Autographed and presented by Lloyd Ostendorf
Text and drawings by Lloyd Ostendorf. Over 160 drawings and photographs picturing the full life story of Lincoln. Published by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co., Inc., N.Y., 1963. Hardcover, dust jacket, 160 pages. Inscribed in ink on the first blank page, "For a fellow Lincoln friend and collector, Burnell R. Gulden, with best wishes, Lloyd Ostendorf, Sept. 1966." Light wear to the edges and spine of the dust jacket. There is a surface slash in the spine of the dust jacket which affects the title. This does not go entirely through the dust jacket, and does not affect the book. The book itself is tight, clean and in excellent condition.
Using photographs and drawings, Lloyd Ostendorf brings to life all the well known episodes, and some less well known, that occurred during the fifty six years of Abraham Lincoln's life. Young Abe doing long division on the wooden fire shovel, the day he fell into Knob Creek and nearly drowned, his experience taking cargo down the Mississippi to New Orleans on a flatboat, and the plot to assassinate him as he and his party made their way to Washington for the first inauguration are all represented. Skillfully and with the most careful attention to detail, Lloyd Ostendorf recreates these and one hundred fifty other events.
The text supplements the illustrations and tells the facts about each of the pictures. The authentic photographs, together with the action drawings, provide the reader with an accurate and fascinating panorama of the life history of Abraham Lincoln.