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Philip Kunhardt Jr. & Family Members, Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography, dj

A Beautiful Gift. Richly Illustrated




Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography in an attractive, well-produced reprint edition. This is 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.

Burgundy cloth, pictorial dust jacket. Extensive illustrations (some color), pictorial endpapers. Very good condition, in very good dust jacket. Signed by all three authors on custom bookplate. Includes a gift message from the giver to the former owner.

Kunhardt, Philip B., Jr. Kunhardt, Philip B, III. & Kunhardt, Peter. LINCOLN: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY. New York: Gramercy Books, 1999. 1st edition thus, 415p., illustrated. Signed by all authors, on bookplate.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 11 × 2 in