LINCOLN, Abraham. HAY, John and NICOLAY, John. Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln...New and Enlarged Edition. New York: Francis D. Tandy Company, n.d. .
24 vols., 8o. Numerous plates and portraits, most with tissue guards. Brown crushed levant morocco gilt, givers with triple gilt rule at edges, with delicate, gilt, art nouveau designs of lilies and flowers, the spine similarly decorated in compartments, gilt edges, gilt doublures in green morocco with floral sprays and an oval miniature of Lincoln's birthplace (in vol.1), silk pastedowns, g.e. (Minimal rubbing to a few vols., crack to spine of vol.1) A FINE SET OF THE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED "GETTYSBURG" EDITION.
Original documents (neatly bound in vol. 25): LINCOLN. ALS to J. Walter Stoops, Washington, 23 October 1861. 1p., 8vo, laid down. "You ask an autograph & here it is." With 23 other examples of ALS, LS, DS or clipped signatures, of Lincoln's Cabinet and other prominent figures of the Civil War era, including: JOHNSON, Andrew. DS (stamped signature) 4 October 1865. A pardon. -- SEWARD. 29 Nov. 1867. 2pp. LS to Fessenden, writing cryptically about "a certain mission." -- SUMNER, Charles. ALS to Charles Crawford, 30 Jan. 1869. Declining an invitation. -- CAMERON, Simon. LS to Wm. T. Robinson, 26 Jan. 1874. Letter of introduction for U.S. consulates abroad. -- CHASE, Salmon P. LS to Capt. John France, 11 Sep. 1861. Instructions to a revenue cutter. -- ADAMS, Charles Francis. ALS to A. J. Davis, 7 October 1868. Declining an architect's offer of "building a new mansion." (24)