Item #28079 The Lincoln Centennial Medal. Abraham Lincoln, George N. Olcott Jules Edouard Roine, Richard Lloyd Jones.
The Lincoln Centennial Medal
"the most beautiful representation of Lincoln's features that has as yet been made"

The Lincoln Centennial Medal

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1908. Very Good. Item #28079

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1908. First Edition. Small octavo; publisher's blue gilt-lettered cloth, pictorial paste-on to upper cover, all edges gilt; x,70,[6]pp.; bronze medal bound in between pp. 32 & 33 in the recess of thick die-cut card stock. Very minor rubbing to cloth extremities, dark offsetting to leaves facing medal, else a Very Good or better example.

Attractive production showcasing the Lincoln medal commissioned by the American Numismatic Society and produced by the French-American sculptor Jule Edouard Roiné (1857-1916). In the publisher's note the medal "is described as the most beautiful representation of Lincoln's features that has as yet been made" (p. v). This volume also includes "certain characteristic writings of Lincoln" and "a scholarly essay on the origin and symbolism of the medal" by George N. Olcott.

Price: $250.00