Lincoln Collector: The Story of Oliver R. Barrett’s Great Private Collection.

First edition and signed limited edition of Carl Sandburg's Lincoln Collector: The Story of Oliver R. Barrett's Great Private Collection

Lincoln Collector: The Story of Oliver R. Barrett’s Great Private Collection.

SANDBURG, Carl.

$250.00

Item Number: 105283

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949.

First edition, signed limited edition of Sandburg’s story of the remarkable collection of Oliver Barrett. Octavo, original buckram with morocco spine label lettered in gilt, top edge red. One of 2425 first edition copies signed by Carl Sandburg, this is number 1994. Fine in the original slipcase with pictorial pastedown which is in near fine condition. An exceptional example.

Chicago attorney Oliver Barrett began collecting Lincoln letters, documents, relics and related source materials as a child and, over the course of 50 years, amassed one of the most important Lincoln collections in his hometown of Pittsfield, Illinois. It was Barrett's collection that Sandburg used to author his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Lincoln.

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