The Limited edition of this story of the Oliver R. Barrett collection was published last Fall, and sold out in advance of publication date at $15.00 -- a disappointment to many who wanted to add this important volume to their own Lincoln shelves. The reviewers hailed it as ""a mine of information""...""a treasury of Americana""...""the raw material of history""...""a portrait gallery of Americans caught by the candid camera of contemporary letters""...""makes available a vast hoard of materials never had before"", and so on. Now, just in time for Lincoln's birthday featuring, comes this trade edition. There are a few new documents, an unknown Lincoln speech, some letters not hitherto available, papers dealing with various familiar Civil War figures. The collection has been used for years by Lincoln researchers. It was started by Barrett when as a boy of 13, his imagination regarding Lincoln was fired, and he began the ever-absorbing process of collecting items, autographs, exchanging with other collectors etc. Text- pictures- reproductions of original material -- and throughout the adroit editing and interlocking of items into a composite portrait, by Carl Sandburg.