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Sale 2451 Lot 196
WALL, BERNHARDT. Following Abraham Lincoln. 85 volumes. 960 etchings printed in colored inks on heavy wove paper (including covers and etcher's slips), nearly all full-page plates signed. 4to, bound by Wall in grey cloth spines over etched boards; dust jackets with etched or hand-written spine labels, scattered minor wear; contents fine but for some browning to endpapers. Lime Rock, (1931-42)
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000
number 34 of 100 signed sets of wall's magnum opus and a scarce work of lincolniana. "This series, which follows Lincoln from his English ancestry to his tomb in Springfield, Illinois, was begun on May 21, 1931, and ended with October 2nd, 1942. Originally, Mr. Wall envisioned a series of only fifteen volumes, but `after getting into stride, I found that my hero had done considerable traveling . . . so the volumes grew and piled up.' In 1940, the etcher felt that the series would stop at Volume 60, so he dedicated the next volume to an index. Then [he] began what he described as a `supplemental series' to present overlooked `Lincoln contacts' together with `places in the Old World' associated with Lincoln. Finally, the series was concluded with Volume 85, which included a second, updated index by Harry E. Pratt"--Weber, page 38.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $8,750