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2024 Winter Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry (Day 1)

Sat, Jan 27, 2024 09:00AM EST
Lot 580

Carl Sandburg Abraham Lincoln Collection, Signed, plus Letter

Estimate: $400 - $450

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Nine (9) books by Carl Sandburg on Abraham Lincoln. 1st-2nd Items: 1st Trade edition (after 260 Deluxe Copies) of ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE PRAIRIE YEARS by Carl Sandburg, New York, Harcourt Brace & Co. 1926, in two volumes, in dark blue cloth boards; signed by Sandburg on pasted-in flyleaf, with accompanying 1940 signed letter from Sandburg replying to this book's signature inquiry, among two other pieces of correspondence from a bookbinder; 3rd-4th Items: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE PRAIRIE YEARS by Carl Sandburg, New York, Harcourt Brace & Co. 1926, in two volumes, 1st Edition, later printing in dark blue cloth boards, signed by Sandburg with inscription on half-title page; 5th Item: LINCOLN COLLECTOR by Carl Sandburg, New York, Harcourt Brace & Co. 1949, stated First Edition, signed on limitation page indicating copy 2271 limited to 2425 copies, retains bottom uncut pages; 6th-9th Items: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE WAR YEARS. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1939. First Trade Edition, later printing, 4 volumes in dark blue cloth boards with gilt stamped spines.

Condition

All books in Very Good condition with bookseller pencil marks inside the front cover on the front free end paper; 1st Item, 1926 Prairie Years: both volumes with slight rubbing to spines, Volume 1 with split endpapers where signature page is pasted in, Vol. 2 with slight inkstaining to lower page edges; 5th Item (Collector) previous owner's bookplate to pastedown.

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