Literary Works. By Abraham Lincoln. Illustrated by John Steuart Curry. Illustrated Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1980.

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We all know Abraham Lincoln as the sixteenth American president–the best of our presidents who managed to hold the Union together during the Civil War, who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, who delivered the Gettysburg Address. Yet his legacy overshadows one of his core strengths: his exceptional talent as a writer. In fact, it might be said that his capacity for eloquent and convincing prose was his most crucial skill during his time as president, for much of his efforts took the forms of letters and other written communication during the height of the Civil War. In this volume–The Literary Works of Abraham Lincoln–these materials as well as numerous other written pieces by Lincoln are compiled to showcase his literary talent. The materials include letters to Mary Owens, a woman he courted in Illinois before marrying Mary Todd Lincoln, letters to Joshua Speed, his longtime friend, and his farewell address to Springfield, Illinois, delivered after he had won the presidential election. They also include letters to the King of Siam, letters to General McClellan, letters to General Grant, and his last public address. No other volume encompasses his literary achievements better. No other volume reveals his humanity or internal life better, either. For any collector interested in Abraham Lincoln, it is an essential volume.

This illustrated edition is in fine condition. In the original full black leather, finely gilt stamped. Raised bands. Gilt spine label. Text block fine. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in. With the publisher’s original pamphlet and blank bookplate laid in.

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Literary Works. By Abraham Lincoln. Illustrated by John Steuart Curry. Illustrated Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1980.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in