The Hidden Lincoln, From the Letters and Papers of William H. Herndon [WITH] Lincoln Talks, A Biography in Anecdote (2 vols.) [SIGNED & INSCRIBED]
New York: The Viking Press, 1938-1939. Limited first edition. Hardcover. 1/150. The Hidden Lincoln: (vii)  461pp. Lincoln Talks: Octavo. (xi) 698pp. Green buckram boards with blind-stamped lettering on the front covers and gilt lettering on the spines. Top edges gilt. Pages uncut and some unopened. Signed and hand-numbered on the colophon, as well as inscribed there and on the front free endpaper by Hertz (both books). Both books from a limited special edition of 150 copies. These works are two of a series of publications based on original material and sources relating to president Abraham Lincoln, assembled and edited by scholar Emanuel Hertz (1870–1940). During the early 20th century, Hertz had assembled the largest private collection of material relating to Lincoln, comprising as many of 4,000 previously unknown items, and release publications on the subject starting in 1924. "The Hidden Lincoln" collects vast amounts of documents relating to Lincoln, by his former law partner and latter biographer William Henry Herndon (1818 – 1891). "Lincoln Talks" assembles from various firsthand accounts of Lincoln.
Bindings with minor to light rubbing to extremities, as well as minor sunning. Hidden Lincoln with damp staining to the gutter of the interior front cover. Bindings in very good, interiors in very good+ to near fine condition overall. vg to near fine. Item #48603