Engraved & Lithographed Portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2
by Truesdell, Winfred Porter
Champlain: Privately Printed At the Troutsdale Press. Good. 1933. Limited Edition. Hardcover. A rare collection of portraits and check list of known portraits of Abraham Lincoln. "This book is limited to two hundred and twenty-five, twenty-five of which are printed on Japanese Vellum. No. A Special," with a penciled inscription signed by the author on the front pastedown stating that this first issue was "experimentally bound by me." The hinges are a little inexpert, and the brown paper boards would be in very good condition were they not missing the paper from the entire spine, with glued cloth showing. In a protective box. Printed pasted in corrections on a few pages. Pages have light toning with offsetting from frontispiece. The bookplate of Harry MacNeill Bland, to whom the book is inscribed, is also on the pastedown. Bland was a collector and expert on prints, lithographs, and etchings, including some of Abraham Lincoln. 31 plates listed in the index, with over 80 images of Lincoln, with a frontispiece original woodcut in five colors, engraved for this work by Harry Cimino, after Photograph No. 26. Several of the plates are from the author's own collection. The preface explains the cataloguing system and that this volume, Volume 2, is being presented before volume 1, out of a planned four volumes. Volume 2 appears to have been the only one published. ; 11 1/2" x 2 x 8 1/4"; 241 pp; Signed by Author . (Inventory #: 011812)
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