POLITICAL CAMPAIGN MATERIAL

One of the best political relics to be found - a large, vibrant 1864 campaign standard!


511. An exceedingly rare textile: 17 x 23", glazed muslin, 35-stars, red, white and blue, "Lincoln and Johnson" in bold black. Archival framing to measure approximately 30 x 24" overall; a wonderful presentation. We have to be candid here... when we first saw this in another catalog several years ago, we had some minor reservations. The fact is simple - this is just so bright and clean, showing just a hint of age, we had pause for concern. Now that we have it in our hot little hands and can examine it in person, we can attest to the authenticity! This is absolutely righteous, magnificent, arguably the BEST you will ever find. Why is this so significant an item? As we are quite fond of pointing out, campaign material from 1864 is difficult to obtain. This is particularly so with anything large and colorful - such as this magnificent flag from that monumental election. Let us remind you: the war was raging hot in 1864. Grant is in constant skirmishes with Lee's forces in the Virginia Wilderness. Not until March does the President appoint Ulysses as Commander-in-Chief of the armies and not until September, when Sherman takes Atlanta, does the tide seem to turn. In fact, up to this point, Lincoln was quite certain he would lose the election. He made each of his Cabinet members sign a blind oath to support the new administration. Be it a combination of wartime deprivations and the unseemly nature of an all-out campaign while boys were dying on the battlefield, the 1864 election produced very little memorabilia - save for small items of ephemera. The number of extant campaign flags from 1864 is minimal... just a fraction of those seen from 1860. Andrew Johnson, a War Democrat from Tennessee, was the only Southern senator from a seceding state to remain loyal to the Union. Lincoln, in an effort to secure that state early in the war, appointed Johnson Military Governor. And, Johnson was likewise chosen to be his 1864 running-mate to help "shore up" the Union ticket. As it turned out, Lincoln won with 91% of the electoral vote. (The popular vote, however, was relatively close with Lincoln and Johnson receiving 2.2 million to 1.8 million for the McClellan ticket.) Combining the patriotic symbol of the American flag and partisan support for the candidates, this evocative item is a true rarity of significance.
(Est. $14,000-18,000)
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A prohibitively scarce - and NECESSARY! -
reference volume.

512. Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth 1775 to the Present. Herbert Ridgeway Collins. (Smithsonian Press: 1979.) 566p., profusely illustrated. This scarce book chronicles the history of political campaigns and movements as documented on flags, bandannas, and related historical textiles - from the founding of the Republic well through the Bicentennial and the Jimmy Carter campaign. And, given our interests, most known examples of campaign flags and kerchiefs from 1860 and 1864 are likewise presented. Very few copies were sold when first published... prior to recognition of its essential worth to collectors, dealers and scholars. In a "cost-cutting move," a bean-counting administrator at the Smithsonian decided to have all "remainder" books that were not selling well shredded to empty costly warehouse space in Maryland. (No... apparently he did not consider just sending them to book-wholesalers... this idiot had them shredded to recycle the paper!) The only copies currently available are on-demand reprints that fail to include the color photos much less most of the illustrations and are priced at $1,000 (Wes Cowan recently sold a copy of this sought-after work, lacking dust jacket, for $550.) This is a clean, tight copy with just slight age to the jacket. (Est. $400-500)
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513. 1860 Lincoln-Hamlin Campaign Lantern. An excellent example of a political parade lantern, 9 1/2" tall and 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" at base. Constructed of tin with oak leaf punch cuts and circular frosted glass panes, one bearing the hand painted slogan in red: "ABRAHAM THE FAITHFUL AND HANNIBAL THE BRAVE." A hand-forged iron swivel mount is affixed at opposite corners and a spike at the middle is designed to be driven into the top of a pole. Similar to a couple of examples from the 1864 campaign as found in Collins's Political Campaign Torches (p. 23, fig. 14), part of the collection at the New York Historical Society. Glass bearing slogan bears a clean horizontal crack; light pitting, a few minor rust areas, otherwise in excellent condition.
(Est. $4,000-6,000)
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514. A wonderful 1860 campaign Wide Awake piece, a tin spear lance-head 9 1/4" in length, hand painted in gold on black with "Lincoln Hamlin 1860" on one side above an open eye. The reverse reads "Wide Awake U.S." Above the base appears the chapter number "Union 2". A few scuffs result in the loss of some paint, overall, quite well preserved for a piece that likely saw many a street parade! A relic from upstate New York, a treasure! (Est. $3,500-4,500)
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A significant piece of political campaign and photographic history... one of only two examples known to exist.
515. Campaign display placard consisting of a mounted salt print photograph showing each of the 1860 candidates. Resonant portraits in a 5 x 7 1/2" oval on a 9 x 11 1/2 mount by Whitehurst, Washington D.C., bearing bust photographs of each candidate for President and Vice President. Whitehurst also issued individual salt print photos for each of the eight nominees. Combined together as a display item makes this quite special. By nature, salt prints are typically quite soft... this example is better than most. Light uneven toning and dampstains - we believe the mount could be vastly improved and cleaned by a conservator. (Est. $7,500-10,000)
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A supreme rarity, one of only four known! The earliest print of Lincoln.



516. A most rare engraving or woodcut. Finely printed in black and blue after a photograph by Alexander Hesler, 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. and bearing the credit of "E. H. Brown, Del & Sc Chicago" on the plate and "Rounds, Printer. Copyright Secured." just below. Titled "ABRAHAM LINCOLN. From a Photograph by Hesler." This is one of only four extant examples known. According to Nicolay these prints were "circulated in Chicago on the day of Lincoln's first nomination for President." George William Curtis noted on his copy of the print that they "were showered through the Wigwam immediately after Mr. Lincoln's nomination May 1860." The Wigwam, constructed in Chicago for the 1860 Republican convention, measured 100 by 180 feet and held over 10,000 delegates and spectators. Following the convention, the building was used for stores, but was demolished sometime before the 1871 Chicago fire. Relics of any kind from this historic convention are completely unknown in the market. This particular imprint varies slightly from the two copies housed at The Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne, Indiana and one sold some years ago by Rex Stark. In the present example there are some minor additions to the titling: "Price 15 cents." and "Third Edition." A few minor marginal chips, some minor faults at bottom right, not affecting the print, a small damp stain, else in very fine condition. A tremendous rarity and key Lincoln graphic!
(Est. $5,000-8,000)
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[The following five lots are the ultimate political relics - documents that speak to the democratic (particpatory) nature of our system. And, they are the purest examples of Lincoln as a politician... records that detail his growth, involvment, immersion in the process. These early polling documents are rare ephemeral listings of the man seeking votes for various offices from his fellow constituents. These are evocative touchstones to those who helped elevate Lincoln to greatness... everyday citizens.]


A rare relic from Abraham Lincoln's
first attempt at national office.

