Abraham Lincoln(301 views)
Description: FIRST MANUSCRIPT EDITION IN DELUXE PUBLISHER'S BINDINGS, number 659 on only 1000 copies; with original leaf of Beveridge's manuscript bound in volume I (as issued). Born in rural Ohio in 1862, Albert J. Beveridge, an up-and-coming lawyer, shocked the Indiana Republican establishment with his election into the United States Senate. After losing the reelection in 1910, Beveridge joined former president Theodore Roosevelt in launching the Progressive Party, yet after the party's collapse chose to channel his energies into historical scholarship. Following the success of his two volume biography of Chief Justice John Marshall, Beveridge sought to demythologize Lincoln in his four volume biography, questioning the largely inaccurate accounts of Lincoln's early life which preceded his and trusting no source without verifying it for himself. The result is an incredibly well-researched and historically valuable account of the years proceeding Lincoln's presidency. Finely illustrated and complete with gravure frontispieces in each volume (32 plates total) and four additional hand-colored frontispieces of the Lincoln Memorial. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1928. Octavo, original three-quarter maroon crushed levant with gilt paneled spine and red silk ribbon bookmark. A hint of fading to upper half of Vol. IV board; otherwise fine. An exceptional set.
Artist or Maker: BEVERIDGE, ALBERT J.