Lot 157 of 627:
Lincoln-Douglas Debates 1860  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$450
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, In the Celebrated Campaign of 1858, in Illinois; Including the Preceding Speeches of Each, at Chicago, Springfield, Etc.; Also, the Two Great Speeches of Mr. Lincoln in Ohio, in 1859, as Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party, and Published at the Times of Their Delivery

Author:
Lincoln, Abraham and Stephen A. Douglas

Place:
Columbus

Publisher:
Follett, Foster and Company

Date:
1860

Description:

iv, [4], 268 pp. (8vo) original blindstamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition, later issue.

This copy with frank signature of Stephen A. Douglas clipped from an envelope and mounted on the front pastedown. Also mounted on the front pastedown is a slip of lined paper with Abraham Lincoln's name written in ink, bout not thought to be his signature. Between the two is the engraved bookplate of Henry C. Bernheim. On the following three blank pages are mounted a dozen news clippings relating to Lincoln and the 1860 election. The book is a later issue, with a printed rule above the printer's name on verso of title page and without the numeral "2" printed on the lower margin of p. 17. Contains five speeches by Lincoln and three speeches by Douglas, also a correspondence between the two before their famous debates, and seven debate speeches from each including one rejoinder speech made by Lincoln and then Douglas throughout the seven debate speeches. Howes calls this "historically the most important series of American political debates." Howes L338.


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Condition:
Wear to spine ends and corners; foxing to contents, front free endpaper starting to come loose; about very good.


 
Item number:
281322
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