Lincoln on the Eve of ‘61, A Journalist’s Story by Henry Villard [inscribed by co-editor].


1860–1861 Journalistic dispatches on President-elect Abraham Lincoln by New York Herald reporter Henry Villard (1835–1900), here collected and edited by his sons, one of whom inscribed this copy. After immigrating to the United States in 1853, Villard “...found work as a journalist for German-language papers and later for English-language papers, covering the Abraham Lincoln–Stephen A. Douglas debates and numerous Civil War battles. In 1866 he married Helen Frances “Fanny” Garrison (Fanny Garrison Villard), daughter of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison.” (ANB)


Description: Lincoln on the Eve of ‘61, A Journalist’s Story by Henry Villard [inscribed by co-editor].

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1941. First Edition. viii, [1], 105, [1]pp. Sm. 8vo. Publisher’s dark blue cloth with gilt spine titling; tope edge tinted; illustrated dust jacket. Inscribed by co-editor Oswald Garrison Villard, the son of Henry Villard. Some rubbing and small losses to dust jacket at head and tail of spine and at some edges; book near fine.

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Price: $35.00