Octavo, four volumes. Publishers half red morocco, red cloth sides, gilt title and decoration on spine, raised bands. Rubbing to spine of Volume I, all others fine. Deluxe edition binding done by Riverside Press of Cambridge. Top edge gilt, all other edges uncut. Brown endpapers. Sewn-in silk bookmark in all four volumes. Frontispiece portrait in each volume, opposite title page. This is number 142 of 1000 limited edition copies produced for The Manuscript Edition. Each edition contains a leaf of the original manuscript, affixed to Volume I.
Comments: 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 wiring this book, which worked to demystify the early life of President Abraham Lincoln. After Beveridges’ untimely death, the manuscript was handed over to Carl Sandburg for completion.