Lincoln Collector. The Story of Oliver R. Barrett’s Great Private Collection. [Signed Limited First Edition]
Signed by author, poet and Lincoln biographer, Carl Sandburg
Story of the celebrated collection of Lincolniana assembled by autograph, artifact, and manuscript collector, Oliver R. Barrett of Illinois. Written by Lincoln biographer, Carl Sandburg. “Barrett’s interest in Lincoln became an obsession and as he became widely known as a collector, his collection was used extensively by Lincoln scholars, including Carl Sandburg. He also was Sandburg’s lawyer, and they became friends through their mutual enthusiasms.”¹ This limited edition signed by Carl Sandburg.
Description: Lincoln Collector. The Story of Oliver R. Barrett’s Great Private Collection. [Signed Limited First Edition]
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949. Signed Limited First Edition, #1756 of 2425 copies. xvi, 344pp. +  leaves of plates. Large 8vo. Publisher’s blue cloth with gilt titling, beveled edges, and tinted top edge; slipcase. Without dust jacket, as issued? Signed by author on limitation page. Very good in very good slipcase which has minor rubbing, two bumps on top edge, and some fading to verso; overall, very good.
Note. 1. Oliver Barrett-Carl Sandburg Papers [The Newberry Library] accessed online.