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GETTYSBURG ADDRESS: FIRST APPEARANCE IN PRINT? LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. New York Tribune printing of the Gettysburg Address. 8 pages, 21 x 15 1/2 inches, on 2 sheets; unbound, minor edge wear on third leaf, minor dampstaining on lower inner corner. (TFC) New York: 20 November 1863
"immortal, one of the supreme utterances of the principles of democratic freedom"--Printing and the Mind of Man 351. The first appearances of the Gettysburg Address in print were in several morning newspapers issued on 20 November 1863, with priority impossible to determine. In this issue, the Gettysburg headline is featured prominently on the first page above the fold, and the president's address also appears on the first page. Carbonell, Gettysburg Address 1.