Sale 15BP01 | Lot 148

[LINCOLN, ABRAHAM - GETTYSBURG ADDRESS] EVERETT, EDWARD. An Oration delivered on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, (November 19, 1...

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
[LINCOLN, ABRAHAM - GETTYSBURG ADDRESS] EVERETT, EDWARD. An Oration delivered on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, (November 19, 1...

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Lot 148
[LINCOLN, ABRAHAM - GETTYSBURG ADDRESS] EVERETT, EDWARD. An Oration delivered on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, (November 19, 1...
. New York: Baker & Godwin. 1863. First edition. Disbound pamphlet, without wrappers or binding. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (22 x 14.5 cm); 48 pp., woodcut plan of the cemetery. Inked numeral to upper margin of title, a few spots or toning along extremities, stain to upper corner of a few leaves but the text generally very clean, previous binding holes to gutter margin, remnants of previous binding to spine.
"The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here" - the first edition of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, delivered on the battlefield and published just three days following the November 1863 consecration of the cemetery. While Lincoln's speech is not mentioned on the title page and follows the text of Everett's speech (which lasted two hours on the day) on page 40, the speech is of enduring interest and is remembered as "immortal, one of the supremest utterances of the principles of democratic freedom" (PMM). Howes E233; Sabin 23263; Streeter 3:1747; Printing and the Mind of Man 351.


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Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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