"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand"
Lincoln, Abraham; McMurtrie, Douglas Crawford (editor)
Price: 250.00 USD
Chicago: The Black Cat Press, 1936. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Slight sunning to spine; slight rubbing and browning to covers (cloth; chiefly to edges); slight internal browning to edges. 29,  pages. "The text of this celebrated speech as originally written, paragraphed, italicized & proofread by its author, printed in its entirety for the first time since its contemporary publication" (title page recto). Text from the first pamphlet publication of the speech to the Republican State Convention, June 16, 1858 (see Monaghan #14), plus the text of Lincoln's letter of February 14, 1860, explicating the meaning of certain terms and phrases in the speech proper, and a facsimile reproduction (original size) of the title page of the "Sycamore" printing of the speech. Editor's introduction and acknowledgments. Monaghan #3528; one of 140 copies (the entire edition), "designed by N. W. F." (colophon, page ; i.e. Norman W. Forgue). First Edition Thus. Very Good.
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