[New York. 1860]. 32pp., printed in two columns. Dbd. Final leaf detached but present. Evenly tanned, very light foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM58183

An early campaign biography of future president Abraham Lincoln, written by John Locke Scripps of the NEW YORK TRIBUNE. Scripps reports on the life of Abraham Lincoln in eight chapters, touching on the major events of his life and career, beginning with his early life and his move to Illinois, through his transition from merchant to lawyer and legislator, and covering his time in Congress, with accounts of Lincoln's opposition to the Mexican- American War, his support of the Wilmot Proviso, and his involvement with the organization of the Republican Party. Wessen states that this edition was printed by Horace Greeley "from plates cast from the same type forms" as the 1860 Chicago edition, which is considered the first published biography of Lincoln. An advertisement for the Tribune and the TRIBUNE ALMANAC fills the bottom two thirds of the last page. "Most authentic of Lincoln campaign biographies" - Howes. HOWES S247a, "aa." MONAGHAN 79 (note). WESSEN, CAMPAIGN LIVES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN 12 (ref). MILES 418a.

Price: $750.00