Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Nicolay and Hay, this being the Sponsors Edition from Lincoln Memorial University.
Octavo, [twelve volumes]. Full red leather, title in gilt on spines with decorative gilt embellishments on spines and covers. Touch of wear at top edge of spine, limited to four of the volumes. Top edge gilt. All volumes appear unread, with no markings and unopened leaves. Limitation page in Volume I notes that this is copy number 659, prepared for Raymond T. Brower. Includes signed limitation page from John Wesley Hill, the Chancellor of Lincoln Memorial University. (Monaghan 1471). An exceptional set.
The Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, first published in 1894, was edited and compiled by President Lincoln’s private secretaries, John G. Nicolay and John Hay. The 1894 edition was the first scholarly attempt to collect and publish the complete writings of Lincoln. The New and Enlarged Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln was issued in 1905 by the Francis D. Tandy Company. This edition from 1926, The Sponsors Edition, was published using the plates from the New and Enlarged work, with an introduction by the Chancellor of Lincoln Memorial University.