Chapman, Ervin. Latest Light on Abraham Lincoln and War-Time Memories…Signed
A Scarce Signed Limited Edition!
Ervin Chapman’s Latest Light on Abraham Lincoln and War-Time Memories…Signed.
Written during a period after the centennial of Lincoln’s birth when the 16th President was being deified in public memory, Chapman’s biography filled a thirst among Americans for any remembrance or commentary at all from his living acquaintances.
Ervin Chapman (called the “Preacher Statesman”) collected and examined over 2,000 documents from which he gleaned hundreds of first hand accounts for his biography.
While Chapman falls far short of anything approximating unbiased reporting, his book is an important illustration of the American view of Lincoln as the country entered World War I.
Usual toning; and very limited shelf wear; else near fine condition.
Chapman, Ervin S. LATEST LIGHT ON ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND WAR-TIME MEMORIES INCLUDING MANY HERETOFORE UNPUBLISHED INCIDENTS AND HISTORICAL FACTS CONCERNING HIS ANCESTRY, BOYHOOD, FAMILY, RELIGION, PUBLIC LIFE, TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS… NY: 1917 Limited “Special Author’s Autograph Edition” (500 copies), 2 volumes (570p. total), illustrated with plates, top edge gilt; (Monaghan– 2299).