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    [Abraham Lincoln Monument] Contemporary Copy of the Specifications of Work and Materials for the Construction of the National Lincoln Monument at Springfield, Illinois. 13pp., 8" x 12.5", circa 1870s, titled "National Lincoln Monument to be erected at Springfield, Ills. by Larkin G. Mead Jr. Sculptor. / Specifications of work and materials. Nov. 25 - 1868." Narrative provides great detail of work, including quality of materials, procedures to be followed and measurements. Plans clearly delineate that in all instances only the finest of materials will suffice. Also included is a copy of the contract engaging William D. Richardson as the builder of the monument. According to the contract, Richardson was paid $136,550 for his work; with payments made on a monthly basis, save 15% to be retained until satisfactory completion. Soiling to first and verso of last page; great content.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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