FIRST EDITION OF DAVID BRAINERD WILLIAMSON'S LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 1864
(LINCOLN, Abraham) WILLIAMSON, David Brainerd. Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States; and Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States. Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson and Brothers, (1864). Octavo, original brown cloth. $2800.
First edition of this 1864 Lincoln campaign biography.
Released prior to the 1864 election, this book sets out Lincoln's accomplishments from his school days through the Gettysburg Address and his campaign for a second term in the White House. The final chapter includes a strong endorsement of Lincoln for president and urges Northerners to support him in the election. With advertisements at rear. Monaghan 366. Contemporary owner signature.
Only occasional foxing and soiling to interior, only slight toning to spine. An attractive copy.