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Francis Wilson, John Wilkes Booth: Fact and Fiction of Lincoln’s Assassination, 1st Ed

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Francis Wilson’s John Wilkes Booth: Fact and Fiction of Lincoln’s Assassination remains an important biography of Lincoln’s assassin, in spite of fine recent additions to the literature.

Wilson examines the reality and myths of Booth and the assassination. He uses important documents, including Booth’s diary and letters and the War Department archives, in this engaging, classic biography.

Published both in a limited edition and in this trade edition.

The early 20th century saw many advances in print production–including silk screening and the offset process. Offset allowed printed material to be produced from a rubber impression roller. Prior to that, a stone plate was employed. The speed, clarity, and accuracy now available opened up the design possibilities for not only books, but every printed item. These technological advancements gave birth to the commercial artist; by 1922 the term “graphic artist” was commonly used. This book is a pioneer in jacket design, and a beautiful example of early Mid-Century Modern aesthetic.

Very good; in dust jacket. Dust jacket very lightly chipped; lightly soiled at spine; not clipped. Quite uncommon!

Wilson, Francis. JOHN WILKES BOOTH: FACT AND FICTION OF LINCOLN’S ASSASSINATION. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1929. 1st edition, 321p., frontispiece, plates. (Monaghan – 3155).

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8 × 5 in

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