517. An extensive DeWitt County, IL poll book from the national election of 1840: "Poll Book for election held in the Clinton Precinct. . . Nov. 1840." 20p., folio. Prior to his election as President in 1860, Lincoln was a determined party functionary, actively campaigning for Whig Presidential candidates in every general election from 1840 to 1856. Not only did he barnstorm the country giving speeches, but he was a candidate for Presidential Elector on numerous occasions - the very first being in 1840. In that campaign, he also had occasion to debate Stephen Douglas for the first time. Lincoln supported William Henry Harrison, Douglas was an advocate for the incumbent, Martin Van Buren. Unlike other poll books with pre-printed pages listing the names of Whig and Democratic Presidential Electors, this has been carefully manuscript penned with listings of "Abraham Lincoln of Sangamon Co." - repeated on each page. The first eight pages have the names of each voter written in by the election clerk, along with their vote. A tally of the votes received is written on each page, on the bottom. Being a Democratic state, the Van Buren slate of electors received many more votes than the Whig slate. Accordingly, Lincoln failed in his attempt to be elected a Presidential Elector. (From this precinct, however, Lincoln garnered 78 votes - six more than his Democratic counterpart.) The election of 1840 was the first campaign with slogans, songs and modern campaign paraphernalia. The slogan that became best known was "Tippecanoe and Tyler too." (Tippecanoe was the 1811 Indian battle where Harrison proved victorious.) The Whigs "packaged' Harrison, who had been an uninspired military leader, into a great war hero. The major issue in the election was the economy, and Harrison promised to support domestic commerce. Martin Van Buren was re-nominated unenthusiastically by the Democrats in 1840; to many of his countrymen who had suffered through years of depression, he was "Martin Van Ruin". He was chided for wanting to turn the White House into a palace and living extravagantly while the people suffered. Van Buren was so unpopular by this time that he even lost his home state. Election results appeared to be a landslide in the Electoral College, but the popular vote was close. Despite numerous attempts, this is one "office" (an honorary, more than an actual one) that eluded Lincoln his entire career. Still, the experience gained in this and future national elections would prove invaluable in Lincoln's journey toward the White House and immortality. Single leaves from 1840 poll books seldom surface. A more complete specimen, such as this is special. (Est. $4,000-4,500)
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518. [1840 Poll Sheet] Another wonderful display item worthy of the most significant Lincoln collection: as with the previous lot, documenting Lincoln's first bid for a national office. Similar to the complete poll book described above, this is a two-sided 1840 poll sheet listing "Abram Lincoln" as an elector in that crucial campaign. Presented in an archival mat for display, a bold, clean example. (Est. $1,200-1,500)
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519. [1838 Poll Sheet] Stephen Douglas's first attempt at national office... losing to Lincoln's law partner! Of all extant poll books and poll sheets, these are most likely the scarcest... predating the 1840 campaign. A two-sided poll sheet, most likely Morgan County, Illinois, listing Stephen Douglas and John T. Stuart as the candidates for Congress that year. Douglas was unsuccessful as a Democratic candidate for election in 1838 (to the twenty-sixth Congress) losing to Lincoln's law partner for the past year John T. Stuart. In this same race, Lincoln was re-elected to the Illinois State Legislature. Just a few days prior to this election, the two candidates held a contentious debate in Springfield - Stuart, in a fit of anger, lifted Douglas "contemptuously into the air" and the Little Giant retaliated biting Stuart's thumb! (Now that's politics!) Numerous other names of candidates have historical association including John J. Hardin (running for Representative). A very scarce relic, in excellent condition, that displays quite well. (Est. $600-800)
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Lincoln runs for Congress!

The contest that saw Abe charged with being an "infidel!!"
520. [1846 Poll Sheet] A two-sided poll-book leaf from the Everly Precinct, Morgan County, Illinois, tallying votes cast in the 1846 election for various offices. Prior to his being elected president in 1860, Abraham Lincoln was only elected to a major national office once - in 1846 to Congress. He only served one term - and generated some degree of unpopularity from his criticism of the Mexican War. Very little in the way of material culture has survived from his run for Congress. Offered here is a poll sheet recording the votes from one precinct, cast on August 3, 1846. The sheet measures 15 x 12 1/2" and is manuscript completed in blue ink, two smudges apparently made by a sloppy clerk! A grid lists candidates for offices ranging from governor to town constable. The two candidates for Congress were "Peter Cartwright" and "A. Lincoln" whose names are listed along the top margin. The names of twenty four voters are detailed in the left-hand column, along with marks indicating for whom they voted. Interestingly, Lincoln defeats his opponent on the obverse of this sheet with a margin of just 45 to 44. During this heated campaign, Lincoln's opponent, Reverend Cartwright, leveled an attack - too late in the election to be refuted - that Lincoln was a non-believer (not a good Christian). Needless to say, the charge didn't resonate enough to prevent the Illinois electorate from sending Abe to Washington. (Or, perhaps that is why they packed him off to the Capitol!) Condition is very good, professionally matted in archival presentation for display. A true rarity from early in Lincoln's political life! (Est. $1,200-1,500)
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Both Lincoln and Herndon as Electors
in the campaign of 1856... supporting the newly formed Republican Party.

