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Lincoln, Abraham, and Stephen A. Douglas 
'POLITICAL DEBATES BETWEEN HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HON. STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, IN THE CELEBRATED CAMPAIGN OF 1858, IN ILLINOIS...' COLUMBUS: FOLLETT, FOSTER AND COMPANY, 1860
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Lincoln, Abraham, and Stephen A. Douglas 
'POLITICAL DEBATES BETWEEN HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HON. STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, IN THE CELEBRATED CAMPAIGN OF 1858, IN ILLINOIS...' COLUMBUS: FOLLETT, FOSTER AND COMPANY, 1860
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,000 USD
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Lincoln, Abraham, and Stephen A. Douglas 
'POLITICAL DEBATES BETWEEN HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HON. STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, IN THE CELEBRATED CAMPAIGN OF 1858, IN ILLINOIS...' COLUMBUS: FOLLETT, FOSTER AND COMPANY, 1860
8vo (9 1/4 x 6 in.; 234 x 150 mm). "Correspondence" leaf including Lincoln's letter to the Republican State Central Committee of Ohio acceding to the publication of his speeches, fourth leaf blank and genuine; some foxing, loss to bottom right pg. 83/84 not affecting text. Publisher's blind-paneled brown cloth, spine letters in gilt; loss to head and tail of spine, extremities rubbed, staining. 
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Literature

Howes L388; Sabin 41156

Catalogue Note

First edition, first issue. The first published version of the famed Illinois senate debates that launched Lincoln into national prominence. Stephen Douglas complained of the publication that "Mr. Lincoln's speeches have been refined, corrected, and improved...while mine have been mutilated and in some instances the meaning changed" (Douglas to Follett, Foster & Co., 9 June 1860, Lincoln Papers, LOC). When published as a presidential campaign tool in April 1860, the collected speeches became a best-seller, and by the time of Lincoln’s official nomination, some 30,000 copies were in circulation. 

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