First edition, early issue of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, published in 1860.
Octavo, [iv], -268pp. Publisher’s original brown cloth, covers stamped in blind, title in gilt on spine. Solid text block, faint transference to text, occasional points of toning. An early issue with no advertisements, a “line” above the printers card on copyright page, lacking the “2” on page 17. Clean endpapers, free of marginalia. (Howes L338) (Monaghan 69) (Sabin 41156) A scarce near fine example.
One of the most historically important works in political ideology and national politics.