Helm, Katherine. The True Story of Mary…Ltd. Deluxe Ed.
Includes a Piece of
Original Damask Drapery
From the Todd Home
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Helm, Katherine. THE TRUE STORY OF MARY, WIFE OF LINCOLN. Containing the Recollections of Mary Lincoln’s Sister Emilie (Mrs. Ben Hardin Helm)…. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1928. 309p., ft., illus.; spine label. [M3020n]Limited deluxe edition; #100 of 175 copies, with a front cover inset panel of original damask drapery from the Todd home in Lexington, Kentucky.
Includes a printed letter, signed by Helm in type, attesting to the damask panel. Though laudatory, these reminiscences are a most valuable contribution to the domestic history of the Lincolns. Helm’s husband died at Chickamauga while serving the Confederacy. Scarce; the most desirable title from the Mary Lincoln bookshelf.
Excellent w/ only very lt. rubbing at spine tips; a true collector’s copy. Cloth not faded or marred!