Henry J. Raymond & John Savage, The Life of Abraham Lincoln of Illinois


A Tough-to-Find Campaign Biography

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Henry Raymond and John Savage’s The Life of Abraham Lincoln of Illinois is a political biography of Lincoln, written by the chairman of the National Union Committee.

The front wrapper has a woodcut illustration of Lincoln after Brady’s photograph of 8 January 1864 (O-83); Andrew Johnson graces the rear wrapper.

Though rubbed with very small chips, complete wrappers are quite scarce; a round stamp on the front reveals that it was once in the library of the “Ben Butler Council No. 1″of the Union League of America. Even with stains on the fore-edge and the wrappers toned, this is an above-average copy of a desirable campaign biography.

Raymond, Henry J. & Savage, John.  THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN OF ILLINOIS BY RAYMOND AND OF ANDREW JOHNSON BY SAVAGE. NY:  National Union Executive Committee, (1864).  136p.; illustrated wrappers.  (M348)