This treasury includes only the words of Lincoln which have been proven authentic by modern scholarship-""words written in Lincoln's own hand or spoken by him and verified by him in written versions, or newspaper accounts of speeches which Lincoln edited for his own safekeeping."" Consequently some expected but unverified quotes are absent. The comments here appear under alphabetical subject headings from Abolition to Youth. Between come comments on the Civil War, on emancipation, the Negro (here there is interesting material on Lincoln's concept of colonization in South America and Africa), slavery; on politics, God, on himself (""I shall do nothing in malice. What I deal with is too vast for malicious dealing.""). The format and contents permit a quick introduction to Mr. Lincoln, but it is an acquaintance too brief to satisfy.