521. [1856 Poll Book] The election of 1856 took place against the backdrop of border-skirmish warfare in "Bleeding Kansas" with a country divided over slavery. The traditional parties were in trouble giving rise to a new party formed in complete opposition to the extension of slavery to new territories: the Republican Party. James Buchanan, a compromise candidate selected on the 17th ballot by the Democrats (who gave platform support for the compromise of 1850), opposed federal interference in slavery and supported the building of the transcontinental railroad. Republican opponent John Fremont ran on a multi-tiered platform that included halting the admission of new slave territories. Millard Fillmore ran on the third-party "Know-Nothing" ticket which consisted of those opposed to immigration and to Catholic influence. The slogan of the Republican party in the campaign was "Free Speech, Free Press, Free soil, Free Men, Fremont and Victory!" Such sentiments resonated with Lincoln. The Democrats claimed that the South would not stand for a Fremont victory and would break away from the Union and secede. The election was decided in the Northeast where enough voters feared such threats to choosed Buchanan as a "lesser of two evils" compromise. This relic from that campaign, a complete poll book, 8 x 14", (usual folds, age toned, blue pages affixed together by green ribbon) Morgan County, Illinois, chronicles votes for Electors, those running for Congress, for Governor, and various other offices. Among the names detailed in manuscript is "A. Lincoln" running to be an Elector in that race. As candidate, he canvassed hard for the party - delivering more than fifty campaign speeches that year... including his only trip to Michigan in which he stumped for Fremont to a crowd of more than 10,000 at Kalamazoo. Interestingly, Lincoln had received 110 votes for vice president at the Philadelphia Republican Convention. We also find numerous others listed... names that resonate in Illinois and Lincoln history. A lovely, evocative, and quite scarce display item from just four years prior to Lincoln winning the national contest. (Est. $800-1,000)
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522. "The Defenders of Our Union" 1864 campaign poster, 19 x 24" lithograph bearing portraits of Lincoln and Johnson together with Union Generals Grant, Sherman and Sheridan and Union Admirals Porter, Faragut, and Dahlgren, surrounding a portrait of Washington. Published by Kimmel, New York. A bright and crisp set of portraits printed on heavy stock. Two small tears at right edge, lightly toned at margins, else fine condition. An impressive display piece! (Est. $800-1,200)
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523-A. The largest Lincoln campaign badge ever produced is the "George Clark ambro." It is on the want list of many collectors and has recently escalated sharply in price, with auction records just shy of $30,000 for perfect specimens. Technically, we do not feel these are ambrotypes, but describe them as "emulsion under glass" images. Whereas true ambrotypes tend to scratch or chip, these photographs have a tendency to bubble, flake or craze. Most specimens possess this characteristic. This large pinback badge measures 2 x 2 1/2" with the "Cooper Union" portrait of Lincoln within a copper mat and frame, holed at top of frame to wear from a ribbon. The reverse has a yellow store card (some loss from old tape removal) imprinted "For President Hon. Abraham Lincoln." As shown, this "ambrotype" is the best example we've handled -- very light background spotting blends nicely and is hardly noticeable. The overall appearance is pleasing. We feel this specimen is a worthwile example for those requiring a finer rarity... a relic of a campaign almost 150 years ago. A classic "must-have"
campaign badge. (Est. $8,000-12,000)
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523-B. "A Traitor's Peace." A scarce anti-Copperhead broadside from the campaign of 1864. Measuring an impressive 16 1/2 x 23" and incorporating a Thomas Nast cartoon - reprinted from the September 3., 1864 issue of Harper's Weekly. The few examples we have encountered suggest these were used in Indiana... but the copyright details this as an issue from the Congressional Union Committee, Washington. Save for some light foxing, the broadside is in fine condition, professionally hinged and matted. The content is fabulous... all the verbiage of a vitriolic campaign! (Est. $3,000-4,000)
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524. An extraordinary rarity: an 1860 Lincoln ambrotype of the famous Currier campaign print! Brass-matted ninth plate, slight loss to emulsion at visage and coat, overall still remarkably fine. The titling of the rare political print remains quite discernable at the bottom of the image: "Hon. Abraham Lincoln of Illinois. National Republican Candidate for Sixteenth President of the United States. New York, by Currier & Ives. 159 Nassau Street." We know of only one other example... a magnificent period ambro! (Est. $1,000-2,000)
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525. It doesn't get better than this! Large, oval ferrotype, a 27 x 40mm. belt buckle with roped border brass frame. Portait #1 (large head), a clean, undamaged specimen, very rare. These dynamic campaign pieces were only issued in the campaign of 1860 - examples made for each of the candidates. These usually exhibit crazing and emulsion loss... flaws NOT present in this choice example! A similar belt buckle with numerous flakes and areas of loss sold back in the 1999 Zabriskie auction for more than $6,000. If you want a single example, this has to be the one!
(Est. $5,000-6,000)
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526. A Very Special Campaign Badge from 1864! DeWitt AL-1864-98 (erroneously described by DeWitt as having portrait #1 - actually has portrait #3). Gilt brass shield with embossed letters "Union Campaign Club" framing an albumen portrait of Lincoln (by Wenderoth & Taylor). Original "T" pin clasp attachment on verso. Very few of these are known to exist intact, with the albumen portrait remaining. (The specimen from the Zabriskie sale seven years ago, with a very soiled photo, sold in excess of $3,500.) Alright... we concede to having a tendency to lavish needless superlatives and hyperbole when describing items we like. (Our bias is never hidden!) But this is just a GREAT 1864 political! A rare and sought-after badge. (Est. $3,500-4,000)
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527. Lincoln-Johnson "gault frame" ferrotype, Sullivan-DeWitt AL-1864-94. This is a pleasing example of the most popular back-to-back ferro of 1864. Both portraits are bold with excellent contrast and presence. The Lincoln has an emulsion chip in his ear and hair which blend in and are noticeable only upon magnification. The Johnson has two scratches on his forehead and a small emulsion chip above his head. The frame is bright and shiny. While not perfect, it is in better condition than most examples encountered and displays quite nicely. (Est. $1,200-1,500)
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528. A large, round ferro, 34mm. silvered brass campaign badge. Very bold, crisp portrait with small light surface crazes visible when angled to the light, small emulsion loss on right cheek, minor/typical vertigre to brass frame. Lacking pin, this huge 1864 ferro is the second biggest issue from that compaign, a full 1 1/4" in diameter. Displays quite impressively. (Est. $1,500-2,000)
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529. The largest of the 1860 campaign ferrotypes: "Free Soil and Free Men - Free Speech." 1860-84, a 30mm. gilt brass shell with ferrotypes of Lincoln and Hamlin. The Lincoln side has some even cloudiness across the surface, insignificant crazing along edge; the Hamlin side is dark with one light scratch but still quite fine. In pristine condition well worth $1,500. This is still a nice example. (Est. $500-700)
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530. AL-1860-89, a 26mm brass shell. The Lincoln ferro has some scratches and loss at the lower part of his face, the Hamlin side is bright and clean. Despite faults, still a representative piece from the pivotal campaign 150 years ago. (Est. $250-350)
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531. JCB-1860-19, 30mm. brass shell. Unfortunately, the Breckinridge side is blank. The portrait of Joseph Lane is quite vibrant. Would display quite well next to the obverse of another specimen. (Est. $300-500)
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532. Wonderful George McClellan 1864 ferrotype rarity. Measures 5/8" in diameter and is in excellent condition save for a tiny very light tan mark at extreme top edge, and a few tiny bumps at the right edge seen at an angle in direct light (most would not even mention it). Overall superb. Set in an ornate brass frame, no pin as made. Not listed; there is a similar Lincoln mate. (Est. $400-600)
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533. Gem brass matted ferro, 20 x 25mm., light red tints to cheeks, just a hint of age. Overall quite a superior example of an 1864 political tintype. (Est. $300-350)
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534. Bright, minty Lincoln gem-sized, brass matted campaign ferrotype affixed to a decorative CDV. One light scrape in field and tiny scratch on cheek; prettier than most examples we've seen!
(Est. $300-400)
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535. A lovely cased tintype, a copy of the Cole portrait. A small study, slightly smaller than ninth-plate (1 1/2 x 1 3/4"), housed in a thermoplastic case. A pretty example.
(Est. $200-400)
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536. Abbott tintype of Lincoln, a 16th-plate, light circular impression surrounding visage from having been placed in a mat and case. Nice contrast and tone. (OPEN)
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537. A fine, unframed tintype, 1.5 x 1.75". This is not an from a brass-matted Abbott, but a period ferrotype that had been housed in a brass mat with a portrait over a portrait of an anonymous woman (included with lot). A bright, quite clean example lacking any crazing or emulsion loss.
(Est. $250-350)
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538. Lincoln 1861 inaugural medal. Sullivan-DeWitt AL-1860-72 in silver, 20 mm. Obverse shows bust of Lincoln on a plain field facing right. Reverse is inscribed "Abraham Lincoln Inaugurated President March 4, 1861 Freedom To All." Choice uncirculated condition with lovely russet and blue toning. Comes with original loop for suspension. A similar example recently sold in a West Coast auction for $1,150. A real gem! (Est. $800-1,000)
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From the Zabriskie Collection!

539. The classic Rail Splitter token, DeWitt AL-1860-41, this specimen from one of the group offerings in the sale of the Capt. Andrew C. Zabriskie Collection sold by Sotheby's in June 1999. Silvered brass, 28mm., AU, retaining practically all the original silvering. Reverse especiially pretty. Fabulous condition with superb provenance! (Est. $200-250)
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540. Another Rail Splitter token, this in gilt brass. Extremely fine with original loop. (Est. $150-200)
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541. Another "Rail Splitter" token, this in brass. Some rubbing/wear, mostly to reverse. (Est. $80-100)
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542. 35 mm. Lincoln memorial medal in silver, King #252. Obverse: bust of Lincoln to right inscribed "Salvator Patriae." Reverse: laurel wreath with inscription "In Memory of the Life Acts and Death of Abraham Lincoln Born February 12 1809 Died April 15 1865. American Numismatic and Archeological Society." Engaved by Emil Sigel. Proof condition with beautiful toning, especially on the reverse. Quite scarce in silver - a superlative example.
(Est. $400-600)
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543. 1864 Lincoln Campaign Token. A campaign and Civil War token in German-silver, 20mm., bearing the motto "First in War, First in Peace 1863" on verso. Grades fine overall with some wear to highlights; a scarce issue. (Est. $100-150)
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544. A coin NEVER issued! Dated 1864 on obverse but with assassination date on reverse, generally considered a "pattern" for a proposed (unissued) 25-cent piece. Silvered white metal, 25mm., bright uncirculated. Quite superior condition of the examples we've encountered. (Est. $80-120)
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545. Small brass locket in book form with chased designs on covers and spine, containing eight albumen portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson and generals Scott, Sherman, McClellan, Wool, Gilmore and Grant. One leaf is blank. Excellent condition, circa 1864. (Est. $300-400)
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546. A delightful charm locket with the "Cooper Union portrait" of Lincoln, an albumen page featuring U.S. Grant, and then a leaf with back-to-back albumen portraits of a lady and gent we can't identify. A marvelously bright and clean example with one of the more desirable Lincoln photos.
(Est. $300-500)
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547. Another wonderful charm locket, this with two leaves housing three albumen portaits: Lincoln, Burnside, and Jeff Davis! As with CDV albums, these keepsakes were collected by those in both the North and South - with leading figures from both sides represented. Nice. (Est. $300-400)
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548. Charm locket with one page featuring albumens of Gen. Wool and an early portrait of U.S. Grant from the very outset of the war. Original ring for suspension at top, another fine example. (Est. $250-300)
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549. A great shell badge! An albumen of the charismatic Winfield Scott Hancock on a knapsack shaped gilt brass shell stickpin. 21 x 24mm., original pin intact. These are hard to "pin down" as they are both patriotic and were designed to put forth Hancock as a political hopeful. A very rare item, quite special. (Est. $300-500)
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Lincoln - a candidate in needlepoint!

