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[GETTYSBURG ADDRESS] LINCOLN, Abraham; Edward Everett; et al.
Address of Hon. Edward Everett, at the Consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, 19th November, 1863, with the Dedicatory Speech of President Lincoln, and the Other Exercises of the Occasion; accompanied by an account of the origin of the undertaking and of the arrangement of the cemetery grounds, and by a map of the battle-field and a plan of the cemetery
Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. A significant early printing of what may be regarded as the best-known ten-sentence oration in American political history. This is the fourth printed appearance of Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address," and the first appearance in book form. Reputedly only 211 copies were bound and sold of the original printing of 4,881. MONAGHAN 194 (noting that variants were issued lacking Lincoln's speech). CARBONELL (Early Printings of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address) no.6. Octavo (25cm). Publisher's brown cloth, rules embossed on front and rear covers, titled in gilt on spine; [iv],[5]-82;[6]pp; one lithographed map; one tinted plan (folding). Expertly and sympathetically rebacked, with original backstrip laid down, preserving all of original spine-title; else an exceedingly fresh and attractive copy, the interior free of markings, wear, or significant ageing - Near Fine. Housed in a custom-made cloth clamshell case.[Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books [United States]
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