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Item 147 - Abraham Lincoln Catalog 539 (Nov 2018)

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Estimate: $10,000.00 +
Sold Price: $21,691.08 (includes buyer's premium)


Rare book: The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln by Frederick Hill Meserve. Limited edition, numbered 21/102. NY: Privately-printed, 1911. Hardcover, 9.25 x 11, 111 pages. Signed on the colophon by the author, "F. H. Meserve." The book reproduces the then-known photographs of Abraham Lincoln, consisting of 74 pages of text plus tipped-in silver print photographs struck from the original negatives in the Meserve Collection. The photographs are arranged by topic: The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln (100), Lincoln at Gettysburg (3), Mrs. Lincoln and the Sons (4), Photographs of the Vice-Presidents, the Speakers, Members of the Cabinet and Others (12), and The Interment of Lincoln (1). In fine condition, with wear to spine and board edges; all tissue guards are present and without stains or foxing, and the deckle-edge pages are likewise bright and crisp. Accompanied by a deluxe custom-made clamshell case. An exquisite compendium of photographs of Lincoln that is rarely available today.

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