Kunhardt, Philip, Jr.; Philip, III, Peter, Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography, 1st ed, dj
A Beautiful Gift. Richly Illustrated
The Kunhardt’s Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography in it’s uncommon 1st edition, Signed.
A brilliant pictorial biography from the first family of Lincolniana! A tight, attractive copy of this large, well-illustrated study, with a superb autograph addition: Tipped to the half title page is a fine 3″ x 5″ bookplate made specifically for this title bearing bold signatures of all three co-authors in blue ballpoint, one above the other.
Philip Kunhardt, Jr. (1928-2006) was the grandson of Frederick Hill Meserve (1865-1962), the pioneering historian of photography and “America’s first great photograph collector,” who assigned “Meserve numbers” to Lincoln photographs sometimes still used today;
Kunhardt eventually inherited his grandfather’s unparalleled collection of rare Lincoln glass plate negatives and created a family-run filmmaking business, and published a number of books utilizing them.
Foreword by David Herbert Donald. In burgundy cloth; with pictorial dust jacket. Extensive illustrations (some color), pictorial endpapers. Clipped dj.
Copies signed by all three authors are quite scarce!
Kunhardt, Philip B., Jr. Kunhardt, Philip B, III. & Kunhardt, Peter. LINCOLN: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. 1st edition, 415p., illustrated. Near fine condition; dust jacket. Signed on book plate by all three authors.