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1 Lincoln, Abraham "A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CANNOT STAND". By Abraham Lincoln. The text of this celebrated speech as originally written, paragraphed, italicized & proofread by its author, printed in its entirety for the first time since its contemporary publication. With an introduction by Douglas C. McMurtrie
Skokie, Illinois: The Black Cat Press, 1980. 1980. Fine 
Skokie, Illinois: The Black Cat Press, 1980.. 1980.. Fine. - Leather Miniature, 2-11/16" x 2-1/16". Full blue calf hand-bound by Bela Blau, titled in gilt on the spine with a gilt portrait vignette on the front cover. 51 pages plus the colophon. Illustrated with a title page vignette in blue, black & white by Calvin Brazelton. Fine.

Limited edition of 249 copies designed by N.W.F. and printed from Linotype Garamond on white Strathmore Pastelle paper. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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2 (Lincoln, President Abraham). Barton, William E. A BEAUTIFUL BLUNDER: The True Story of Lincoln's Letter to Mrs. Lydia A. Bixby.
Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1926). (1926). Very good Signed
Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1926).. (1926).. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY WILLIAM E. BARTON - Octavo, navy blue cloth with a printed paper label on the spine. The binding is lightly rubbed. The spine & extremities are a bit faded & the label is darkened & lightly chipped. 135 & [1] pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Lincoln and a double-page facsimile plate of his letter. Very good.

Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "To Betty Tomlinson / With love of / William E. Barton / August 3, 1929". Barton's "Library of Lincolniana" bookplate is mounted on the front pastedown.

Lincoln wrote his letter to Mrs. Lydia A. Bixby having been informed that all five of her sons had been killed in the Civil War. Later research suggested that she did not have as many as five sons, that one of her sons had been wounded not killed, and that one had been killed as a prisoner of war or may even have defected to the enemy. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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3 (Lincoln, Abraham; Hooker, General Joseph). Barton, William E. ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE HOOKER LETTER: An Address by William E. Barton Delivered before the Pennell Club of Philadelphia at a Dinner Given in the Union League Club.
New York: The Bowling Green Press, 1928. 1928. Good 
New York: The Bowling Green Press, 1928.. 1928.. Good. - Octavo, dark blue boards backed with gray cloth with a printed label on the spine. The binding is very lightly rubbed & bumped with the head of the spine slightly frayed. The cloth is a bit darkened. 29 & [1] leaf plus colophon. Illustrated with a facsimile of Lincoln's letter mounted on the rear blank preceding the colophon. The facsimile is detached, leaving glue stains on the rear blank on which it was originally mounted. The top page corners are lightly bumped. Good.

Limited edition of 750 copies printed on handmade paper at the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge, Mt. Vernon, New York in March, 1928.

This is the letter that Lincoln wrote to Joseph Hooker in January 1863 on appointing him to the command of the Army of the Potomac. William E. Barton was a Lincoln biographer. There is a foreword by William A. Carr. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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4 (Lincoln, Abraham). Little, Richard Henry; Sandburg, Carl BETTER ANGELS
New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1928. 1928. Good 
New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1928.. 1928.. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The binding is bumped. The dust jacket is chipped & lightly soiled with its spine & extremities slightly darkened. 43 pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait frontispiece. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition.

Richard Henry Little recounts stories and legends of Abraham Lincoln remembered from his childhood and told through the voice of an old black woman. Sandburg, in his introduction, describes them as coming from "the borderland between fiction and folklore". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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5 (Lincoln, Abraham). Basler, Roy P CONCERNING LINCOLN AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Skokie, Illinois: The Black Cat Press, 1982. 1982. Fine 
Skokie, Illinois: The Black Cat Press, 1982.. 1982.. Fine. - Miniature, 2-9/16" x 2". Full blue paper-covered boards hand-bound by Bela Blau, titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine. 45 pages plus the colophon. Illustrated with vignettes in blue. Fine.

Limited edition of 249 copies designed with typography by Norman W. Forgue. Printed on Startmore Text paper at the Schori Press. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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6 (Lincoln, Abraham). (Jones, Marguerite M.). Winchester, Mollie C OFT-TOLD TALES OF LINCOLN
Chicago, IL: Albert Whitman and Company, (1928). (1928). Good 
Chicago, IL: Albert Whitman and Company, (1928).. (1928).. Good. - Octavo, teal cloth titled in black on the spine with a color pictorial label mounted on the front cover. The binding is soiled. The front cover is warped & there are stains to the rear cover. The pictorial label is soiled & lightly stained. The spine is somewhat faded with the head & tail rubbed. 190 & [1] pages. There are remnants of several name stamps on the front pastedown. The half-title is darkened. There is a stain to the fore- edge with small stains to the front edges of a few pages & occasional light soiling. Color vignette title, 14 full-page color illustrations & textual illustrations & vignettes in black & white by Marguerite M. Jones. The color illustrations are clean & bright. Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 (Lincoln, Abraham; and Hugo, Victor) SYMPOSIUM LINCOLNIANA: PATRIOTIC SPEECHES BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND POEMS BY VICTOR HUGO IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH. VARIOUS DISPLAY PRINTS IN DENBY TYPE
New York City: Coq d'Or Press, Inc., (1942). (1942). Very good 
New York City: Coq d'Or Press, Inc., (1942).. (1942).. Very good. - Quarto, red cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The covers are rubbed. 48 & [2] pages printed in colors with several illustrations and plates as well as numerous facsimiles depicting the various Denby typefaces. There is a tiny stain to the bottom edge of a few leaves and some occasional offsetting to this otherwise internally bright & near fine copy.

Limited edition of 300 De Luxe copies. This copy is unnumbered on the colophon page. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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