Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Gettysburg Address; Edward Everett (1794-1865) An Oration Delivered on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, (November 19, 1863) at the Consecration of the Cemetery.
New York: Baker & Godwin, 1863.
First edition, with original very pale peach-colored publisher's printed soft covers, the title on the front cover printed within a compartment of typographical ornaments, the back cover with printer's advertisement, 48 pages, with one woodcut illustration: a layout of the cemetery; Lincoln's address appears on the bottom half of page forty, 9 x 5 7/8 in.
This pamphlet marks the first appearance of Lincoln's immortal Gettysburg Address, published just three days after the Cemetery was consecrated. (A newspaper account of the Address with some errors was the only print account preceding this publication.) The President's speech is not even mentioned on the title page; Everett overshadowed Lincoln with bulk in 1863, Lincoln's concise eloquence continues to resonate today.
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