Frederick H. Meserve & Carl Sandburg, The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, Inscribed
Inscribed to Chicago Journalist, Walter Trohan
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.
|Dimensions||10 × 7 × 4 in|