550. A most unusual piece of Lincoln-related folk art, a bust portrait accomplished in needlepoint circa 1864. (Lincoln Memorial University owns an almost identical work depicting George McClellan.) An oval bust portrait (16 1/2 x 18") surrounded by laurels. A very skilled piece of work in which the producer went so far as to reproduce light and shadow in the face and his clothing. Simply matted and ready for framing. A unique display piece. (Est. $500-1,000)
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551. An exceptional political rarity. The prohibitively rare 1860 jugate, printed as both silk and paper ribbons, was cataloged by Sullivan/Fischer as #AL-6. This specific paper ribbon remains untrimmed in an almost proof-like state showing the recessed area of the original plate marks. Measures 5 x 10", the condition is truly pristine. Even though Ed and Roger cite paper examples being known, we must confess that we have only seen one other paper ribbon... and only two on silk. (Est. $2,000-4,000)
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552. A profoundly rare treasure: one of only four extant color ribbons from 1864! (And, one of the very few to include a bearded portrait of the incumbent candidate!) This 2 1/2 x 7" ribbon, professionally reinforced from verso with conservation fabric, hails from the 14th Ward in Pennsylvania. There are only three known examples: one in a New Jersey collection; one that sold at the Hagerstown A.P.I.C. convetion five years ago for $8,500; and this. There is a band of darkening at the very bottom which might be treatable. Multicolored campaign ribbons simply cannot be found this early... this is a remarkable textile. (Est. $7,000-9,000)
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553. The "small-head" Brady Ribbon! Utilizing the Cooper Union photo by Brady, J.C. Buttre made an incredibly lifelike engraving that was reproduced on a plethora of memorabilia... ranging from campaign biography portraits to this elegant little silk. 2 x 6", cataloged by Sullivan/Fischer as #AL-8, there is the mistaken note that, as with the jugates and "large head" variants, this was part of a set issued with examples for all four candidates. In this size, we have NEVER encountered specimens for Bell, Breckinridge, or Douglas. A mint example recently sold on the internet at $4,000. This specimen has just the lightest band of foxing at the bottom and in the selvege above the portrait, a very nice specimen. (Est. $2,000-2,500)
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554. An important milestone in campaign technology - the first use of actual photographs on a campaign ribbon. 1860 Lincoln and Hamlin "Republican Standard Bearers" jugate with saltprint photographs of the candidates. If this were a mint example - and absolutely none are known to exist in such a state - this would most certainly command well in excess of $15,000. The problem is simple: these items simply reflect their ephemeral nature. They were not created with an eye on how they would look 150 years in the future. There is a mounting discoloration at top, even overall fading to silk and the photographs, but still represents a fine artifact from the 1860 campaign. This is an important item... and despite faults, we feel well worth... (Est. $1,000-2,000)
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555. On orange silk - an 1864 beauty! This is an unknown variant of a ribbon originally issued in 1860 (#AL-23), "updated" to reflect Lincoln's new running-mate, "Andy" Johnson of Tennessee. The portrait is based on the photograph taken by William Marsh in Springfield, May 24, 1860. A silk issued by a Chicago engraver, loss at top border and to some of the bottom. Still, a wonderful rarity! (Est. $2,500-3,500)
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556. A delightful, bright green campaign ribbon from 1864, a variant of #AL-38. Measures 2 x 5 1/2" and retains all its original sheen. A really choice example. (Est. $1,500-2,000)
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557. Lincoln paper campaign ribbon from 1864. 3 1/4 x 7" multicolored, this ribbon, for which a McClellan mate exists, is extremely colorful and classifies as the "pop" art of its day. Condition is excellent. A classic among Lincoln campaign memorabilia! (Est. $1,200-1,500)
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558. "Fremont & Liberty." Extremely rare John Fremont campaign ribbon, not found in Sullivan/Fischer, proclaiming "Fremont & Dayton" as supporters of "Free Soil" and "Free Speech." The first Republican standard-bearer, the "Great Pathfinder," is depicted at top as ascending a mountain range on horseback. Very light, even toning/water stain at top third blends quite well. Crossed American flags make the design so desirable. (Est. $400-600)
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559. A stirring 2 3/4" x 8" paper patriotic ribbon in red and blue: "Our Country and Our Flag-The Union At all Hazards." Light toning at extreme margins, otherwise near perfect. (Est. $100-200)
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560. Lincoln Stevensgraph 1865 Inaugural ribbon. 2 1/4 x 8" red, blue and black, manufactured by Thomas Stevens of Coventry, England and exported to America to be sold at the 1865 inauguration. Inscribed "President Lincoln" beneath the portrait, it retains its original tassel and is in excellent condition save for two faint glue stains at the top edge from previous mounting in an album. (Est. $500-600)
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561. Mourning Stevensgraph ribbon. Light age/foxing mostly at top, in blue and violet. A fine specimen. (Est. $200-300)
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562. 2 1/2 x 12" multicolored woven ribbon with words from the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address. A bright, clean specimen affixed at very top to the original sheet as sold, very fine condition overall. These were issued at the 1893 and 1904 World's Fairs. We sold an example four years ago for $800... this example includes the original tassel! (Est. $400-600)
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563. William Seward Memorial Honors Ribbon. This State Official ribbon was worn at a memorial honor service given by the New York State Legislature on April 18, 1873, six months after Seward's death. Fine. (Est. $200-250)
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564. Rare Civil War Patriotic Textile. A large 32 x 29" silk banner with a wonderful engraving of a cannon at center bearing the slogan "THE UNION, CONSTITUTION AND THE FLAG MUST AND SHALL BE UPHELD." Produced by Foster Porter & Co. in London. Several tears at center and a few minor holes, some minor marginal losses, else quite clean with vivid color. (Est. $400-600)
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565. Stephen Douglas Campaign Bust. A most striking and prohibitively rare bust of Douglas in solid plaster standing 16 1/4" tall (5" at base, 10" at shoulders). Beautifully detailed and sculpted to evoke the striking presence of "The Little Giant", representing him as a truly larger-than-life figure. Campaign busts are in general quite rare, period busts of Douglas are extremely hard to obtain. This is the first example we have encountered. A few minor scuffs to paint and plaster do nothing to detract from this powerful sculpture. Most worthy of professional restoration. The first we've seen! (Est. $800-1,200)
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566. An excellent and extraordinarily clean Virginia 1848 Zachary Taylor / Millard Fillmore presidential ballot, 3 3/4 x 6 1/2", listing the electors for the first to the seventeenth districts of the state. Save for two or three tiny foxed spots, this fine example is in near perfect condition. (Est. $200-250)
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567. A fine pair of 1864 Ohio Ballots, one for Franklin County (Columbus), 3 x 8", the other from Hancock County, 3 x 6" but hand-corrected in pencil "Seneca". Both bear a few very minor marginal chips, else quite clean and fine. (Est. $120-180)
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568. A very bright 1864 California Lincoln/Johnson ballot, 3 1/4 x 8 1/4". Save for one tiny spot at left margin, near perfect. (Est. $150-175)
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569. An unusual 1864 ballot from California, 3 1/4 x 8 1/2". Printed in blue on the verso are the portraits of Lincoln and Andrew Jackson. The printer did not have access to Johnson's portrait at the time, so the best-known Tennessean was substituted in his place! (Examples were printed later with Johnson's visage properly in place.) A very clean, quite scarce example. (Est. $250-350)
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570. A nice 1864 Ohio ballot originally intended for Seneca County, hand corrected in pencil to Miami County. 3 x 7 1/2". Light toning, else very bright and distinct. (Est. $100-150)
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571. A very clean and bright 1864 Baltimore, Maryland Lincoln and Johnson ballot printed in blue and red, 2 3/4 x 8 1/2". Lincoln did comparatively well in Maryland in 1864 earning 55% of the votes compared to his meager 2.5 % in 1860! One light horizontal crease, else fine.
(Est. $400-500)
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572. A classic 1864 presidential ballot for Montgomery County, Ohio (Dayton), 4 1/2 x 8 1/2" framed to 12 1/2 x 14 1/2" overall, printed in red blue and black. Light soiling and dampstains, margins rough with lost words at top margin re-written in matching red on the mount to complete the overall presentation: "The Union - It must and shall be Preserved". Housed in a deep wood fame. (Est. $150-200)
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573. Large McClellan and Pendleton pictorial ballot from Massachusetts. This graphic ballot measures 5 x 10 1/2" and has a woodcut of a soldier and sailor flanking a portrait of McClellan, with eagle grasping an olive branch, a shield, cannons, rifles and mortars, inscribed "McClellan and Pendleton. The Union Must Be Preserved At all Hazards." Trimmed close at top, as shown, with very minor repair of edge tears with archival tape. This is without doubt the finest McClellan portrait ballot we have encountered. (Est. $150-250)
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574. Group of three (3) Virginia ballots in support of the OTHER Civil War president. One on white paper, one on tan, one on bright blue. Each has spindle-hole cancellation with original voter's signature on verso, light age, overall quite bright and fine. Great historical ephemera! (Est. $600-800)
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575. A scarce ballot for Hannibal Hamlin's 1856 Maine gubernatorial bid, 3 1/4 x 5 1/2". Light toning, else fine condition. (Est. $100-150)
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COVERS & LETTERSHEETS


