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    "My Country, 'tis of Thee..."; an Extra-Illustrated Edition of Smith's Poems of Home and Country, with Original Photographs and Manuscript Material

    [Photography]. Rev. Samuel Francis Smith. Poems of Home and Country. Also, Sacred and Miscellaneous Verse. Edited by Gen. Henry B. Carrington. Boston: Silver, Burdett and Company, 1895. First trade edition. This copy signed by Smith on an inserted page, with manuscript limitation information in the hand of the editor, Henry B. Carrington. Famed Lincolniana and Samaritan book collector William E. Barton's copy, with an inscription by Carrington to him on the front free endpaper. On the front pastedown Carrington has written a list of the extra-illustrated material in this book: "Fac simile of Gen. Carrington's poem. / Autograph dedication, etc. by Gen. Carrington - flyleaves. / Dr. Smith's signature - before title. / Photo taken the morning of Dr. Smith's death - [page] 1 / [Photo] with clock [page] 32. [Photo] Liberty Bell - [page] 76. / America in autograph - genuine - [page] 78 (this has been removed and is not present). / Photograph in study [page] 205 / [Photograph in study] 306 / Autograph of Index [preliminary index notes in Smith's hand, with notes by Carrington] [page] 376 / Portrait of Gen. Carrington - To face Editor's preface - / Autograph Lett[er Signed by Carrington to Barton] / Dedication of Smith Table [newspaper article] after index - / Original draft of America [in facsimile] on closing fly leaves." In addition, this copy has a photo of Carrington and Mrs. Barton (with Carrington's notes), an additional photo of Smith taken the day he died (with Carrington's notes), a four-page printed tribute to Smith, and a two-page (on two leaves) facsimile of a fair copy manuscript of "America" in Smith's hand. Octavo. [xxx], 382, [2, blank] pages. With four plates inserted throughout. Publisher's full burgundy cloth, front cover ruled in gilt, rear cover ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Spine a bit sunned and rubbed, neat white line on rear board, some light foxing in text, text overopened in a few places, title page a bit loose. Still a very good copy of this unique item with an excellent association to Rev. William E. Barton. Barton was a clergyman who became one of the early twentieth century's most prominent scholars and book collectors of material related to Abraham Lincoln and the Samaritans. Sabin 84056.

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