New York: Lincoln History Society, . Paperback. 8vo. Stiff tan pictorial wrappers. (32pp). Illustrations. Very good. Outer wrappers (only) a tad age toned and a bit edgeworn. Item #42650
Nice copy of the elaborate prospectus for Ida M. Tarbell's "The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from original sources and containing many Speeches, Letters and Telegrams hitherto unpublished," first published in 1900 and reissued by Lincoln History Society in four volumes in1902. Definitely uncommon. Laid in is an 8" X 4" pale blue printed order form for this set ($10 for "English Ribbed Cloth," $14 for "Three-Quarter Leather") and also a 4 3/4" X 7 3/4" Typed Letter Signed from this company's registrar, W.R. Caldwell, bearing his rubberstamped signature, 1 April 1903. Addressed to E.P. Farr. Very good. Blue-ink mimeographed sales pitch letter for this set. Apparently this publisher reprinted this prospectus each time they reprinted this set (others bear the date 1903, 1907, 1908 and 1909 on the facsimile of the Tarbell title page), but this 1902 is the earliest and represents the year the LHS first published their edition. MONAGHAN 1312 note.