Springfield, Massachusetts: Gurdon Bill, 1866. First Edition. Leather-bound. Small quarto. 8 3/4" x 9 1/4". Dark brown tooled leather, with recent repair and corner restoration. Nonpareil marbling to all edges. Original chocolate-brown endpapers, with small bookseller's ticket to bottom of front pastedown. Engraving of LIncoln frontispiece, by Thomas Chubbock. Three lines of inked writing to dedication page, commenting upon the book. Two pages of advertisement at rear, including an ad for this forthcoming title, already here. Near Fine. Item #74993
"The author's aim will be to describe as graphically as may be the private and public life of the humble citizen, the successful lawyer, the pure politician, the far-sighted Christian statesman, the efficient philanthropist, and the honored Chief Magistrate" (from notes at end of book).