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The Illinois Political Campaign of 1858: A facsimile of the Printer's Copy of his Debates with Senator Stephen Arnold Douglas

LINCOLN, Abraham

Editorial: The Library of Congress, [Washington, DC], 1959
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Introduction by David C. Mearns. Folio. Blind-embossed black cloth with gilt spine lettering. 212pp. Numerous illustrations. Fine. First (only) edition of this superb facsimile of the priceless copy bearing Lincoln's margin corrections, donated to the Library of Congress by Alfred Whital Stern. In 1953 Stern donated about 7,000 Lincoln items to the Library of Congress -- one of their major Lincoln acquisitions. Tipped before the front flyleaf is a special sheet signed by both Stern (with his usual enormous 7" signature) and below that by Library of Congress manuscripts curator Mearns (with his usual tight 2" signature). This sheet was signed exclusively for Ralph G. Newman, founder of Chicago's noted Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. This particular signed leaf also bears at top the special "Rare Book Collection / Alfred Whital Stern / Collection of / Lincolniana" Library of Congress bookplate. An outstanding copy -- tight 'n' bright. Stern (1881-1960) was a wealthy businessman and Lincoln collector extraordinaire; Mearns (1899-1981) was the noted Chief of the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress for many years, a well-known Lincoln scholar who edited "The Lincoln Papers" (1948), "Three Presidents and Their Books" (1955) and "Largely Lincoln" (1961), among others. N° de ref. de la librería 39627

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Título: The Illinois Political Campaign of 1858: A ...

Editorial: The Library of Congress, [Washington, DC]

Año de publicación: 1959

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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