New York: The Century Company, 1932. First Edition. Attractive copy of this early work by Carnegie, preceding his best-selling How to Win Friends and Influence People by four years. A biographical work on the life of Abraham Lincoln, detailing his early years, the difficulties he faced in the White House, his marriage, and leading the nation during the Civil War. The book was reprinted numerous times over several decades, frequently given out as a prize in the Dale Carnegie Course. Item #4392
First Printing. Octavo (21cm); green cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; x,305,pp, with photographic frontispiece portrait of a beardless and bearded Lincoln. Spine ends gently nudged, beginning oxidation to spine gilt, with one dog-eared corner smoothed-out; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), faint crinkle to base of spine, with some trivial wear to extremities and light dustiness to panels; still a bright, Near Fine example.