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    Abraham Lincoln: Circa 1885 Joke Book in Pictorial Wraps. M-335. "Honest Abe's Jokes: Fresh From Abraham's Bosom", originally published in 1864 by T. R. Dawley as "Old Abe's Jokes." This example is a reprint, circa 1885, published by Hurst & Company of New York. 135pp., with advertisements at the end. While the title page is a correct copy of the original, Hurst did not use the original cover, but based his cover on a 1864 song book. 50% loss to spine, but remarkably well-preserved for a wood-pulp soft-bound book of this period. Still quite rare.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    10th-11th Saturday-Sunday
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