The Counsel Assigned and The Perfect Tribute, Abraham Lincoln, 2 Volumes by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews, 1912 editions.


Written by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews. The Counsel Assigned, first edition, March 2012; The Perfect Tribute, reprinted September 1912. (Originally published August, 1906.) Charles Scribner's Sons.

The Counsel Assigned: Explores Abraham Lincoln's formative years; what shaped his legal acumen, and the challenges and moral dilemmas he faced.

The Perfect Tribute: Revolves around Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address and the subsequent realization of its historical significance, despite his initial doubts about its impact.

Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews (1860 – 1936) was an American author born in Mobile, Alabama and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. She married William Shankland Andrews, a judge of the New York Court of Appeals, and resided in Taunton, New York. Andrews' stories often depicted outdoor adventures, but she also wrote sentimental, melodramatic magazine stories popular at the time. She wrote for Scribner's Magazine, and also authored a historical novel, poetry, and a biography of Florence Nightingale.
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The Counsel Assigned: Very Good. Lacks dust jacket, as issued. Brown cover boards with brown cloth spine: Light soiling from handling; small dampstain on the back, top left corner; lightly bumped at corners and head tail of the spine. Discrete name on front fly leaf else pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

The Perfect Tribute: Very Good. Lacks dust jacket, as issued. Brown cover boards with brown cloth spine: Light soiling on the front; two small scuffs on the front; lightly bumped at the corners. Small corner mounts for a bookplate on the front paste-down, and discrete name on front fly leaf, else pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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