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Object ID 003208

Object Name Anecdotal Lincoln

Object Desc "Speeches, Stories, and Yarns of the Immortal Abe" Illustrated biography of Abraham Lincoln.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002892

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 20

Object Date 1900

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Abraham Lincoln,biographies,books,presidential,

Title Anecdotal Lincoln

Sub-Title Speeches, Stories, and Yarns of the Immortal Abe.


Edition First, 1900

Description / Abstract An illustrated biography of President Abraham Lincoln.

Physical Description A yellow cloth-bound, hard covered book with silver, black and red inlay. Images of Lincoln standing in a laurel with two torches on either side. Spine lists the title, author, and Illustrated. Torch is also on the spine. Inside is an inscription in pencil. Illustrations throughout the book.

Author Paul Selby (1825-1913)

Author Details Mentioned in book as the associate editor of "The Encyclopedia of Illinois." Wrote other books on the history of Lincoln and Illinois.




Language English

Publisher Thompson & Thomas

Publisher Details Publishers from Chicago, as mentioned in the book. They published books from the late 1890s until about 1909. Charles C. Thompson was in charge from 1907 to 1909.

Spine / Label


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Image Caption CMY2892



Date APR 11,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The cover is in pretty good condition: no discoloration and slight shelf wear on the edges. The cover, however, is loose around the spine and is cracked in the inner cover. Penciled inscriptions in the front and back inner covers. All pages have brown spotting.


Date APR 18,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 20 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin