CARL SANDBURG'S LANDMARK LINCOLN BIOGRAPHIES, HANDSOMELY BOUND
(LINCOLN) SANDBURG, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years. Two volumes. WITH: The War Years. Four volumes. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1926, 1939). Together, six volumes. Octavo, modern full navy morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. $5500.
Later printings of Sandburg’s celebrated biographies of President Lincoln, handsomely bound by Maurin in full morocco-gilt.
Sandburg grew up in the Knox County neighborhoods with which Lincoln was familiar; the poet met people whom knew Lincoln not only as a politician but also as a man. "The most popular Lincoln biography yet written… Lincoln publications increased after the appearance of this work" (Monaghan 2877, 3711). This handsome six-volume set contains Sandburg's two-volume Prairie Years and his four-volume War Years; the latter earned Sandburg his second of three Pulitzer Prizes. Illustrated with hundreds of photographic plates and numerous additional cuts of maps, cartoons, letters and documents. First published in 1926 (Prairie Years) and 1939 (War Years), this set is a later printing, with "0.I.67" on the copyright pages. Monaghan 2877, 3711. Howes S81, S82.