Pulitzer Price Winning Book in 4 Volumes Entitled Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, By Carl Sandburg, 1939 Signed First Trade Edition
Pulitzer Price Winning Antique Book in 4 Volumes Entitled Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, By Carl Sandburg, 1939 Signed First Trade Edition
Title: Abraham Lincoln: The War Years – Signed First Edition
Author: Carl Sandburg – Carl Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He won three Pulitzer Prizes, two for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln.
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Company
City: New York
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7″ Height: 9.75″
Book Details: “Abraham Lincoln: The War Years” is a biography by Carl Sandburg which focuses particularly on the American Civil War period. It won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for History.
Condition / Notes: This is the first trade edition of this four-volume biography of Lincoln in the Civil War era. The vintage volume are bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering/ruling on the spines and a blindstamped facsimile of Lincoln’s signature on the front covers. The volumes show light shelf wear. The bindings are solid. The pages are clean with mild age toning. Each volume contains a frontispiece depicting Lincoln. The works are profusely illustrated with photographs and facsimile writings from the era. The set is housed in a thick dark blue slipcase.
With 426 half-tones of photographs, and 244 cuts of cartoons, letters and documents. Large, thick 8vo, publisher’s original full blue polished buckram with Lincoln’s signature embossed in blind on the upper covers, and with gilt lettered and ruled spines. xxxi, 660; xi, 655; xiii, 673; xii, 515 + index pp. A fine and very handsome set, extremely well preserved, the cloth is clean and with bright gilt, the text is very fine and clean. First Edition Of One Of The Great Historical Works Concerning Abraham Lincoln, Winner Of The Pulitzer Prize.
In a real sense, this is the definitive biography of Lincoln, illustrated with photographs and reproductions of paintings, drawings and sketches. Carl Sandburg felt a close tie to Abraham Lincoln because of similar childhood experiences. Sandburg’s and Lincoln’s youths had not been easy. Their understanding of the common man was mutual. Each in his own lifetime would think of himself as a common man, a struggler from among ordinary people, according to one historian. Sandburg put it this way: “There’s a certain level of human existence below which one must sometime have lived if one is to really know the ways of the masses.”
Reviewers from all over the world called Sandburg’s book a classic. Sandburg, with a reputation as a labor advocate, gained favor with Republicans. After the first two volumes were published, William Randolph Hearst offered Sandburg a job with substantial pay and the Republican Party invited him to be the main speaker at the Lincoln Dinner. When Sandburg died in 1967, it was said of him what he had once said of Lincoln: “Now he belongs to the ages.”..Franchere
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