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Frederick H. Meserve & Carl Sandburg, The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, Inscribed

Inscribed to Chicago Journalist, Walter Trohan

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Offering Frederick H. Meserve’s and Carl Sandburg’s  The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln.

Before Lloyd Ostendorf, Lincoln photographs used to be numbered by “Meserve” number; those 119 photos (plus many more of Lincoln’s family, friends, cabinet members, fellow politicians, and generals) are represented here, the photos coming from Meserve’s famous collection.

Includes :  (120) photographs of Lincoln, all those known at that time; (12) of Mary Lincoln; (88) of the people “who touched Lincoln’s life”; and (1) of Steichen’s photograph of Leonard Volk’s 1860 life mask of Lincoln.  Three essays begin the book:  two by Sandburg on “The Face of Lincoln” and on Meserve himself and his collection; also one by Meserve.

Trohan had been a long-time Chicago Tribune report based in Washington, D.C.; it was he who alerted the Tribune that their front-page headline was incorrect and should be pulled:  “Dewey Defeats Truman.”

Very good plus; small stain to fore-edge of some pages; a few small chips in the d.j.; o/w fresh and clean.

Meserve, Frederick Hill and Sandbur, Carl.  THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN.  NY: Harcourt, Brace, 1944.  1st edition; d.j.  Inscribed by Meserve to Walter Trohan / Prince of writers and best of friends / Frederick H. Meserve / July 26, 1947. 

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 4 in