576. 1860 Lincoln-Hamlin Campaign Envelope. A wonderful 1860 campaign envelope printed on yellow stock bearing the quote: "Constitution and the Union. Harmony and Prosperity to all" beneath an image of him splitting rails, with Clinton, N.Y. November 1, [1860] plug cancellation. Opened at side with only minor loss. Together with the original contents, a letter by a freshman at Hamilton College writing about his first semester to an old school chum. Usual folds, fine. (Est. $400-500)
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577. A rare, postal-used 1860 campaign cover, by Mendel of Chicago, to "Miss Rebecca Goodrich, Pembroke, N. H." Hand cancelled. Neatly opened on side, light dampstaining at left corner, else fine.
(Est. $300-500)
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This one has some great association and history!

578. One of two known extant, an extraordinarily rare 1864 jugate campaign cover for Fremont and Cochrane, postal used with a Bucyrus Ohio, Feb. 21, 1865 (inverted year) plug cancellation addressed to "D. Bard Rock, Sergt. Major 122nd U S C[olored] T[roops], Camp Getty Near Portland [?] Va." with additional instructions to send the letter "Via Washington" and "Follow the Regt." A wonderful piece of postal history brimming with association. The cover itself quite rare; only two examples appear in auction records. This example was part of the Jon E. Bischel Collection at Nutmeg, June 21-23, 2000, Lot 384 (Estimate $1,500). Prior to 2000 the cover was offered at Siegel, September, 1964, Lot 254. The 122nd United States Colored Troops was organized in Louisville, Kentucky on December 31, 1864 and served with the Army of the James from April to May, 1865. Opened at left side, very light and faint foxing, else fine condition. (Est. $800-1,200)
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579. Lincoln-Hamlin jugate campaign stationery. 5 x 8" lettersheet comprised of four pages (a single sheet folded in half) with jugate woodcut portraits at top. The original owner wrote a poem "When Shall We Write" on three sides. Excellent. (Est. $60-80)
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580. Matched pair of 1860 campaign covers for Lincoln and Douglas. Lincoln is printed on pale yellow, the Douglas on tan or buff colored stock. Excellent condition on both and somewhat scarce. (Est. $100-150)
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581. A wonderful 1860 jugate cover featuring almost folk-art-like portraits of Lincoln and Hamlin. Very light foxing, else near perfect. (Est. $100-150)
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582. A finely engraved 1860 yellow jugate cover by Carpenter & Allen, Boston. A bold and dark example in almost pristine condition. (Est. $80-120)
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583. Another yellow jugate cover. Light scattered foxing, else very fine. (Est. $100-150)
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584. A excellent pair of Lincoln patriotic covers: a wonderful hand-colored print by Kimmel, NY of Lincoln over a shield with: "Secession! non est." Offered together with a cover bordered by a rail fence with a portrait titled: "The Fence that Uncle Abe built" and a poem extolling his virtue and bravery over the little issue of his "homely face"! Light foxing/soiling, fine. (Est. $80-100)
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585. A fine 1860 election cover extolling Lincoln as "The People's Candidate", portrait festooned by flags and a liberty cap. Perfect condition. (Est. $80-100)
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586. An excellent set of Union patriotic covers featuring Lincoln. All are quite clean with bright vivid colors. Two are in red, blue and black, the other in dark blue. (Est. $60-80)
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587. Five (5) great covers featuring Lincoln; one including paste-on patriotic stamps, two campaign envelopes, two printed in bronze, one multicolored. A fine selection in pristine condition. (Est. $100-200)
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588. McClellan-Pendleton jugate campaign cover. This unused example has black and white portraits of the Democratic nomineees with eagle, globe and shield, alongside an extract from "McClellan's Letter of Acceptance." Some minor creases - generally a very clean and bright example. (Est. $80-120)
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589. McClellan and Pendleton jugate campaign cover. This unused example engraved by Prang of Boston has facing portraits in brown of the nominees. Excellent.
(Est. $100-125)
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590. A rare Confederate patriotic cover in blue and red featuring an image of Davis on the First National. Very clean an bright. (Est. $100-200)
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591. Confederate patriotic and non-patriotic covers. Three (3) two-color covers including an excellent example by Allen & Boyer, New Orleans, the other Confederate patriotic is from Memphis. A terrific set in excellent condition. (Est. $100-200)
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592. A scarce pair of Confederate Jeff Davis covers, both in violet, one bearing a facsimile of Davis' signature, the other bearing the caption "Hon. Jeff'n Davis". Mounting remnants on verso of one, very light foxing, else in excellent condition. (Est. $150-200)
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593. A set of simple patriotic covers in black, one bearing a vignette of "A. L[incoln]." chopping down the tree of "Secession." The other bears the competing "marks" of Davis and Lincoln, Lincoln's simple signature or 'mark' as opposed to Davis's in the form of a pirate flag, or his "marque". Both clean and in very fine condition. (Est. $80-100)
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Postal-Used Patriotic Covers.
594. An excellent group of four (4) postal used patriotic covers, one with plug cancellation, the others hand canceled. Three neatly opened at edge, all with intact flaps. One cover in yellow sent to a hospital. Overall fine save for minor damp stain and light soiling. (Est. $100-200)
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595. A fine group of nine (9) postal used, two-color patriotic covers; all save one are plug canceled, the other hand-cancelled. Most opened at edge with intact flaps. Some bear marginal faults including small tears and losses, one with dampstains and another reinforced with archival tape. Overall an excellent assemblage. (Est. $100-200)
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596. Six (6) covers dedicated to Ellsworth and his fellow martyrs, including Corcoran, Mulligan and Meagher on a wonderful cover in green and black, a fine cover in violet with Ellsworth flanked by Baker & Lyon, and examples in black brown and a good two-color cover depicting Ellsworth's avengers in action! Pristine. (Est. $100-200)
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597. Nine (9) patriotics by Magnus, New York, a glorious hand-colored set including McClellan, Halleck, Sherman and more. Near pristine. (Est. $100-200)
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598. Winfield Scott -- Superhero! A great set of ten (10) covers featuring "Old Fuss and Feathers" including one with a two color paste-on stamp, four in black, and two in red and blue. Highlighting his superhuman qualities, we find a great cover in blue depicting him as the "Great 'Comet' of 1861" and our favorite: "The Hercules of 1861", Scott the slayer of the Hydra, in violet and a wonderful hand-colored example. Near pristine! (Est. $100-200)
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599. A brilliant set of hand-colored patriotics by Magnus, a series of seven (7) scenes of the "Movement of the Army from Washington to Richmond." Includes a scene of contrabands trudging happily off to freedom. Absolutely vibrant colors, excellent condition. (Est. $100-200)
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600. Eight (8) hand-colored patriotics featuring Columbia in a variety of forms including an Indian together with Washington. A few minor foxed spots, else fine. (Est. $100-200)
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601. Eleven (11) patriotics, most military figures: Lyon, Sigel, Dix and others; seven in black, four red and blue. An odd example condemns Signer of the Declaration of Independence Charles Carroll as "One of the Rebels". Pristine. (Est. $100-200)
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602. Fifteen (15) patriotic covers including views of the Capitol, Union Generals and maps, as well as a series of seven covers bearing the stamped caption: "Genuine 'War Envelope.' Obtained from the 'New England Stamp Co. of Boston, Mass." Covers printed in violet, black, blue and red. A wonderful set in extremely fine condition. (Est. $100-200)
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603. A hilarious set of fifteen (15) patriotics with anti-Confederate cartoons and vignettes, printed in black, blue, with two in red and blue. Excellent. (Est. $100-200)
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604. Yet another hilarious set of fifteen (15) patriotics with anti-Confederate cartoons and vignettes, with three very finely engraved examples, one very neatly hand-colored. Other examples, in blue, black and one red and blue, include scenes of soldiers playing field hockey with Davis's head. Minor toning to one cover, else mostly excellent.
(Est. $100-200)
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605. Sixteen (16) patriotics featuring the emblems of the loyal states printed in blue, brown, green, red, yellow and blue together with five excellent two-color examples. Excellent condition. (Est. $100-200)
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606. Thirteen (13) patriotics featuring four very good multi-colored examples by Magnus as well as a most dramatic cover entitled "The Soldier's Dream of Home" in black with dark red accents. Also includes examples in bronze, blue, black and two in red and blue. Most are in pristine condition (Est. $100-200)
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607. Five (5) anti-slavery themed covers in black, most comical with two more seriously-themed examples. A wonderful set in excellent condition. (Est. $100-200)
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608. Fifteen (15) patriotics including three wonderful hand-colored covers (one by Magnus), five two-colors as well as single color designs in blue, orange, red and black. A terrific set. Save for a few minor dampstains, most in pristine condition. (Est. $100-200)
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609. A wonderful set of fifteen (15) patriotic covers, mostly two-color with two single-color examples in blue and red. Near pristine. (Est. $100-200)
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610. A good set of fourteen (14) two-color patriotic covers, all are in near pristine condition save one bearing creases and dampstains. (Est. $100-200)
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611. Fifteen (15) two-color patriotics featuring Old Glory in a variety of forms. One bears some minor foxing else in excellent condition. (Est. $100-200)
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612. Fourteen (14) two-color patriotic covers, many featuring Old Glory, including the "Tree of Liberty". Superb condition. (Est. $100-200)
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613. Fifteen (15) patriotics, mostly two-color together with three in blue and two in red. Most in pristine condition with vivid colors. (Est. $100-200)
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614. Six (6) McClellan covers, two in blue, three in red and blue and a fine multicolored example. An exquisite set. (Est. $100-200)
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615. Thirteen (13) patriotics in black with some comic vignettes including a take on the Virginia secession election. Most in excellent condition. (Est. $100-200)
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616. Sixteen (16) patriotic covers, mostly printed in two colors together with three single-color examples, in red, blue, and violet. Terrific condition overall. (Est. $100-200)
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617. Fifteen (15) patriotics in a variety of colors including black, blue, red, and violet together with five in blue and red. Most with some great comic scenes including "Southern Chivalry" as practiced over an old woman's back. A few minor marginal tears to a couple, else in excellent condition. (Est. $100-200)
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618. Fifteen (15) patriotics, mostly two-color, some in blue, red, blue and black and a finely hand-colored example with busts of Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun recalling the Nullification Crisis. A wonderful set in excellent condition. (Est. $100-200)
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[NOTE: The following eleven lots are all period civil war patriotic covers. In homage to the 100th anniversary of Lee's surrender, these covers have been embellished with the 5-cent Appomattox stamp with first-day cancellations, canceled Appomattox, April 9, 1965. Condition is overall fine with some bearing minor mounting remnants on verso.]

