Item #CNJL2447 Abraham Lincoln; A life. Michael Burlingame.

Abraham Lincoln; A life

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. Two volumes (complete), quarto size, 2002 pp. Near fine. Item #CNJL2447

A fresh look at one of the greatest of the American Presidents, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). This multi-volume biography has been awarded several prizes, including One of the 5 Best Books of 2009 by "The Atlantic", One of the 10 Top Lincoln Books by the "Chicago Tribune", 2008 PROSE Award for Best Book in U.S. History and Biography/Autobiography by the Association of American Publishers, and the 2010 Lincoln Prize from the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.

From the web site of the publisher: "In the first multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America’s greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current understanding of America’s sixteenth president."

___DESCRIPTION: Bound in green cloth over boards, gilt lettering on front covers and spines, each volume with a section of black and white photo reproductions; quarto size (10 1/8" by 7 1/4"), pagination: Volume One: [i-xvi] 1-942 pp.; Volume Two [i-x] 1-1034 pp. The two volumes housed in a sturdy cardboard slipcase, the outside covered with black cloth and the inside lined with black paper.

___CONDITION: Volumes both near fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, solid hinges, the interiors are clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; note that due to the weight of the books the textblocks show slight separation from the binding at the spines, however the hinges are solid and the books remain emminently readable.

___POSTAGE: Please note that this is an unusually large and heavy two-volume set and additional postage will apply; please inquire for details.

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Price: $75.00