"Abraham Lincoln" was the third Caldecott Medal winner in 1940. This illustrated biography of the US 16th President was written and illustrated by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire. Published by Doubleday Doran, New York NY, before the medal was awarded this is a first edition copyrighted in 1939. The stone lithographs in this rare children's book are beautifully stylized.
The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded annually for the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children". The award began in 1937.
This hard cover book has illustrated board covers and a blue cloth spine. It does not have its original dust jacket. It has some scuffing and wear on the front cover as well as bumped and lifted corners. The back has extensive lifting (see photo 5). The inside of the book is clean with minimal yellowing. The book measures 12 3/8" x 8 5/8" and weighs approximately 1 pound.
This is a fabulous book for any childrens library or for your collection.
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