New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 5 1/4 X 8 1/4 Inches. 282 PP. Very Good / Very Good. Item #952
Original 1915 first edition with original price of $1.50 intact on spine of DJ. Biographical account of Abraham Lincoln and Washington during the Civil War by the 1862 Provost Marshal of Washington, DC. Doster, who retired from military service at the close of the war as a Brigadier General, fought at Gettysburg and Chancellorsville. As a praciticing attorney, he was appointed to the unenviable position of legal defense lead from President Lincoln conspirators, George Azterodt and Lewis Payne. Both were found guilty and hung.
First edition copy of an important manuscript from an insider in both the day to day life of Abraham Lincoln, but possibly more importantly, the trial of the assassination conspirators. The final chapter of the book is devoted to the trial.
Bound in original blue publisher cloth that remains bright and fresh. Title and author stamped in gold on front cover and spine. Original dust wrapper worn a bit at edges and has one 1 3/4 inch chip to foot of spine. A very tight copy of a relatively scarce book.