Oct 28, 2021 - Sale 2584

Sale 2584 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
DURING CIVIL WAR, THIS COPY BELONGED TO LINCOLN'S SECRETARY (CIVIL WAR.) NICOLAY, JOHN GEORGE. Winfield Scott. Memoirs of Lieut.-General Scott, LL.D. Signed and dated, "Jno.G.Nicolay / Washington D.C. / Dec 5th 1864," on the front free endpaper. Volume 1 (of 2) only. 8vo, publisher's cloth, backstrip faded and chipped and nearly detached, edges rubbed; short closed tear at edge of page 241, label for Philip & Solomon's Metropolitan Book Store in Washington on front pastedown. New York: Sheldon, 1864; inscription: Washington, 5 December 1864

Additional Details

Among a few scattered pencil markings is a vertical line in the margin of page 17, indicating the following passage: ". . . [T]o threaten treason has become an ordinary party device in nominating presidents, and in factious debates even on the floors of Congress; hence, nullification in 1832-'33, and hence the present (1863) mighty rebellion."