Lincoln Collector

Carl SANDBURG

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Lincoln Collector
Lincoln Collector

PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY CARL SANDBURG, AND BY OLIVER BARRETT

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 slipcase. $850.

Signed limited first edition of Sandburg's engaging tribute to one of the great resources for his Lincoln studies, number 2278 of 2425 copies signed by Sandburg—presentation copy additionally inscribed by Sandburg beneath his signature: "with salutations and affectionate regard to Meyer Kestnbaum." Additionally signed and inscribed by Oliver R. Barrett, whose collection is profiled in the present volume: "Attest: Oliver R. Barrett, the signature & sentiment as genuine & goes double."

"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." Without fragile original glassine wrapper. Heise 38.

Fine condition. Particularly scarce and desirable inscribed by both Sandburg and Barrett.

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