619. Union Patriotic Covers by Mangus, New York, a set of 14, printed in gold and bronze, with some hand-colored. The not-so-loyal series of covers with images of the state seals of rebel states with the Devil hovering above and a vignette of an angel praying. (Est. $150-250)
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620. Union Patriotic Covers by Jno. G. Wells, New York, a set of 7, printed in blue and red, featuring the loyal states with Columbia holding the American Flag and the state seal. (Est. $75-100)
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621. Union Patriotic Covers by Magee, Philadelphia, a set of 24, printed in black bearing the state seals of both loyal and rebel states. (Est. $150-250)
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622. Union Patriotic Covers by Magnus, New York, a set of 14, hand-colored, depicting scenes including Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Suffolk, VA, among others. (Est. $100-150)
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623. The martyr Elmer Ellsworth Patriotic Covers , a set of 13, printed in violet and black together with many examples colored red and blue, dedicated the memory of the fallen Union hero. (Est. $100-200)
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624. Union Patriotic Covers by Reagles and Co., New York, a set of 23, printed in red, blue, violet, and green. "The Loyal States Series" showing Columbia leaning over the respective state seal. (Est. $150-250)
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625. Union Patriotic Covers by various printers, a set of 35, with a wide variety of comic and serious vignettes, most in black and blue with the occasional colored example.
(Est. $100-150)
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626. Union Patriotic Covers by Magnus, New York, a set of 16, printed in bronze, violet, and blue. Part of the series "For the Union" bearing the seals of many of the loyal states. Many have an added 1-Cent Lincoln stamp in addition to the Appomattox stamp. (Est. $100-200)
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627. Union Patriotic Covers by Magnus, New York, a set of 27, printed in bronze and black, some hand-colored, mostly scenes of Washington together with scenes of New York and Philadelphia. (Est. $200-200)
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628. Union Patriotic Covers by Magnus, New York, a set of 15, printed in bronze showing scenes of Union soldiers, George McClellan, gunboats, an excellent bird's eye view of Manhattan, and much more. (Est. $100-150)
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629. Union Patriotic Covers by Magnus, New York, a set of 15, printed in bronze, depicting birds-eye views of various battlefields and towns in Virginia. (Est. $100-150)
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For collectors of covers & campaign stationery.


630. A necessary reference source - the definitive work on Lincoln illustrated envelopes and stationery: Abraham Lincoln Illustrated Envelopes and Letter Paper 1860-1865. James W. Milgram. Northbrook, Ill.: Northbrook Publishing, 1984. A clean copy of an increasingly difficult to find study. Be certain to ADD this to your library! (Est. $80-120)


POLITICAL, EPHEMERA, BIOS., ETC.

