Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, . Hardcover. Introduction and notes by Paul M. Angle. 8vo. Beige and light grey buckram with gilt spine lettering. xlvi, 511pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine. Item #44664
A super tight and attractive "Lincoln Centennial Library" reprint of the 1949 edition -- with choice autograph addition as well: Tipped to the front flyleaf is a Typed Letter Signed from Angle, 1p, 8" X 11", Chicago, IL, 5 March 1964. Addressed to Lincoln scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. Two faint original horizontal folds. On pale blue "Chicago Historical Society" letterhead, Angle thanks his friend for "a membership card in the Civil War Round Table of New York. I should like to be able to use it, but I see nothing ahead that will take me to New York in the next several months." He then chats about "The series that Earl [Schenck] Miers and I did -- there were in fact several series... never put into pamphlet form, but the Kingsport Press had some offprints made...." Handsomely signed in full in blue ink. Kingsport Press published editions of such Angle-Miers titles as "Books: The Image of America and Doorways to American Culture" (1958), "Fire the Salute! Abe Lincoln Is Nominated!" (1960), "American Culture: Some Beginnings" (1961) and "The American Family: An Album of a Self-Reliant People" (1963). A sharp copy with interesting, good content editor letter.