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Charles Francis Adams, The Life of ...

Signed With Author’s Bookplate!

Charles Francis Adams wrote The Life of John Adams about his own prominent ancestor and became one of the most ... Read More


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Keifer, Joseph Warren Slavery and Four ...

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Pryor, Mrs. Roger A. Reminiscences of ...

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Broadside Detailing the Account of Confederate ...

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Evening Journal Register Chicago Fire First ...

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Harold Holzer

Brought Forth on This Continent Abraham Lincoln and American Immigration

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The Latest Book List October 2023

We endeavor to offer a new Book List every month, depending on our workload in the shop. The link to the latest list is below. The Catalogs are below the Book List. Below that, you will find our Bibliographies. When ordering, please be prepared to provide the month and year of the list, along with the item number, author and title.  Join ... Read More


A Look at Lakeside Classics

Richard Robert Donnelley opened his Chicago printing company in 1864. In 1870, he changed the name to Lakeside Printing and Publishing Company. Rising from the ashes of the 1871 fire, by 1901 they moved into their own building. Located in today's Printer's Row neighborhood, the building is architect Howard Van Doren Shaw's very first design of a commercial building. The ... Read More

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Abraham Lincoln carte O-58 variant

Abraham Lincoln Signatures – A Primer

People are always curious about Abraham Lincoln Signatures. Where do they come from? What makes one example a "starter signature" and another a once-in-a-lifetime find? In our latest video Daniel ... Read More

Quoting Lincoln… or Not…

Abraham Lincoln is one of the world's most frequent victims of misattributed and inaccurate quotes. From the popular and folksy  "Whatever you are, be a good one"--probably paraphrased and usually attributed ... Read More

Alphonso Iannelli Abraham Lincoln Bust

Iannelli Bust to Be Reproduced, Displayed ...

One of the most rewarding parts of our jobs here are Abraham Lincoln Book Shop is the opportunity to find the right homes for the objects that come through the ... Read More

Lincoln’s Fly

This morning the media is all "abuzz" about a certain interloper to last night's vice presidential debate. Although much less common than cats on a playing field, the fly is no ... Read More