631. "The Political Gymnasium." A rare and wonderful 1860 Currier & Ives political cartoon, 18 x 13 1/2". Note the "Little Giant" boxing Breckinridge. Light creases at corners, one marginal tear at right, toning at most extreme margins which could be easily matted out. (Est. $1,000-1,200)
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632. "'The Irrepressible Conflict' or the Republican Barge in Danger." An excellent and quite rare 1860 Currier & Ives cartoon, 18 x 13 1/2". Note the Black man with the "Discords Patent Life Preserver" laughing at Greeley throwing Seward overboard. Light toning, and a few tiny spots. a few very minor marginal tears, some minor repairs on verso. (Est. $800-1,000)
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633. "The Chicago Platform and Candidate." An excellent example by Currier & Ives. 18 x 13 1/2" featuring a two-faced "Little Mac" atop the Democrat's "ricketty old platform" as described by Satan at left. A few minor toned spots, toning and a few tears at extreme margins could be easily matted out, else clean. (Est. $400-600)
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634. "Hon. Hannibal Hamlin. 'Our Next Vice President'", a striking and quite scarce hand-colored litho by Currier & Ives, 13 1/2" x 18". A few toned spots, marginal tears, toning - all could be easily matted out. (Est. $250-350)
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635. Lincoln Cartoons in Punch. A great group of seven prints removed from Punch, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2" each, dating 1862 to 1863 illustrating the British perspective on the war and emancipation. One bears a small loss at top margin, irregularly cut, else extremely fine. (Est. $300-500)
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636. "Little Mack & his Party 'going up' Salt River on a Gun Boat." A 7 1/2 x 4 1/4", print, a miniature of the larger Currier and Ives original. Light toning, else very good. These political cartoon "trade cards" were incredibly popular campaign items... significant relics of a popular process to support or repudiate candidates 150 years ago! (Est. $150-200)
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637. A wonderful CDV of a cartoon showing McClellan and Pendleton begging at the White House door with caption: "How happy could I be with either?" (Est. $150-200)
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638. Anti-McClellan 1864 campaign Salt River ticket from Pennsylvania. "Looking for the White House. Piloted By Vallandingham." Clement Vallandingham was the leader of the Copperhead Democrats, arrested for sympathy for the enemy and banished to the Confederacy. You wouldn't want his support during the political campaign of 1864! Excellent. (Est. $100-150)
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639. Copperhead Salt River ticket. One of the more popular 1864 forms of negative politicking! (Est. $70-90)
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640. An advertising flyer for "Elegant Steel ENGRAVED PORTRAITS to be distributed without charge" destined "for the Campaign!!" by Caldwell & Co., New York. Circa 1864, measures, 5 x 7 1/4". Fine. (Est. $50-75)
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641. 1864 Lincoln and Johnson handbill or broadside. 7 x 11", two sided, announcing a "Grand Mass Meeting at Po'keepsie" [NY], Tuesday, Oct. 25 [1864] with speakers including Governors Morton of Indiana and Wright of New York. Inscribed at bottom "Come on Boys! One more pull! Victory is just ahead." with annotation in pencil "this is so." Reverse reprints in full "The Baltimore Platform" and "The Chicago Platform" with pencil annotation at bottom "Sent to me from Poughkeepsie N.Y. by J. C. P. while in school there in 1864. Cora." Excellent. (Est. $300-400)
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642. Beating down the Copperheads in Ohio! Partly printed D.S., 1p. 7 1/2 x 9 1/2", Auburn, Ohio, August 6, 1863, a list of 32 contributors to the "present Union political campaign in the State of Ohio; for the success of the Union ticket, and for the defeat and utter extermination of Vallandighanism and reason in the State..." Auburn contributed $11.15 to the effort. Usual folds, else fine.
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643. A nice Lincoln-Johnson 1864 jugate on 4 x 2 1/4" card. Light foxing, else fine. (Est. $100-150)
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644. A rare salt print of Confederate Senator Herschel V. Johnson (1812-80), 5 3/4 x 8 3/4". Johnson also ran for Vice President in 1860 with Breckenridge. Mounted to a 7 x 9" sheet. Two losses to photo well away from face, light wrinkling, still a powerful and detailed portrait. (Est. $100-300)
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645. A fabulous campaign issue: the "Lincoln Quick Step." Published in 1860 by Lee & Walker of Pennsylvania, the two-tone front cover includes great graphics of young Abe splitting rails and guiding a flatboat downstream. The first page includes the chorus: "Honest old Abe has split many a rail - He is up to his work, and he'll surely not fail - He has guided his Flat-Boat thro' many a strait - And watchful he'll prove at the Helm of State." Cut tight at bottom into the dedication, slight roughness at spine from where disbound, lacking blank back cover, all four pages of music intact. A classic image that helped "market" the candidate! (Est. $400-600)
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646. Civil War Sheet Music.
A large bound selection of sheet music, many with wonderfully colored and/or tinted illustrated covers. Selections include "President Lincoln's Grand March... dedicated to the Union Army", by F. B. Helmsmuller, NY, 1862; "Monitor Grand March", E. Mack, Philadelphia; "Continental Guard Grand March", L. B. Powell, New York, 1862; "Marching Along and Glory Hallelujah March", Prof. Cull, New York, 1862; "Col. Ellsworth. Funeral March", Francis E. Brownell, Philadelphia, 1861; "Funeral March to the Memory of Abraham Lincoln. The Martyr President", Mrs. E. A. Parkhurst, New York, 1865; "The Union Medley", Wm. Dressler, Cleveland; "Oliver Gallop" by "Tom The Blind Negro Boy Pianist" (noted idiot savant), New York; "Laura Keene Waltz", Thomas Baker, New York, 1861; "Union Valse" Peter La Grassa, New York, 1861 ("...Dedicated to Mrs. Cordelia Guyirola of San Salvador"), "The Commodore Nutt Polka" Thomas Baker, New York, 1862 and many others. A few of the first pages partly detached but most ar clean, bound in a custom leather and cloth with gilt letter title "M. LOUIS ARNOLD". A lovely assemblage of some very interesting sheet music of the Civil War era. (Est. $1,500-1,800)
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647. "Sherman's March to the Sea." Sheet music, 6p., published by W. Mall & Son, NY, 1865. Cover features a portrait of Sherman adorned with flags, the American Eagle and on-rushing Union troops. Lightly toned at margins, binding remnants at left margin with some very minor losses. Engraving crisp, clean. (Est. $80-100)
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Campaign Biographies -

How most of the country first got to know candidates and issues
of the day. A nice collection...
AND Opportunity!

648. A great campaign bio with provenance: Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln of Illinois and Hon. Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. Boston, Thayer & Eldridge, 1860. M-83. Green front cover, lacking back, small loss at edges, otherwise a fine tight copy with very clean contents. Housed in a custom slip-case with titled spine from the famed Lincoln collection of Victor Levitt. (Est. $300-500)
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649. "The Campaign Document." A scarce, 1864 campaign bio in pictorial wraps: William Thayer's Character and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln. (Dinsmoor and Co., Boston: 1864.) First edition, second state with 75p. plus ads (including one for a publisher of Lincoln portraits!), #M-353, light typical age, restored v-cut into first few pages, minor chips mostly at spine, overall tight, includes frontis portrait of "The Early Home of Abraham Lincoln." A weaker example sold last year for $700. A fine volume. (Est. $500-750)
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650. In pictorial wraps! A fine 1864 bio: The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Henry J. Raymond; and the Life of Andrew Johnson by John Savage. New York: Derby and Miller, 1864. Monaghan #348. Minimal wear, 1" paper edge missing at bottom spine which affects nothing. An excellent example of this quite scarce 1864 campaign bio which pictures Lincoln on the front and Johnson on the back. (Est. $800-1,000)


651. Also in pictorial wraps: Williamson, David Brainerd, Life and Services of "The Martyr President." The Life and Martyrdom of Abraham Lincoln. (T. B. Peterson & Brothers, Philadelphia: 1865.) Issued just a year earlier as a campaign biography, M-366, the publisher hurried back to the presses to "update" this issue to meet tremendous demand in the wake of the tragedy. Seldom are copies found in this condition as these "paperbacks" (a whopping 50-cents in 1865!) were issued without concern for longevity. Light, even foxing and minor chipping as to be expected, otherwise extremely clean and fresh. It would be difficult to obtain a nicer specimen! (Est. $400-600)
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652. "The Authorized Campaign Edition." Life, Explorations, and Public Services of John Charles Fremont. (Livermore & Rudd, New York: 1856.) 116p. in orange pictorial wraps, 115p. plus ads, old board mounting remnants along edge, ex-library ink stamps, contents bright and clean. A prohibitively rare campaign bio from the first Republican candidate to seek high office! (Est. $300-400)
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653. Stephen Douglas on Popular Sovereignty. Stephen Douglas, Observations on Senator Douglas's views of Popular Sovereignty, as expressed in Harper's Magazine, for September, 1859. (Washington: Thomas McGill, 1859), 16p., titled wraps. A reply to Douglas' oft-touted solution to slavery in the territories, advocating the right of settlers to determine the legality of slavery there. Bleeding Kansas became the poster-child of the failure of this compromise. Front cover detached, light foxing and a few marginal chips, else very good. (Est. $100-200)

654. A very scarce imprint: Speech of Hon. O. H. Browning, Delivered at the Republican Mass-Meeting, Springfield, Ill., August 8th, 1860. (Quincy: Whig and Republican Steam Power Press Print, 1860). 16p., titled wraps. Lincoln himself very well may have been present when Browning delivered this address. Lincoln Day by Day notes that on August 8 Illinois Republicans held an "...immense rally to celebrate Lincoln's nomination. Thousands attend. Giant morning procession passes Lincoln residence; he reviews it from his doorway. In afternoon there is speaking from five stands at fair grounds. Lincoln appears, declines to make speech, and escapes on horseback. More speeches are made in evening at Wigwam and state house..." Browning records in his diary the following day: "In afternoon called at Lincolns and spent an hour, with him, Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Judd..." Light chipping at right margin, else fine. (Est. $200-300)
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655. Douglas and Johnson pamphlet. 16p., uncut, issued July 18, 1860 by the Democratic National Exec. Com. "To the Democracy of the United States." It explains in detail the debacle known as the 1860 Democratic nominating conventions. "We have thus explained, at length, the controversy between the supporters of Breckinridge and Lane... and the regular nominees of the Democratic party... It remains for us to add, as the sentiment of the Democratic National Committee, and as the universal sentiment of the supporters of Douglas and Johnson, that NO COMPROMISE whatever is admissible... We make no proposition for a joint electoral ticket in any state..." The failure of the contending parties to form a fusion ticket resulted not only in Lincoln's election, but in civil war. Generally excellent condition with a light damp stain along the right side. (Est. $30-50)

This is an unusual opportunity...
Tribune Tracts No. 4, Lincoln's Cooper Union Address issued as a campaign document, is scarce. Here... we have three copies!


