First edition of Abraham Lincoln 1809-1858 by Albert J. Beveridge.
Thick octavo, [two volumes], xxviii, , 607pp; vii, , 741pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. Clean text and solid binding. Touch of wear to cloth on Volume II. Complete with frontispiece portrait in each volume and 16 full page black and white illustrations. An attractive set by The Riverside Press. (Monaghan 2999)
Albert J. Beveridge started his career as a United States Senator from Indiana. After losing his senate seat, he became a historian, writing The Life of John Marshall. This detailed account of the life of the first Chief Justice won Beveridge a Pulitzer Prize for Biography. His final years were spent writing this book, which worked to demystify the early life of President Abraham Lincoln. After Beveridge’s untimely death, the manuscript was handed over to Carl Sandburg for completion.