Freeport, IL: W.T. Rawleigh, 1930. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green textured cloth with gilt lettering. 291pp, xi, (8pp). Illustrations. Near fine. Item #38669
A tight and attractive first edition of this history of the creation of sculptor Leonard Crunelle's moving statue of Lincoln, erected in Freeport on the 71st anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas debate held there. Personal copy of noted sculptor Lily Tolpo (born 1917), who created several Lincoln statues, including the life-size Lincoln and Douglas debate monument unveiled in Freeport in 1992 on the 134th anniversary of that event (and whose husband, Carl Tolpo, 1901-76, was a famed Lincoln sculptor). Tipped to the front flyleaf are two 5" X 3" heavy stock cards with Tolpo's inked notes about creating a limited edition of this statue, funding ideas, marketing notions (including Dave Thomas of "Wendy's" fame), etc. MONAGHAN 3229.