656. A scarce and very fine edition of M-50, Tribune Tracts. -- No. 4, National Politics. Speech of Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, Delivered at the Cooper Institute, Monday, Feb. 27, 1860. (New York, 1860), 8p., titled wraps. Includes the memorable quote: "Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty, as we understand it." Evenly toned with just a hint of light foxing, else fine. (Est. $300-500)
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657. Another edition, this M-51, Tribune Tracts. -- No. 4, National Politics. Speech of Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, Delivered at the Cooper Institute, Monday, Feb. 27, 1860. (New York, 1860), 8p., titled wraps. Binding remnants at spine result in a rough margin, else very good with good clean pages. (Est. $300-400)
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658. Another issue of M-50, Tribune Tracts. -- No. 4, National Politics. Speech of Abraham Lincoln...Delivered at the Cooper Institute... (New York, 1860), Binding remnants at spine, light marginal tears, chipping, lightly toned, else very good. (Est. $300-400)


659. A clean, scarce printing of The opinions of Abraham Lincoln upon slavery and its issues: indicated by his speeches, letters, messages, and proclamations. Abraham Lincoln (New York: Union League of America, [1864]) 16p., titled wraps. M-356, essentially a two-column version of M-320. A few marginal dings from a previous binding, this a very nice clean copy. (Est. $150-250)
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660. Another copy, different issue of this scarce imprint, The opinions of Abraham Lincoln upon slavery and its issues: indicated by his speeches, letters, messages, and proclamations. Abraham Lincoln ([Washington]: Printed by L. Towers for the Union Congressional Committee, [1864]) 16p., titled wraps. M-320. Text identical to M-357 but in a different format. Light marginal chipping, light creases, else very good. (Est. $150-250)
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661. A pair of political imprints including a scarce printing of The opinions of Abraham Lincoln upon slavery and its issues: indicated by his speeches, letters, messages, and proclamations. Abraham Lincoln (New York: Union League of America, [1864]) 16p., titled wraps. M-356. A few toned spots, some corner and marginal creasing. Offered together with Political Issues and Presidential Candidates. Speech of Hon. John Hickman, in Concert Hall, Philadelphia... July 24, 1860. ([Philadelphia?: 1860]), 8p. uncut, titled wraps. Extracted from The Chester County Times (Pennsylvania). Margins a bit rough with a few minor tears and light dampstains, else very good. Together two pieces. (Est. $200-300)


662. [Union League (Philadelphia), attr. to Lea, Henry Charles], No. 17, Abraham Lincoln ([1864]) 12p., titled wraps. M-358. Disbound with a few minor marginal chips, else fine. Another 1864 campaign tract. (Est. $100-150)


663. [Union League of Philadelphia] The Will of the People. ([1864]), 8p. 5 3/4 x 8 3/4", titled wraps. Monaghan 359. Light foxing at edges, else fine condition. An excellent campaign tract from THE organization that championed Lincoln's reelection . The wealthy directors of this private, patriotic club personally funded a huge percentage of the political imprints published in support of Abe. (Est. $80-100)


664. A fine set of 1860 campaign biographies. Barrett, J[oseph]. H[artwell]. Barrett's Authentic Edition. Life of Abraham Lincoln... with a Condensed View of his Most Important Speeches; also a Sketch of the life of Hannibal Hamlin... (Cincinnati: Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1860), 216p., cloth boards, with gilt titling on spine, (M-20). Light wear to top and bottom of sunned spine, pages bear light foxing at edges, overall fine. Together with Bartlett, David Vandewater Golden, (Authorized Edition) The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln... by D. W. Bartlett, Washington Correspondent of the New-York Independent and Evening Post... (New York: H. Dayton, 1860) 357p., cloth boards, gilt titled spine. (M-26). Boards rubbed at edges, spine frayed at top and bottom, pages overall quite clean. Together, two pieces. (Est. $100-150)


665. A good pair of campaign biographies, one for 1860 and the other for 1864. Bartlett, David Vandewater Golden, (Authorized Edition) The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln... by D. W. Bartlett, Washington Correspondent of the New-York Independent and Evening Post... (New York: H. Dayton, 1860) 357p., cloth boards, gilt titled spine. (M-25). Spine sunned and rubbed at top and bottom, light edge wear to boards, pages lightly foxed at margins. Offered together with Raymond, Henry Jarvis, History of the Administration of President Lincoln... (New York: J. C. Derby & N. C. Miller, 1864) 496p., cloth boards with gilt titled spine. (M-347). Wear at board and spine edges, pages bear light toning at extreme margins, else quite clean. (Est. $100-150)


666. A set of 1860 and 1864 campaign biographies including a nice copy of [Howells, William Dean], Lives and Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin. (Columbus: Follett, Foster & Co., 1860) 406p., restored red cloth boards. A variant of Monghan 44, includes errata slip between pages 74 & 75, but missing "i" on last line of page 46 has been included. Light foxing to pages, boards worn and rubbed. Offered together with Raymond, Henry Jarvis, History of The Administration of President Lincoln... (New York: J. C. Derby & N. C. Miller, 1864) 496p., cloth boards, with gilt titled spine. (M-347). Pages bear scattered foxing, spine sunned, else very good. (Est. $100-150)


667. A good set of three (3) political manuals for 1860 and 1864. Includes Greeley, Horace and Cleveland, John F., A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief view of the Presidential Nominations and Elections... (New York: Tribune Association 1860), 248p., cloth boards with gilt title spine. Not in Monaghan. Spine cracked with loose boards, light toning to pages; Wells, J. G., Wells' Illustrated National Campaign Hand-Book for 1860... Embracing the Lives of all the Candidates for President and Vice-President... (New York: J. G. Wells, 1860), 159p., replaced boards, includes portraits of all the major candidates. (M-88.) Scattered foxing to pages, else very good; Hiatt, J. M., The Political Manual, Comprising Numerous Important Documents Connected with the Political History of America... (Indianapolis: Asher & Adams, 1864), 294p., green cloth boards with gilt decoration and gilt titled spine, illustrated. Some wear to board and spine edges, light scattered foxing to pages. Three pieces. (Est. $150-200)


Everyone BUT Lincoln
was considered "in the running!"

668. A scarce book on the 1860 election, an early volume of campaign biographies of twenty-one of the major candidates and hopefuls EXCEPT LINCOLN! Bartlett, D. W. Presidential Candidates: Containing Sketches, Biographical, Personal and Political, of Prominent Candidates for the Presidency in 1860. (New York: A. B. Burdick, 1859) 360p., cloth boards, gilt titled spine. A fascinating volume which includes biographies of Seward, Douglas, Chase, Bates, Bell, Hale, Stephens, Davis, N.P, Banks, Fremont, and others. But, despite Barlett's best judgment, he missed the winner of 1860! He concedes in his preface that "had I made use of everybody's [judgment], I might fill a dozen volumes." Not in Monaghan (for obvious reasons!). Spine sunned and slightly frayed at top, pages lightly foxed and toned toward center, else very good. (Est. $200-300)


   

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