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Virginia S. Eifert, Three Rivers South: The Story of Young Abe Lincoln, 1st ed., Inscribed and Signed

A Lincoln Adventure Illustrated by Thomas Hart Benton

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Virginia S. Eifert wrote Three Rivers South with an intimate understanding of Abraham Lincoln and his world in Illinois.

A prolific author and naturalist, Eifert brought a love and understanding of the prairies and the rivers that framed Lincoln’s young life to this adventure story of his 1831 boat trip from Sangamo Town to New Orleans.  The book is richly illustrated by the great American artist, Thomas Hart Benton, featuring thirteen wash and line drawings and a striking dust jacket.

“I stand by the river and I know that it has been here yesterday and will be here tomorrow and that therefore, since I am part of its pattern today, I also belong to all its yesterdays and will be part of all its tomorrows. This is a kind of earthly immortality, a kinship with rivers and hills and rocks, with all things and all creatures that have ever lived or ever will live or have their being on the earth. It is my assurance of an orderly continuity in the great design of the universe.” – Virginia S. Eifert

Light sun; lightly chipped & clipped dust jacket; else very good. Inscribed and signed by Virginia Eifert.

Eifert, Virginia S. Three Rivers South: A Story of Young Abe Lincoln. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1953. 1st edition, 176p., frontispiece. illustrated.

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8 × 6 in