Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: Flight, Pursuit, Capture, and Punishment of the Conspirators
1901·Washington, D. C.
by Oldroyd, Osborn H.
Washington, D. C.: O. H. Oldroyd. Very Good. 1901. Limited/Numbered Edition. Disbound. A very rare find in this large paper very limited first edition, presented as an unbound collection of uncut gatherings, with a limitation colophon page signed by the author and numbered 23/50 copies. Housed in remnants of what appears to be the original box with a handwritten note about the limited 50 copies. Pages have light edge wear and light soil. Osborn Oldroyd (1842-1930) was one of the great collectors and early researchers on Lincoln and lived in Lincoln's Springfield home for several years in the 1880s. He accumulated thousands of items related to the president, many of which are at the Ford's Theater Lincoln Museum today. As part of this account Oldroyd describes personally retracing the route of John Wilkes Booth's flight, with a folding map of the route laid in. 82 illustrations including photographs from Oldroyd's collections, with an introduction by Thomas Maley Harris, a Union general who was on the commission to try the Lincoln conspirators and also authored books on the assassination. ; 12 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 10 1/4"; 305 pp; Signed by Author . (Inventory #: 011532)
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