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    A Book Presented and Inscribed by Mary Todd Lincoln. A small 16mo volume, Paul and Virginia. From the French of Bernardin de St. Pierre (New York: Kiggins and Kellogg, no date), in its original blind-embossed brown cloth. Lightly inscribed in pencil on the front flyeaf "Mary Remann / Dec. 25th '56 / from Mary Lincoln". Laid in are some pressed wild flowers and clover picked from the yard of the Lincoln home. Some creases, chipping, overall foxing; the binding worn with small hinge splits; still, quite good.

    Accompanied by an illustrated juvenile title, My Picture-Book (New York: American Tract Society, no date), inscribed on the front flyleaf "Annie R. Edwards / from Auntie / Christmas 1876" (various defects, but good; an accompanying note in the hand of Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt states "Mrs. Brown told me . . . that this is Henry Remann's writing . . . little 4-1/2 year old Annie Edwards . . . died in January 1877, of scarlet fever." Henry Remann was Willie Lincoln's closest friend and corresponded with him in the White House; he had been given the clothes of the Lincoln's second son, Eddy, when the boy died in 1850 at age four. Some cover wear, else fine.

    : Lincoln, Remann and Edwards families, by descent to Mary Edwards Brown; Kunhardt, lot 26.

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