1835 “AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT LEXINGTON” by Edward Everett for 60th “Battle of Lexington” Anniversary
April 19th (20), 1835-Dated, Historic Imprint titled, “AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT LEXINGTON, On the 19th (20th) of April. - by Edward Everett” (1794-1865), Published by William W. Wheildon. Charlestown (Mass.), Choice Very Fine.
An original, Imprint measuring 5.25” x 8.75” having 36 pages, complete, clean with original blue paper wraps, being Everett’s famous Oration on the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington, 2nd edition, which began the American Revolution. This rare historic Oration was delivered by the famous Edward Everett of Massachusetts and is titled, "AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT LEXINGTON, On the 19th (20th) of April. By Edward Everett.". Ex. Bangor Historical Society library listing notation at upper left margin edge of its cover and title page. An address on the significance of the battle and honoring the dead heroes and those still living who participated. Also includes lists of names of those who participated and program of celebration events. Everett was one of the foremost orators of the time, and was chosen to deliver the principal address at the dedication of the military cemetery at Gettysburg in 1863. Quite rare and worthy of any Revolutionary War collection. The First we have encountered.
EDWARD EVERETT (1794-1865) was a Massachusetts politician, diplomat, Presidential contender, United States Senator, Governor and Secretary of State. He was one of the foremost orators of the time, and was chosen to deliver the principal address at the dedication of the military cemetery at Gettysburg in 1863. Unfortunately his words were overshadowed by the immortal 90 second remarks of Abraham Lincoln better known as THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS!