[LINCOLN, Abraham]. The Wigwam Edition. The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of Abram [sic] Lincoln. New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1860.
8vo. Frontispiece portrait. Original publisher's buff pictorial wrappers (slight chipping with small loss to foot of spine and outer margins, some minor staining, otherwise fine); half morocco slipcase.
FIRST EDITION of "the most popular life issued during the campaign...Rightfully the keystone to any collection of Lincolniana" (Wessen, Campaign Lives of Lincoln, 1). In the rush to send the first campaign biography to press, the publisher misspelled Lincoln's name on the wrapper and title-page. Howes L-341; Monaghan 92 ("probably the earliest biography in book or pamphlet form"); Sabin 41200; Streeter III:1744. AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY.
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