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The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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(Lincoln, Abraham)

An Oration delivered on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, (November 19, 1863) at the Consecration of the Cemetery ... by Edward Everett. New York: Baker & Godwin, 1863

8vo (9 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.; 232 x 150 mm). Woodcut plan of the cemetery. Original tan printed wrappers; some minor marginal chips and short tears. Half blue morocco slipcase, chemise.


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Oration: Sabin 23263; Monaghan 193; Howes E-233; Streeter 3:1747; Printing and the Mind of Man 351

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First edition of Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" in book form, preceded only by newspaper reports and a 16-page pamphlet printed from type set for the Washington Chronicle (November 18-21) known in just three copies. Here, Lincoln's address appears on p. 40, amidst the report of the New York Herald Tribune correspondent, following the 29-page oration of Everett.

"Everett's speech, every word of which is now forgotten, lasted two hours. Lincoln's address ... is immortal, one of the supremest utterances of the principles of democratic freedom" (PMM).

[Accompanied by:]
Programme of Arrangements and Order of Exercises for the Inauguration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, On the 19th of November, 1863. Washington: Gideon & Pearson, [1863]

Printed bifolium, 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 3/8 in.; 215 x 136 mm.), on blue paper, embossed oval stamp "Rhoades & Sons, London, Commercial"; a few tiny marginal creases.

The very rare program announcement of the ceremonies at Gettysburg listing who is to assemble, at what time, the exercises which will take place, and the order of procession.

The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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