New York: R. R. Bowker Co. 1946. First. hardcover. 305 pages plus 35 black-and-white plates at the back, 8vo, blue cloth with a gilt-stamped spine, dust wrapper (worn and torn; spine darkened). New York: R. R. Bowker Co., 1946. A near fine copy in a good dust wrapper. near fine / good.
Inscribed on the half-title page by Benjamin, who was an eminent autograph dealer: "With kind regards from the Author Mary A. Benjamin March 25, 1946." Accompanied by a typed letter signed by Benjamin on company letterhead, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, New York, November 28, 1947. Also accompanied by copies of three typed letters from Roy P. Basler of The Abraham Lincoln Association about a forged document, 11 x 8.5 inches, Springfield, Illinois, May/June, 1950.