Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years

Abraham LINCOLN   |   Carl SANDBURG

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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years
Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years

"THE MOST POPULAR LINCOLN BIOGRAPHY YET WRITTEN": SIGNED BY SANDBURG

(LINCOLN) SANDBURG, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co, (1926). Two volumes. Octavo, original half white cloth, printed paper spine labels, top edges gilt, untrimmed, original plain paper dust jackets. $4000.

Signed limited first edition of Sandburg's first biography of Lincoln, number 112 of only 260 copies printed, signed by Sandburg on the limitation page.

"For thirty years and more I have planned to make a certain portrait of Abraham Lincoln. It would sketch the country lawyer and prairie politician who was intimate with the settlers of the Knox County neighborhood where I grew up as a boy, and where I heard the talk of men and women who had eaten with Lincoln, given him a bed overnight, heard his jokes and lingo, remembered his silences and his mobile face" (Preface). "The most popular Lincoln biography yet written…" (Monaghan 2877). Profusely illustrated. Second state, with "eyes" correctly printed on p. 175 of first volume.

A fine signed copy.

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