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The Diary Of A Public Man an Intimate View of the National Administration 1/500



The Diary Of A Public Man: An Intimate View Of The National Administration, December 28, 1860-March 15, 1861, by Edwin McMasters Stanton. Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Chicago, 1945. 1st Ed thus hardcover, 1/500. With a foreword by Carl Sandburg. Detailing the mystery of the "Diary of a Public Man" that was supposedly a diary kept during the Secession, Winter of 1860-61 in Washington. 256 pp. With original flyer from the book shop showing the original price of $10. $10 is worth $140 today. Edwin McMasters Stanton was an American lawyer and politician who served as Secretary of War under the Lincoln Administration during most of the American Civil War. Stanton's management helped organize the massive military resources of the North and guide the Union to victory.


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    Height: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)Width: 6.25 in. (15.88 cm)Depth: .50 in. (1.27 cm)
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    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
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    valatie, NY
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    Seller: NP-1221-1st1stDibs: LU2605117681981

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NPT Books

NPT Books, a division of N. P. Trent Antiques, was established in 1982 and serves clients in the US and around the world. We offer a large selection of used and out of print books mainly concentrating on art, architecture, decoration and antiques with a large focus on 1st editions, signed and rare limited editions. Member of The Art and Antique Dealers League of America since 1996.
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