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Lincoln, Abraham
Autograph Album - Autographs and Engravings - Lincoln Cabinets Includes All Cabinet Members from Both Administrations
1929. (Lincoln, Abraham & Cabinet Members) Album including an image and letter or signature from each. Housed in a beautiful full crushed French levant leather binding, elaborate gilt tooling; ornate gilt doublures; silk flyleaves; leather hinges. The album is itself in a sturdy half-leather clamshell box. 11 1/2″ x 14 1/2″. Excl condition.This Collection of Autographs features Abraham Lincoln and his Entire Cabinet. It includes letters and documents signed by Lincoln, his vice presidents Hannibal Hamlin and Andrew Johnson, and all members of his administration's first and second cabinets.Each letter or document (or, in the case of James Speed, a signature) is hinged onto its own sheet, preceded on the previous page by a contemporary image (photograph, engraving, or lithograph) of the man; autograph and image each have a decorative, hand-produced rule line surrounding it.A collection put together by Eugene Field II for A. Watson Armour, Ill (scion to the Armour meatpacking company, the first to can meats) and wife Jean S. Armour [bookplate]. Eugene Field II, son of the poet and writer Eugene Field, was in league with forger Harry Sickles, a Chicago book dealer (we're sorry to say), who specialized in "Abraham Lincoln" signatures. A rear leaf bears a notarized inscription: "This wonderful collection of the autographs of Lincoln's cabinet comes from the library of my father, Eugene Field. / (sgd) Eugene Field II / Sept. 16, 1929 1/ [sgd] Julia S. Field (Mrs. Eugene Field) / (notarization.")Unfortunately, the alleged Lincoln endorsement and signature included were entirely fo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc., ABAA, MWABA [United States]
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