Presenting His Early History, Political Career, And Speeches In And Out Of Congress; Also, A General View Of His Policy As President Of The United States
|Publisher||MOORE, WILSTACH & BALDWIN|
Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin, 1865. THIRD EDITION, first printing. Good complete solid condition, all pages firmly bound throughout, former owner name, original covers holding but loosening with some discoloration and spotting small chip on bottom rear. Engraved frontispiece of Lincoln with original tissue guard, aging in corner, additional vibrant black and white full page plates.. Barrett's work is considered to be the defintitive and most complete biographies of President Lincoln of the era, and includes a detailed account of his ancestry, his law practice, the events leading up to his election and taking of office, all the way through the Civil War and, as first printed in this edition, the assassination. This being the third edition, greatly expanded from the first printing (under the title Life of Abraham Lincoln of Illinois) in 1860, and a second printing in 1864. This is the first to include the events of Lincoln's assassination, which makes for a chilling read based on its proximity to the actual events. Fantastic addition to any Presidential, US history or Civil War collection. 842 pages.