Notes: Sarmiento, the Plenipotentiary Minister to the United States from Argentina, "arrived in New York a month after the assassination of the American president. He was moved by the nation’s mourning and resolved to write a biography of the fallen leader. Sarmiento, who believed in biography’s teaching by example... feverishly turned out a Life of Abraham Lincoln—the writing took four or five weeks... The lasting interest of the Life is in the introduction, where Sarmiento succinctly explains his admiration for the United States, 'cuyas instituciones y rápido engrandecimiento son como el itinerario que nos está trazado por la similitud de origen colonial, la comunidad de continente, y hasta de ríos estupendos'"—Milton I. Vanger, Book Review, Hispanic American Historical Review (1967), vol. 47, no. 1
After a few years in the US, Sarmiento, a writer and a politician, returned to Argentina and was elected the second president of the country, and he served from 1868 to 1874.
xlviii, 306 pages; Lincoln portrait as frontispiece.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A very good copy in later quarter calf and decorated paper-covered boards. Corners worn, some surface scuffing.
Publication: Nueva York [New York]: D. Appleton y Ca. 1866.
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