SIGNED BY SANDBURG
SANDBURG, Carl. The Lincoln Collector. The Story of Oliver R. Barrett's Great Private Collection. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1949. Octavo, original blue cloth, uncut, original glassine, original slipcase. $500.
Signed limited first edition of Sandburg’s engaging tribute to one of the great resources for his Lincoln studies, number 612 of 2425 copies signed by Sandburg.
"The Barrett collection is so full and basic that a pretty good life of Lincoln could be written from it alone, whereas no present-day life could be written without it" (Benjamin P. Thomas). Sandburg positions the Barrett collection as "Lincolniana as well as Americana, presenting Lincoln in a series of different frames, revealing the people, the times, the speech and lingo, of the generation who knew Lincoln and that he knew." Heise 38.
Light wear and toning to slipcase, spine chipping and toning to glassine, book lovely and fine. A handsome signed copy.