First trade edition, first printing of Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years by Carl Sandburg. Thick octavo, [two volumes], xvi, 480pp; vi, 482pp. Green cloth, title in gilt on spine, embossed title on front covers. Stated “first edition after printing of 260 De Luxe copies” on the copyright page. Top edge yellow. Photographic frontispiece portraits in each volume. In publishers scarce slipcase, title on label affixed to side, some wear and soiling. Contains the “Warsaw Error” in Volume I and correction of “ears” to “eyes.” Complete with 22 photographic plates, maps, woodcuts and illustrations. In publishers dust jackets, toning to spine, some chipping to top edge of spine of Volume I. (Monaghan, 2877)
Comments: This work would be followed by Carl Sandburg’s Pulitzer Prize winning 4-Volume set called Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (1939-1941).