Petersburg, Illinois: Old Salem Lincoln League, 1927. First Edition. Quarto, brown pebbled cloth, 147pp., Lincoln portrait, fold out pictorial map of New Salem, illustrations, index. -- Light fading to cloth at tip of the spine. Very minor edgewear to the extremities. -- Internally fine. Very good +. Item #9744
Bookplate of Joseph Benjamin Oakleaf pasted to the first free endpaper. -- "Oakleaf was one of the “Big Five,” a nickname for the dominant collectors of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia at the turn of the 20th century. In addition to collecting, Oakleaf also delivered a number of lectures on Lincoln and in 1925 compiled one of the best bibliographies of printed Lincoln material to date."-rogerjnorton.com.