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    Sale 2486 | Lot 118
    Price Realized: $688With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2486 Lot 118

      (PRINTS--EMANCIPATION.) Clay & Cossack; engravers. President Lincoln Acrostical Star. Illustrated tinted lithograph broadside, 24 3/4 x 20 1/4 inches; toning and dampstaining, minor edge wear including a few short closed tears, tape repairs and reinforcement on verso. Buffalo, NY: L. Dodge, H.B. & J. Weir, 1864

      Estimate $700 - 1,000

      This print features an abbreviated version of the Emancipation Proclamation at center, surrounded by inset portraits of Lincoln and his generals Grant and Sheridan and numerous religious acrostics on the themes of Union and Liberty: "Unyielding chains begin to break / Now God doth speak, and tyrants quake . . . Millions now are free / Death trembles at the Jubilee." Not listed in Eberstadt's Emancipation Proclamation, and not in OCLC, though a later Chicago print with the same name appears. The Library of Congress holds a copy, and only one other example has been traced at auction.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $688