), 23p., 8 1/2 x 5 1/2″, untitled boards. One of 75 signed copies. (M-3059) Minor glue remnants on pastedown from bookplate, else near pristine. (Est. $100-150)

28. A very rare work said to be based on a story told by Abraham Lincoln: The Only Novelette ever Sketched by Abraham Lincoln. How I Twice Eloped, an Indiana Idyll. “Suggested by Araham Lincoln Elaborated by Catherine Eves.”[pseud. for author Albert Alberg] Lacking front wrap, typical loss at binding/spine, chips to back cover, contents fine. As detailed by Monaghan (this item #1330), this is “A fictional expansion of a 19 line boyhood romance recounted by Lincoln to T.W.S. Kidd at Springfield.” The only other example we know with a recent price was found in Chuck Hand’s catalog, that in weaker condition, priced at $200.) (Est. $150-250)

Teaching Lincoln’s story to Native Americans – A rare biography in the Dakota language.

29. A most rare volume by James Garvie translating Lincoln’s biography into the Dakota language, Abraham Lincoln Toni Kin Aesop Towoyake Kin (Santee Agency, Neb.: A. I. Riggs, 1893) 28p. 12mo. First edition in stiff titled wraps. This little, historical gem, which also includes Dakota translations of some of Aesop’s fables, was printed by Indian pupils of the Santee normal Training School. (Not indexed in Monaghan.) As noted by the preeminent scholar on Lincoln biographies, Daniel Pearson, “After the American policy of extermination left the Native American nations decimated, the United States government turned to trying to assimilate those Natives Americans who were left. Accordingly, young Native Americans were regularly shipped off to boarding schools where there were immersed in the Anglo-American way of life. One such school for the Lakota (Sioux) nation was operated by Alfred L. Riggs at the Santee Indian Agency in Nebraska. From 1884 to 1900, the Santee school employed James W. Garvie as a teacher. Garvie was half Native American, being the son of a Sioux mother and a Scottish father. Garvie’s father, a merchant by trade, had moved to St. Paul, MN in 1852. It was here that he met Garvie’s mother, who was a granddaughter of Rising Thunder, a chief from the Sissetonais nation. Their son, James, was born in 1862. Not long after, the elder Garvie was killed trying to protect his merchandise during the infamous Sioux uprising later that year. At a very young age, James Garvie himself was sent off to a Mission boarding school; the Presbyterian Mission School at Sisseton, South Dakota. He prospered there and did well enough to be able to continue his education by enrolling in Beloit College, in Wisconsin. He studied at Beloit from 1878 until 1881, when his mother died. He thereafter devoted his life to teaching Native Americans.” On this bibliographic work, Pearson tells us: “In 1893, Riggs had Garvie prepare a brief outline of the Life of Abraham Lincoln. Riggs felt that the story of Lincoln’s efforts to provide an education for himself would be an excellent object lesson for the youngsters attending the Santee School. To fill out the small pamphlet, eight of Aesop’s fables were added to the Lincoln sketch. The whole was printed by the students at the Santee School, obviously serving as another vehicle for some students, those learning the printing trade. Apparently the pamphlet was intended for the internal use of the Santee School, for it did not receive a wide circulation. The publication went unnoticed by all the major early Lincoln bibliographers and collectors. In fact, it was lost in obscurity until the early 1940s, when some 25 copies were discovered by Joseph L. McCorison, Jr., a Lincoln enthusiast.” Without question, as far as book collecting is concerned, this is a uniquely American work! (Est. $900-1,200)

An instant Lincoln library!

