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AUCTION 22

 

Autograph Note Signed by Abraham Lincoln & A Selection of Lincolniana


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128.     [CIVIL WAR]. LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph note signed, a five-line endorsement, “Will any head of Department consider this man’s case? A. Lincoln, August 5, 1861,” (3.5 x 6.6 cm) on verso of autograph letter signed from John Bechert to President Abraham Lincoln asking for assistance based on his service with the 8th Battalion D.C. Volunteers, July 29, 1861, 4 pp., written on first page (notes and rubber ink stamps on final leaf, where Lincoln’s note is found, along with an affirmation signed by C.M. Butler attesting the worthiness of the petitioner). 4to (24.5 x 20 cm). Repaired with old tape (not affecting Lincoln’s writing or signature). Second leaf fragmented, but Lincoln note and signature not affected. With the document are the following Lincoln items:

BUTTRE, John C. (engraver). A. Lincoln [facsimile signature below image] [below image] Photograph by M.B. Brady | Engd. by J.C. Buttre, N.Y. N.p., n.d. (nineteenth century). Engraved bust portrait, without beard. Image, background, and title: 16.4 x 12.5 cm; overall sheet size: 20.2 x 12.4 cm. Foxed.

BUTTRE, John C. (engraver). A. Lincoln [facsimile signature below image] [below image] Photograph by M.B. Brady | Engd. by J.C. Buttre, N.Y. N.p., n.d. (nineteenth century). Engraved bust portrait on card stock, without beard. Overall: 14.4 x 9.8 cm. Lightly foxed and a few stains.

CENTURY MAGAZINE. A. Lincoln [facsimile signature below image] [below image] From ‘The Century Magazine’ Engraved from an ambrotype taken in Springfield, Ill., in 1860, two days after Mr. Lincoln’s first nomination for the Presidency. [Washington?, 1886?]. Engraving. Image: 16.6 x 12.5 cm; image, title & imprint: 19.9 x 13 cm; overall sheet size: 24 x 16.1 cm. Two minor chips in blank margin, otherwise fine.

CURRIER & IVES (lithographers). Abraham Lincoln, The Nations Martyr. Assassinated April 14th. 1865. New York, Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. New York, 1865. Lithograph bust portrait, image 26 x 22 cm; image and title: 31.6 x 22 cm, overall sheet size: 46 x 34.3 cm. Browned, a few minor chips and clean tears to blank margins, overall a good, large-margined copy of a wonderful print. Conningham 28. Peters 1880. Currier & Ives satisfied the public’s demand for portraits and events of the day, and this is a prime example of a “rush” print. The image of the fallen president was based on a photograph taken on February 9, 1864, in Mathew Brady’s Washington studio. The photographer, Anthony Berger, also designed the Lincoln penny.

[HESLER, Alexander (photographer)]. Later copy print after Hesler’s original print taken in Springfield on June 3, 1860. N.p., n.d. 15 x 11 cm. Dark areas with mirroring, spotting.

REPUBLICAN PARTY. Printed electoral ticket: Republican Ticket. For President, Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois. For Vice-President. Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine. Presidential Electoral Ticket. Electors for the State of Illinois…. N.p., n.d. (Illinois, 1860). Broadside. 11.7 x 7.4 cm. Verso with old purple pencil note: "Got of Miss Mary Brady Sept. 6, 1906. Ticket of 1860."

ROINE, Jules. The Lincoln Centennial Medal. New York & London: Putnam & Knickerbocker, 1908. 8vo (19.2 x 12.7 cm), original gilt-lettered blue cloth, oval portrait of Lincoln on upper cover. Paste paper frame inside book for holding a bronze centennial medallion of Lincoln designed by Edouard Roine (6.5 cm diameter). The medallion has been removed and placed in custom round brass frame (easily removable). Other than light foxing, fine. Front pastedown with two-cent Lincoln stamp.

Unattributed iron bas relief portrait of a bearded Lincoln. 8.6 cm tall. No markings seen on the artifact.

Unattributed thin copper bas relief portrait of Lincoln. 8 cm tall. No markings seen on the artifact.

($2,400-3,200)

Sold. Hammer: $4,000.00; Price Realized: $4,800.00

Auction 22 Abstracts

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