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Abraham Lincoln, The Boy ~ The Man

various special covers and books

Click Picture for Larger ViewBook commemorating the reopening of Lincoln’s Home

This was the official gift to all dignitaries.
There were 1,200 hardbound books published for that day. The author and illustrator Lloyd Ostendorf numbered and signed all 1,200 copies. Phil Wagner paid Ostendorf for each signature. Wagner donated several books to the home. A leather bound copy went to each of the following: President Reagan, First Lady
Nancy, Secretary of the Interior, and the Director of Park Services. The remaining 1,200 were distributed. Phil Wagner donated the first 20 to the Park Services to give out as they wished. The Eastern National Association book store sold the majority of books that were signed by Ostendorf. Phil Wagner kept a few for himself.

Front Cover: The picture on the front cover was chosen by Wagner, and the original is owned by Wagner. Dr. Wayne Temple and the Park Service were asked for their approval after Ostendorf produced the final sketch.

Only in the very first publication, the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service logos were permitted to be printed in the book. These logos will distinguish the commemorative books approved by the Department of the Interior and Park Services.

Hardbound, Numbered & signed (5 available) $100.00
Hardbound with American Legion book plate, used to raise money for Veteran’s Clinics in Illinois, signed by artist (15 available) $65.00
Soft Bound (1100 available) $10.00

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