VERY SCARCE PRESENTATION COPY ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY SANDBURG
(LINCOLN, Abraham) SANDBURG, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. New York, 1939. Four volumes.
Scarce and desirable presentation copy of the deluxe signed limited first edition of Sandburg’s four-volume biography covering Lincoln's Civil War presidency, number 465 of only 525 large-paper sets numbered and signed by Sandburg, illustrated with 426 photographic halftones and 244 additional cuts of cartoons, letters, and documents, in the scarce original slipcase. This copy additionally inscribed at length by Sandburg on the front free endpaper of Volume I: "Meyer Kestnbaum, who knows people and human designs in the weaving and definitely will not get lost in this long and winding narrative by the herein-after signed—with affectionate regard. Carl Sandburg, Chicago, 1948." $4200.