Everett, Edward. Address Of Hon. Edward Everett, At The Consecration Of The National Cemetery At Gettysburg…pamphlet
The Opening Act for the Gettysburg Address
Edward Everett’s Address, before the crowd at the Consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, PA. Everett went on for two long hours. After, Everett wrote to Lincoln saying “I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes.”
The first large-scale distribution of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and the only practicable manner of owning an early printing of the famous speech. It appears on page 84.
Light chipping of spine; light foxing; else very good. Uncommon in original wrappers.
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… Boston: 1864. 3rd printing, 87 (1)p., frontispiece, folding map, Printed Front wrapper Only. M-194, Carbonell #6