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RARE BROADSIDE PRINTING OF PRESIDENT JEFFERSON'S INAUGURAL SPEECH

RARE BROADSIDE PRINTING OF PRESIDENT JEFFERSON'S INAUGURAL SPEECH

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RARE BROADSIDE PRINTING OF PRESIDENT JEFFERSON'S INAUGURAL SPEECH - "President Jefferson's Inaugural Speech", Boston: True & Parks, (March 16) 1805, 12"" x 22"", on silk. In fine gold frame, in acid free mat, under UV glass. OS: 24 1/2" x 18", SS: 18" x 12". Creases, wrinkles, minor light staining, ink spots in lower right margin, otherwise remarkable condition. True & Parks, the publisher of The Democrat first printed Jefferson's inaugural on the front page of the March 16, 1805 issue of the paper and then offered a special silk broadside version to subscribers. Writing on page three of that issue, the publisher remarked that ""This document cannot be raised in the estimation of our readers, by any comments within our power to advance. To pay our small tribute of respect to its author, we have directed our attention for its display in the Democrat, in some degree correspondent with its invaluable merit. Those who wish it preserved as an ornament, to adorn the parlor, while it will afford a rich treasure of instruction for their budding offspring; are respectfully informed that we have printed a number on elegant WHITE SATIN, to answer so desirable a purpose."" (The Democrat, Boston, March 16, 1805, p. 3) This was the first souvenir broadside edition of Jefferson's second Inaugural address. It is unknown how many True & Parks printed, but only a handful survive in institutional collections including the Massachusetts Historical Society, The Newberry Library and the University of Virginia. Not in Shaw & Shoemaker. (See Noble E. Cunningham, The Inaugural Addresses of Thomas Jefferson, 1801 and 1805, p. 90, figure 6-3)"

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RARE BROADSIDE PRINTING OF PRESIDENT JEFFERSON'S INAUGURAL SPEECH

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