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Presenting for sale: a 147 YEAR OLD CLASSIC ABRAHAM LINCOLN BIOGRAPHY BY JOSIAH G. HOLLAND WITH ENGRAVINGS
LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN: By J. G. Holland. Published by Gurdon Bill. Springfield, Massachusetts. 1866. 6" x 9". Three quarter leather. Marbled edges and endpapers. 544 pages+ publisher ads. Engravings with tissue guards.
CONDITION: Very Good especially considering its age. . Some wear to the leather binding. Internally, there are spots of foxing to the frontis. Text pages are bright white.
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THE LONG ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Long Island Historical Society was founded in 1863. At that time, the city of Brooklyn was the commercial and cultural center of Long Island and it actively sought out private collections of early Americana.
In 1993, new leadership changed the name to The Brooklyn Historical Society as a museum and education center. The directors decided to divest all of the book collections that had been donated over its 150 years and retain only Brooklyn-related materials.
We have purchased many of these scarce books and will be offering them on
TABLE OF CONTENTS: CHAPTER I. BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD. Birth—Daniel Boone and the Pioneers of Kentucky—Abraham Lincoln, the Grand- father of the President—His Removal to Kentucky, and Death—His Brothers and Sons—Probable Ongip of the Lincolns—Thomas Lincoln, the Father of the Presi- dent—His Marriage—His Children—The Mother of the President—Early Education of Abraham Lincoln—His Schoolmasters—Zachariah Riney—Caleb Hazel—Religious Habits of the People—Parson Elkin—Slavery in Kentucky—Defective Land-titles —Removal of Thomas Lincoln to Indiana. CHAPTER II YOUTH. Lincoln's early Industry—His Schools—Simplicity of Border Life—Death of his Mother —Her Funeral Sermon—Her Influence upon his Character—His early Practice of Writing—His Books—Anecdote illustrating his Honesty—His Father's second Mar- riage—Anecdote illustrating Mr. Lincoln's Humanity—He builds a Boat—A Fact for the Psychologist—Ho takes charge of a Flat-boat for New Orleans—His Con- test with seven Negroes—He sells the Boat and Cargo, and returns on foot—His Kental Development—His Moral Character, 9? CHAPTER III. EARLY MANHOOD. Marriages In Thomas Lincoln's Family—Marriage and Death of Abraham's Sister- Removal of Thomas Lincoln to Illinois—Difficulties of the Journey—Abraham as- sists in building a Log House and in splitting Rails—He leaves Home— Works for hire, Chopping Wood and Farming—Anecdote—Thomas Lincoln removes to Coles County—His death—Abraham goes to New Orleans with a Cargo of Swine—He is employed in a Store at New Salem—Anecdotes illustrating his Honesty—His Pun- ishment of a Bully—His Adventure with the "Clary's Grove Boys"—He studies English Grammar—Attends Debating Clubs—Anecdote—His Employer lails, and the Store is closed—Mr. Lincoln is called "Honest Abe," 38 I. CHAPTER IV. THE BLACK HAWK WAR. Black Hawk—His Treachery—Governor Reynolds calls for Volunteers—Lincoln enlists —He is chosen Captain—His Popularity with the Soldiers—Forced Marches— "SBllman's Defeat"—Flight of the Indians—Volunteers Discharged—Lincoln re- enlists—Capture of Black Hawk—Lincoln's Speech on General Cass—Mr. Lincoln ^becomes a Candidate for the Legislature—He is Defeated—Purchases a Store, but fails in Business—Is appointed Postmaster—Anecdote illustrating his Honesty—He becomes a
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