LINCOLN’S WORKS, HANDSOMELY BOUND
LINCOLN, Abraham. The Writings… With an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. New York and London: P.F. Collier & Son, (1905-06). Eight volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $2200.
“Centennial Edition” of this finely printed collection of Lincoln’s writings, with introduction by Theodore Roosevelt and illustrated with eight frontispiece portraits, handsomely bound.
"Abraham Lincoln, the rail-splitter, the Western country lawyer, was one of the shrewdest and most enlightened men of the world, and he had all the practical qualities which enable such a man to guide his countrymen; and yet he was also a genius of the heroic type, a leader who rose level to the greatest crisis through which this nation or any other nation had to pass in the 19th century" (Theodore Roosevelt). In addition to Roosevelt's introduction, this set includes an essay on Lincoln by Carl Schurz, Joseph H. Choate's memorial "Address on Lincoln," and "The Life of Lincoln" by Noah Brooks. Title pages in red and black. Edited by Arthur Brooks Lapsley. See Monaghan 1466.
Interiors fine, joints expertly repaired on Volumes I and III. An attractive set.