RARE 1861 AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY PRESIDENT LINCOLN
LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph letter signed. Washington, D.C. August 20, 1861.
Exceptional August 1861 autograph letter penned entirely in Lincoln's hand, signed by him in the first year of the war and mere weeks after the Union loss at Bull Run, written to Secretary of War Cameron regarding the appointment of John Huntington, from a distinguished Connecticut family, to the position of Assistant Quarter-Master of the Army, beautifully housed in a custom half morocco portfolio featuring a handsome engraved portrait of Lincoln. $26,000.
EXCEPTIONAL LINCOLN PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM
(LINCOLN, Abraham) MESERVE, Frederick Hill. Photograph album. WITH: Photographs of Abraham Lincoln. No place; New York, no date; 1944.
Extraordinary album comprising over 191 photographs, primarily silver and platinum prints, of Abraham Lincoln, his family, and contemporaries assembled by Frederick Meserve. Accompanied by the first trade edition of Meserve's landmark work, accomplished in collaboration with Carl Sandburg, Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, featuring 100 images of the 16th President, in daguerreotypes, cartes-de-visite, stereoviews, and more by photographers including Matthew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and Alexander Hesler. $22,000.
“THE PRESIDENT IS REPORTED DEAD”
(LINCOLN, Abraham). Assassination: Awful Event. IN: New York Times. New York, Saturday, April 15, 1865.
Original New York Times issue front page reporting the events surrounding Lincoln’s death and the search for his assassin. $3000.