Lot #19
Abraham Lincoln Speech

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Pamphlet entitled “Evening Journal Tracts—No. 5, National Politics,” 15 pages, 5.75 x 9, published by the Albany Evening Journal in February 1860, which opens with the “Speech of Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, Delivered at the Cooper Institute, Monday, February 27, 1860.” Lincoln was not yet the Republican nominee for the presidency when he delivered the Cooper Union speech, an address many believe was responsible for his victory in the presidential election later that year. In the speech, one of his longest at more than 7,000 words, Lincoln elaborated his views on slavery by affirming that he did not wish it to be expanded into the western territories and claiming that the Founding Fathers would agree with this position. The latter portion of the pamphlet features a “Speech of Senator Doolittle of Wisconsin, Delivered in the United States Senate, February 24, 1860.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered light foxing and toning, partial splitting along the hinge, and front and back pages detached but present.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #608 - Ended May 12, 2021