Deluxe limited edition of Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, signed by Carl Sandburg, in slipcase.
Octavo, [four volumes], xxxi, 660pp; xii, 655pp; xiii, 673pp; xii, 515pp. Brown cloth, gilt title over maroon label on spines, signature of A. Lincoln in gilt on covers. Top edges gilt, uncut edges, unopened leaves. Housed in the publisher’s scarce slipcase, lightly worn panels, solid seams, silk ribbon still included. Volumes II-IV arrived in the publisher’s cellophane packaging, with II-IV having never been opened until this occasion.
Signed by author Carl Sandburg on limitation page, this being number 263 of 525 copies. Limitation reads: “The First Edition of Abraham Lincoln: The War Years is limited to 525 copies on all rag paper, numbered and signed by the author, of which 500 are for sale. This is number 263.” (Howes S82) (Monaghan 3711). An exceptional example of this deluxe signed limited edition, in the publisher’s slipcase.
The War Years were the best-selling volumes of Carl Sandburg’s landmark series on President Abraham Lincoln. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1940 for The War Years.