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1 (Lincoln, Abraham). Basler, Roy P CONCERNING LINCOLN AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Skokie, Illinois: The Black Cat Press, 1982. 1982. Fine 
Skokie, Illinois: The Black Cat Press, 1982.. 1982.. Fine. - Miniature, 2-9/16" x 2". Full blue paper-covered boards hand-bound by Bela Blau, titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine. 45 pages plus the colophon. Illustrated with vignettes in blue. Fine.

Limited edition of 249 copies designed with typography by Norman W. Forgue. Printed on Startmore Text paper at the Schori Press. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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2 Franklin, Benjamin GREAT AMERICAN SPEECHES: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, SEPTEMBER 17, 1787
Salisbury, CT: The Lime Rock Press, 1981. 1981. Fine 
Salisbury, CT: The Lime Rock Press, 1981.. 1981.. Fine. - Miniature, 1"x1", tan calf lettered in gilt on front cover. vi & 19 pages. Fine.

"Regional disputes and contests between big and small states jeopardized the adoption of a national Constitution with enough power to do its job. Benjamin Franklin, by now 82 years old, was the catalyst who brought about a workable compromise, then capped it off with the following speech urging his fellow delegates to join ranks in signing the document. When the speech had ended, every member stepped forward, and the new United States Constitution was unanimously approved." -- From the Publisher's Note. 
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3 Henry, Patrick GREAT AMERICAN SPEECHES: PATRICK HENRY, MARCH 28, 1775
Salisbury, CT: The Lime Rock Press, 1981. 1981. Fine 
Salisbury, CT: The Lime Rock Press, 1981.. 1981.. Fine. - Miniature, 1"x1", tan calf lettered in gilt on front cover. vi & 19 pages. Near fine.

"As the American colonies considered what they should do in the face of increased opression from the British crown, a Convention of Delegates in Virginia accelerated the momentum toward independence. One of the propelling forces was a fiery speech delivered by Patrick Henry, the climactic paragraphs of which are printed here." -- From the Publisher's Note.

A beautifully produced little book with an excerpt from Patrick Henry's great speech concluding with the sentence, "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" 
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4 Lincoln, Abraham "A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CANNOT STAND". By Abraham Lincoln. The text of this celebrated speech as originally written, paragraphed, italicized & proofread by its author, printed in its entirety for the first time since its contemporary publication. With an introduction by Douglas C. McMurtrie
Skokie, Illinois: The Black Cat Press, 1980. 1980. Fine 
Skokie, Illinois: The Black Cat Press, 1980.. 1980.. Fine. - Leather Miniature, 2-11/16" x 2-1/16". Full blue calf hand-bound by Bela Blau, titled in gilt on the spine with a gilt portrait vignette on the front cover. 51 pages plus the colophon. Illustrated with a title page vignette in blue, black & white by Calvin Brazelton. Fine.

Limited edition of 249 copies designed by N.W.F. and printed from Linotype Garamond on white Strathmore Pastelle paper. 
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5 Roosevelt, Franklin Delano F.D.R. GETTYSBURG SPEECH. Delivered May 30, 1934 at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Chicago, Illinois: Black Cat Press, [1967]. [1967]. Fine 
Chicago, Illinois: Black Cat Press, [1967].. [1967].. Fine. - Miniature, 1-1/4"x1". Bound in the studio of Bela Blau in dark blue cloth titled & framed in gilt on the front cover. Marbled endpapers and 18 leaves, including the colophon. Decorations printed in light blue. Fine.

"Designed by Norman W. Forgue and printed direct from type by Charles Young at the Norman Press, Chicago". 
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