Thursday, February 12, 2009
Lincoln on Publishers' Bindings: Selections from the Wade Hall Collection of Southern History and Culture
Here are just a few of the 19th and early 20th c. books on Abraham Lincoln from the Wade Hall Collection of Southern History and Culture. They are also featured in our ground-breaking collaborative digital project, Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815-1930: The Art of Books.
A short piece on Lincoln was done for the PBO project that features a gallery of Lincoln-related volumes in PBO, as well as a brief biography. It can be accessed here.
Enjoy these beautiful bindings as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of President Lincoln's birth, February 12, 1809. And it also happens to be the birthday of the donor of these books --- and much more. Happy birthday to Dr. Wade Hall!