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PUBLISHER
T. Adler Books

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 5 x 7 in. / 6 pgs / 2 quadratone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 74   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781938922473 TRADE
List Price: $14.00 CAD $19.95 GBP £12.50

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WORLD

This elegant, keepsake edition of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address features the text of the speech alongside Abraham Byers' ambrotype portrait of the president (1858) and the Gettysburg battlefield glass negative photograph "Harvest of Death" by Timothy H. O'Sullivan.

  

T. ADLER BOOKS

The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln


The Gettysburg Address by Abraham LincolnPerhaps the greatest speech in American history--certainly the best-known--is beautifully typeset, designed and augmented in this slim, affordable volume. Though only 272 words and three minutes in duration when read aloud, Lincoln's legendary speech still resonates as one of the world's great statements of freedom, democracy and human equality, and has long been a cornerstone in the political discourse of tolerance. In this book, the text of the speech is featured alongside Abraham Byers' ambrotype portrait of Abraham Lincoln (1858) and the Gettysburg battlefield glass negative photograph "Harvest of Death" by Timothy H. O'Sullivan, then a 23-year-old field photographer working for the printer Alexander Gardner. Beautifully printed with French folds, this publication includes a letterpress front plate and a colophon insert held in a glassine sleeve. This elegant and simple keepsake will not only revive and repackage one of the most important speeches in American history, but it will also help elucidate the context and unwrap the importance of President Lincoln's words. The book is published just prior to the television premiere of The Address, the long-planned Ken Burns PBS documentary centered on the Greenwood School of Putney, Vermont, where students are encouraged to memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address--a goal that Burns and PBS have challenged Americans, and particularly students, to undertake.

Featured image is reproduced from The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln.

The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/14/2015

Celebrating Abraham Lincoln

Celebrating Abraham Lincoln

Today marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. He died the following morning, on April 15, 1865. But he is perhaps best remembered for his remarkable Gettysburg Address.
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