Apr 07, 2022 - Sale 2600

Sale 2600 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(CIVIL WAR.) Alexander Bliss and John P. Kennedy, editors. Autograph Leaves of our Country's Authors. xi, 200, [1] lithographed pages including illustrated title page and final view. 4to, publisher's gilt pictorial cloth, minor wear; front hinge split. Baltimore, 1864

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The book was published to raise funds for the troops via the Baltimore Sanitary Fair. It consists of lithographic reproductions of dozens of important manuscripts by American authors, starting with Francis Scott Key's Star-Spangled Banner. Lincoln wrote out a fresh copy of his Gettysburg Address; this was the first appearance of the address in manuscript facsimile. Most of the great American authors of the mid-19th century were also represented--Hawthorne, Irving, Whittier, Longfellow, Stowe, Emerson, Audubon, Poe, Sigourney, Howe, Melville, Cooper, Thoreau, and many more.