Hardcover, bound in genuine black leather with real 22 kt gold decoration. 294 pages. All edges gilt, silk ribbon marker sewn-in, raised spine. Illustrated by John Steuart Curry. Two-page broad-side, Collector’s Notes from The Library of the Presidents, laid-in loose. First edition thus. Passages from the writings of Abraham Lincoln, selected and introduced by Carl Van Doren. Among the ninety works selected for inclusion are “…the Emancipation Proclamation, a dozen speeches, two score letters to famous people and private citizens, a mock-heroic poem about a bear hunt, a six-page campaign autobiography, and some fifty of Lincoln’s brilliant, satirical, and biting “Maxims, Observations, and Comments.”” No previous ownership marks. A clean, fresh, unmarked and like new copy. As new.