Abraham Lincoln: An Autobiographical Narrative

By: Ralph Geoffrey Newman (1911-1998)

Price: $200.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Three Volumes. Miniature Books. 2 5/16 x 2 1/4 inches. [viii], 41, 1 blank; [v], 43-90, [1 blank]; [v], 92-153, [3] pp. Illustrations by Lloyd Ostendorf; text clean, unmarked. Full red, white, and blue leather, in gilt-stamped spines and front covers, black-stamped illustrations within the gilt on the front covers, top edges gilt, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight, minor use wear, some light foxing to the edges of the text block. Comes in the original cloth-covered slip case with marbled paper sides that match the end-papers; the cloth is foxed. SA1019-033. Very Good. SECOND EDITION, redesigned from the 1970 edition and re-set in two sizes of Garamond like the original, to offset the Lincoln and Newman contributions, composed with computerized types; photographically reproduced and printed at the Schori Press on 70-pound Ticonderoga Text paper, binding by Hugo Grummich. Each volume has a different color leather cover; the subtitles are: Vol. I, Youth; Vol. II, Lawyer - Politician; Vol. III, President. A brief forward in Volume 1 outlines the sources used in this book which consist of 2 auto-biographical writings Lincoln wrote in 1859 and 1860, and other Lincoln sources gathered by the editor, Ralph Newman. These works are Lincoln's own words, strung together by Newman whose connecting text is printed in a smaller type size so the reader knows which are Lincoln's and what are Newman's contributions. Ralph Newman was an American author and well-known Abraham Lincoln scholar. He owned the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago, Illinois, and hosted a monthly gathering known as the Civil War Round Table. He was an expert in Civil War-related manuscripts, played minor league second base for Tucson and Wichita, and appraised the papers of six United States presidents: Hoover, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. See: Wikipedia. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 2244.

Title: Abraham Lincoln: An Autobiographical Narrative

Author Name: Ralph Geoffrey Newman (1911-1998)

Illustrator: Lloyd Ostendorf

Categories: Miniature Book,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Evanston, IL, The Press of Ward Schori: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SA1019-033

Keywords: Ralph Geoffrey Newman, Abraham Lincoln An Autobiographical Narrative, Lloyd Ostendorf, Miniature Book, Press of Ward Schori, Hugo Grummich