First edition of the Lincoln Douglas Debates, the fourth issue.
Octavo, [iv], - 268pp. Publisher’s original brown cloth over boards, title in gilt on spine, embossed illustrations on cover. Intermittent foxing and wear to edges. Previous owners bookplate affixed to rear flyleaf. Mixed points which include: “2” on bottom of page 13, rule over publishers mark on copyright page, lacking all advertisements, lacking correspondence letters, includes Table Of Contents with no publishers mark. As noted in Monaghan, this is the fourth issue or the “Nomination Issue,” which was released on March 20th, 1860.
Comments: One of the most historically important works in political ideology and national politics. (Howes L338) (Monaghan 69) (Sabin 41156)
Full Title: Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas – In the Celebrated Campaign of 1858, in Illinois; Including The Preceding Speeches of Each, At Chicago, Springfield, Etc: Also, The Two Great Speeches of Mr. Lincoln in Ohio, In 1859, as Carefully Prepared By The Reporters of Each Party, and Published At The Times Of Their Delivery.