Sale 503 Lot 267

LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865)
Speech of Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Delivered in Springfield, Saturday Evening, July 17, 1858. [Springfield, IL?: n.p., ca 1858].

8vo (224 x 158 mm). (A few pale stains, small tear with loss to bottom affecting approximately 2 lines.) Stab-sewn, uncut. FIRST EDITION - A PRELUDE TO THE LINCOLN-DOUGLAS DEBATES. Lincoln discusses the Dred Scott decision, the Lecompton Constitution, and reiterates that "a house divided against itself can not stand" (p.5), defending his famous "House Divided" speech against Douglas' misinterpretation. Monaghan 12.

[Bound with:] Great Speech of Senator Trumbull, on the Issues of the Day. Delivered in Chicago, Saturday, August 7, 1858. N.p.: n.p., [1858]. 10pp.

Estimate $ 600-800







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