30. [Group] A large assemblage of Lincoln and related historical literature, includes paperbacks, hardbacks, new volumes, old, mostly fine condition. Titles include: American Brutus (Kauffman), Team Of Rivals (Goodwin), The Legend Of John Wilkes Booth (Evans), Blood On The Moon (Steers), American Scoundrel (Keneally), The First Emancipator (Levy), Life Of Abraham Lincoln (Barrett), Lincoln (Carwardine), The Compact History Of The Civil War (Dupy), Mrs. Lincoln And Mrs. Keckly (Fleischner), Jeff Shaara’s Civil War Battlefields (Shaara), Don’t Know Much About The Civil War (Davis), U.S. Presidents Factbook (Jewell), The Man Who Killed Lincoln (Stern), My Confederate Kinfolk (Davis), Hell-Bent For The White House (U. of Hartford), Personal Traits Of Abraham Lincoln (Nicolay), Wit & Wisdom Of Abraham Lincoln (Lang), Anecdotes & Stories of Abraham Lincoln (McClure), The Civil War In The American West (Josephy), Lincoln Reconsidered (Donald), Civil War Sites (CWPT), What Lincoln Believed (Lind), Lincoln’s Sword (Wilson), Bleeding Blue And Gray (Rutkow), The Eloquent President (White), Israel On The Appomattox (Ely), What They Didn’t Teach You About The Civil War (Wright), Amazing Women Of The Civil War (Garrison), Poetry Of The Civil War (Boyes), Freedom Rising (Furgurson), The Remarkable Millard Fillmore (Pendle), Abe Lincoln Of Pigeon Creek (Wilson), Lincoln And Greeley (Horner), Harriet Tubman (Lowy), The Most Famous Man In America (Applegate), Last Flag Down (Baldwin), The Emancipator’s Wife (Hambly), John Brown (Reynolds), Manhunt (Swanson), A Diary from Dixie (Chesnut), The Humorous Mr. Lincoln (Jennison), Lincoln and Whitman (Epstein), State of the Union (Holzer), The Civil War (Davis), Mr. Lincoln’s Washington (Kimmel), Lincoln And His Generals (Williams), Lincoln in American Memory (Peterson), Meet Mr. Lincoln (Hanser), Abraham Lincoln Sculpture (Fairbanks), Encounters with Lincoln (Trimborn), The Civil War Experience (Wertz), Fifty-two (52) titles in total. (OPEN)

31. [Reference] Ritchie, George Thomas, A List of Lincolniana in the Library of Congress, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1903, M-1426. (Est. $40-60)

32. [Catalog] Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The Unique and Final Holograph Manuscript Known as the Bliss Copy…offered at Parke-Bernet. (New York April 27,1949.) 8vo. Illustrated. Wrappers. This was sold to the great Cuban collector Osacar Cintas for $54,000. A fine auction catalog presenting just one lot…the last time you can expect one of these on the market! (Est. $50-75)

33 . [Catalog] Two titans in Lincoln! One of the greatest Lincoln collections to be brokered – handled by the great Charles Hamilton! The Collection of Justin G. Turner, October 25, 1967, Charles Hamilton Gallery, 72p. spiral-bound, priced. The Lincoln check made payable to his son “‘Tad’ when he is well enough to present” ($5) sold for $5,500. A great sale to drool over! (Est. $50-80)

34. [Catalog/Reference] The Sotheby Parke Bernet catalog for November 28, 1979 sale of the Roy P. Crocker Collection of Lincolniana. A great reference work. A Lincoln name flag and a Lincoln portrait flag sold as one lot for $600! (OPEN)

35. [Catalog/Reference] Parke-Bernet Galleries, The Oliver R. Barrett Lincoln Collection Public Auction… 1952. 265p. in blue cloth, illustrated, clean. Absolutely essential…the ONE catalog you MUST own! (Est. $80-100)

36. The Joy of Collecting Lincoln. A good set of three volumes on Lincolniana including: Carl Sandburg’s Lincoln Collection (New York: Bonanza Books, 1960), with dust jacket; the Library of Congress’ catalog, Abraham Lincoln: An Exhibition at the Library of Congress in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of his Birth. (Washington: 1959) soft cover; and Charles Hamilton and Lloyd Ostendorf’s Lincoln in Photoraphs (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963) with dust jacket. Together, three pieces. (Est. $100-300)

37. The COMPLETE set… the auctions that now setthe standard! Arguably the most important manuscript collection to be disbursed in this century…only rivaled by the Sang Collection from the late 1970s. The Forbes Collection of American Historical Documents (Pt. 1, March 2002 through Pt. 6, (May 2007), hosted by Christie’s. Profusely illustrated, custom acetate sleeves, the first two auctions set some 14 record prices alone – including for Lincoln! It will be some time before we see a collection of this magnitude to hit the market… great history and pricing references for the complete library. The first two sessions are impossible to source as they were under-printed (the first catalog now commands $250 alone). Six (6), an excellent read! (Est. $300-500)

38. Autograph Collecting. A fine set of five (5) reference works including two editions Charles Hamilton’s The Signature of America together with his work on Kennedy autopens, The Robot That Helped to Make a President. Offered with Michael Reese II, Autographs of the Confederacy and M. N. Bunker’s Handwriting Analysis: the Science of Determining Personality by Graphonalysis. Great collector/dealer sources. (Est. $100-300)

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