The First Appearance in Book Form of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in the Very Rare Cloth Issue
[Abraham Lincoln]. Edward Everett. An Oration
delivered on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, (November 19, 1863,) at
the Consecration of the Cemetery... by Edward Everett.
To which is added Interesting Reports of the Dedicatory
Ceremonies; Descriptions of the Battlefield; Incidents and Details
of the Battles, &c. New York: Baker & Godwin, 1863.
First edition. The first book appearance of Lincoln's
Gettysburg Address, which appears on page 40 (it
was only preceded by appearances in newspapers, and a Washington
Chronicle pamphlet, only three copies of which are extant).
Octavo. [2, blank], 48, [2, blank] pages. With an intertextual
woodcut plan of the cemetery. Bound in the very rare publisher's
full brown cloth over limp boards, boards ruled in blind with
blind floral cornerpieces, lettered in gilt on front board, brown
coated endleaves. Spine sunned, some rubbing and minor occasional
discoloration to binding, some occasional wear or minor chipping to
endleaves, gutter facing pages 46 and 47 cracked. Still, a near
fine copy of this rare book, very seldom found in the cloth binding
(it was also issued in wrappers at lower cost and is more
This item was published six days after the dedication ceremony at Gettysburg. "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]. Even Everett acknowledged the greatness of Lincoln's speech. Howes E233. Sabin 23263. Printing and the Mind of Man 351.
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