A. Lincoln with Compass and Chain: Surveying Career as Seen in His Notes and Maps, and with an Account of the Hanks family Cousins, Makers of Fine Surveying and Mathematical Instruments.

"This volume is an effort to show one of the many sides of Lincoln of which very little is known": Scarce First Edition of Adin Baber's A. Lincoln with Compass and Chain

A. Lincoln with Compass and Chain: Surveying Career as Seen in His Notes and Maps, and with an Account of the Hanks family Cousins, Makers of Fine Surveying and Mathematical Instruments.

BABER, Adin [Abraham Lincoln].

Item Number: 105536

Kansas, Illinois: Privately Printed, 1967.

Scarce first edition of Barber’s definitive reference on the early surveying career of Lincoln. Quarto, original archival buckram with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, illustrated with plates after photographs, diagrams and maps. In fine condition. First editions are scarce.

Adin Barber was a a descendant of Abraham Lincoln and an important contributor to his genealogy and biography. This definitive text on Lincoln's early surveying career covers in detail the young Lincoln's early interest in surveying, his acquisition of instruments which it was rumored he was too poor to buy, and includes replicas of the majority of his remaining relic records.

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