Signatures book of J. T. Headley

Title

Signatures book of J. T. Headley

Description

President Abraham Lincoln places an order for J.T. Headley's two volume The Great Rebellion: A History of the Civil War in the United States.  A salesman for Hartford publisher Hurlbut & Williams took this specimen volume -- contents, illustrations, sample text in English, some in German -- to business and residential areas of New York City, Washington, D.C., and eastern Pennsylvania to solicit subscriptions.  Following the contents pages is tipped-in autographed card by [Lord] Lyons [British minister]. About halfway through the order pages, Lincoln signs his name, writes Washington D.C. as his address, and orders the cloth-bound  "library" edition at a cost of $6.00 total, the cheapest set. The "leather" edition of the finest binding cost $7.50). Lincoln writes his order on the same page as Montgomery Blair and William Seward. Most of the Cabinet ordered a set, as did scores of well-known men in the capital and in New Yorks's financial district. Hurlbut & Williams published the set 1863. It is unknown what became of Lincoln's copy of vol. 1. The Taper Collection Item consists of two 2-volume sets of the published book, plus this specimen volume with 730 signatures, all in slipcase.

Creator

Lincoln, Abraham, et al.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1862

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

300554
T1862.08

Transcription

THE

GREAT REBELLION;

A HISTORY OF THE

Civil War in the United States.

By J. T. HEADLEY,

AUTHOR OF "NAPOLEON AND HIS MARSHALS," "WASHINGTON AND HIS GENERAS," "SACRED MOUNTAINS," ETC., ETC.

WITH NUMEROUS FINE STEEL ENGRAVINGS.

In Two Volumes:

Volume I.

Hartford, Conn.

HURLBUT, WILLIAMS & COMPANY.

E. B. & R. C. TREAT, CHICAGO, ILL.

SOLD BY SUBSCRIPTION ONLY.

1863.


X A. Lincoln Washington DC Library

X William H Seward Washington DC.

X M Blair Washington DC

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
2 p
24 x 17 cm

Citation

Lincoln, Abraham, et al. , “Signatures book of J. T. Headley,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 21, 2018, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/9705.