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[BKARTS] Free to good home



At our local Friends of the Library book sale last month, on Sunday it was
"all the books you could stuff into a bag for $1", and there were a couple
of things that were just too good to leave for the dumpster.

One book is missing covers, just a text block in good shape, but might make
a nice rebinding project for a student of conservation and repair, or an
experienced binder with an interest in this facet of history, or for a
library where it could be re-shelved.

First come, first served. Please, no "altered book" practicioners - "not
that there's anything wrong with that", but this is too nice a volume to be
altered.

Here's the scoop:

Life
of
Abraham Lincoln
presenting
his early history, political career and speeches in
and out of congress; also a general
view of his polity as
President of the United States;
with his
messages, proclamations, letters, etc.
and a
history of his eventful administration, and of the
scenes attendant upon his tragic
and lamented demise.

by
Joseph H. Barrett,
Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington, DC

Publishers:
Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin,
25 West Forth Street Cincinnati.
New York, 60 Walker Street
1865.

This book was published within months of Lincoln's assasination (April,
1865) and is a facinating read. (ok, I didn't read ALL of it, but the parts
I did read were really interesting). It is sewn on sunken cords, 8.5 x 6 x 2
inches, approx. The first section is unattached and contains the title page
(transcribed above) as well as a very nice engraving of Lincoln,
"Photographed by Brady & Engraved by A.H. Ritchie espressly for this work",
that has been nicely protected by the tissue overlay. Very little foxing -
pages are in very good shape.

You pay shipping to your location.

with best wishes,
Roberta
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Roberta Lavadour
Mission Creek Press / Pendleton, Oregon
http://www.missioncreekpress.com/newwork.htm

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