Find of the Week: Illustrated book "The True Story of Abraham Lincoln, the American" (1896)

In honor of Lincoln's birthday, we're featuring an 1896 edition of The True Story of Abraham Lincoln, the American, Told for Boys and Girls by Elbridge S. Brooks. First-edition hardcover with numerous illustrations and full-page plates. Published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. in Boston. Part of the "Children's Lives of Great Men" collector's series.An estate sale find, this book is approximately 7" x 9.5” with 239 pages.

Chapters are: How Something Came From Nothing, A Boy of The Backwoods, How Abraham Saw The World, How the Rail-Splitter Raised Himself, Captain Lincoln, How the Storekeeper Grew Ambitious, The Honorable Mr. Lincoln, How the County Lawyer Won Fame, How the Backwoods Boy Became President, How the Flat-Boatman Guided the Ship of State, How Abraham Lincoln Made His Name Immortal, Why the People Would Not Swap Horses, and Abraham Lincoln The American.

The cover and spine have embossing and decorations. It's in very good condition overall for its age. This has corner, edge, spine wear and bumping with cloth wear to corners and spine ends. The binding is tight and all pages intact. There is some staining on the cover. There has been a repair to the first inside cover page, but all the rest of pages are original and tight. There is age toning and some random foxing and staining. The book is complete.

To learn more about this piece and see additional photos, visit our Etsy shop or come see it in person at Gallery on Main. Feel free to call or email us with any questions.