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The Backwoods Boy; Or, The Boyhood and Manhood of Abraham Lincoln / Horatio Alger


Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings


7-1/2 in

Horatio Alger, Jr

The Boys' Own Favourite Series



United States

North America

circa 1883

Publisher's Binding- Poster Style

Binding circa 1900. Green cloth binding with red, black, green and gilt decoration and lettering to front cover and spine. Cover depicts Lincoln as young boy holding riding crop, wearing riding boots, within a rectangle of gilt tree and river scene. Motif repeated on spine.

Later reprint edition, no addition printings noted. Originally published in 1883 under title: Abraham Lincoln, the backwoods boy.

Abraham Lincoln

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