Good. No dust jacket. This item is signed by author or other contributors. Possible defects such as light shelving wear may exist. May have minor creasing, writing, stickers and/or residue. COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Buy with confidence-Satisfaction Guaranteed!
New in New jacket. Size: 4to 11"-13" tall; Sterling condition hardcover copy, brand-new, still in shrink-wrap, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and no apparent shelf-or edge-wear; not ex-library. Dust jacket fully intact, not price-clipped, also brand-new, and pictorial, depicting a frenetic-looking Abraham Lincoln, looking more like John Brown than himself.
Very Good. NY: Hawthorn Books, 1967. Stated 1st. Hardcover. 4to. 425 pgs. Color frontis and b/w plates. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Light soil to hinge at front and rear covers. Owner's address label to front endpaper. Contents clean and binding sound. Contents smell a bit smoky. Jacket spine toned and foxed. Price clipped. Inquire if you need further information.
Fine. No Jacket. Small 4to 425 pp, list of b&w illustrations, foreword, Writing a New Lincoln Book Is an Adventure; Book I. The Approach: I. The African Cruise; II. "I Tremble for My Country"--Thomas Jefferson; III. The Paranoid Generation; IV. Gathering Storm; V. Thunder in the West; VI. Harbingers of the Hurricane. Book II. The Speech: VII. Bloomington, Illinois, May 28 and 29, 1856; VIII. The Convention; IX. Nick of Time; X. Afar Off, Lincoln Glimpses the White House; XI. What Did Lincoln Say? ; XII. Pros and Cons; XIII. The Cunningham Version and Others; XIV. Reconstructing the Lost Speech; XV. "Like Avengin' Fire"; XVI. Probing the "Miraculous Legend"; XVII. Did Lincoln Purposely "Lose" His Greatest Speech? ; XVIII. "His Greatest Oration"; XIX. A Politician Without A Party; XX. Party and Leader Find Each Other; XXI. The Republican Party Emerges; notable men who attended the convention, notes, sources, appreciations and acknowledgments, index, about the book. First Edition, 1967. Inked name on ffep, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine, and red top text block edge. ~Click on BOOKSTORES to browse our extensive listings of similar titles in U.S. History~
Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket. Bookplate of Lincoln collector, Joseph Steinberg, on the front pastedown. An invitation inviting Steinberg to the reception initiating the publication of the book is laid in with its original envelope. Dust jacket is protected with a mylar cover.
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Stated first edition. Signed and inscribed by author. Full red cloth, gilt lettering on cover and spine, t.e.g. (red), red endpapers. Illustrated with color frontispiece, and several B&W plates. Volume shows only light shelf-wear, else fine. Unclipped dust jacket lightly chipped and worn at head of spine and tops of panels, heel of spine lightly stained, else near fine. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. Small 4to 9"-11" tall. 425 pp. Signed by Author.
Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Cover has slight wear and soiling. First edition. 425 p. illus., ports. 26 cm. Includes: Frontis (color). Illustrations, Portraits. Notes. Sources. Index. The speech known as Abraham Lincoln's "Lost Speech" was given at the Bloomington Convention on May 29, 1856, in Bloomington, Illinois. Traditionally regarded as lost because it was so engaging that reporters neglected to take notes, the speech is believed to have been an impassioned condemnation of slavery. It is possible the text was deliberately "lost" owing to its controversial content. Lincoln's Lost Speech was famous, with a status considered legendary by the time Tarbell became enamored with Whitney's version of it. Lincoln was said to have spoken "like a giant inspired" and the tale of how the speech came to be lost was well known.  Many who attended the speech considered it the greatest of Lincoln's life. Given at the first state convention, which essentially founded the Illinois Republican Party, the speech thrust Lincoln into the national political limelight. Though it was known as the Lost Speech, its content influenced people nonetheless.
Lincoln's lost speech; the pivot of his career.
by Elwell Crissey
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