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Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg - Abraham Lincoln, The War Years, signed limited edition set #503
Abraham Lincoln, The War Years Carl Sandburg New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939 Set number 503 of the publisher's signed, limited, and numbered issue of the first edition Condition: Better than Near Fine This is a full, four-volume set of the publisher's signed, limited, and numbered issue of the first edition of Carl Sandburg's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. Distinct from the first trade edition, the publisher issued 525 copies "all on rag paper, numbered and signed by the author". This limited issue was bound in brown buckram with thick, beveled edge boards, gilt printed colored spine panels, and Lincoln's facsimile signature "Your Obt. Svt. Lincoln" in gilt on the front covers. Each set was hand numbered on the Volume I title page verso limitation statement, above which Sandburg signed. This set is numbered "503" in red ink, with Sandburg's signature in black ink. Condition of this set is exceptional, better than near fine. All four bindings are uniformly square, tight, and clean, with sharp corners and no appreciable shelf wear. We note only trivial blemishes to the upper front covers of I & II - plausibly just faint finger marks - and a barely discernible hint of spine toning. The contents are immaculate. We find no spotting or previous ownership marks, the gilt top edges remain bright, and even the untrimmed fore and bottom edges are beautifully bright and clean. Likely the pristine condition of the contents owes to two heavy khaki buckram slipcases lined with black paper holding Volumes I & II and Volumes III & IV respectiv … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector (churchill_book_collector) [San Diego, California, United States]
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