Author: Lincoln, Abraham
Title: Discoveries and Inventions: A Lecture Delivered by Abraham Lincoln in 1860
Place Published: San Francisco
Date Published: 1915
 pp. Frontispiece by Ray F. Coyle. (8vo) 22.8x16.5 cm (9x6½"), modern blue morocco, ruled and lettered in gilt, raised bands at head and foot of spine, five pointed stars giltstamped in corners, dentelles over original red boards inserted as doublures, marbled endpapers. Number 235 in an edition of 250 copies printed by John Henry Nash on Fabriano hand-made paper.
From the Prefatory Note "In the fateful year of 1860, the year of his election to the presidency, Lincoln took up, in the pause of his affairs after the long debate with Douglas, the custom of lyceum lecturing, then in great vogue. This lecture on 'Discoveries and Inventions' was delivered in towns near his home, Springfield, Illinois..."