LINCOLN; A Novel / Illustrated by Thomas B. Allen / First Edition
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1984. Signed First Edition Society Collector's Edition. Leather with blind- & gilt-stamping. SIGNED by the Author on a blank front endpaper, small quarto, full Navy blue leather with three raised bands and gold title with multi-ruled stars-and-borders on spine and comparable design on front cover, illustratred with double-spread B&W frontispiece of Lincoln at Gettysburg & 3 additional B&W double-spreads, marbled endpapers, silk ribbon page-marker, all edges gilt [a.e.g.], [xx] + 657 pages +  A Note by the Author +  About the Author. Weight: 2 lbs. 11.5 oz. Very Fine / None. Item #6285
EXCEPTIONAL SIGNED Limited Edition of the much praised bestselling volume of GORE VIDAL's historical fiction that brings to life Abraham LINCOLN.
The novel complements the author's famous Burr (1984), where each protagonist is presented as "A Man of the People" yet very human in a dynamic study of how their public and private personae affect national politics.
Gore Vidal (1925 – 2012) was a bestselling American writer, playwrite, and public intellectual known for his wit, critical observations, and polished style.