The Southern Orator; Being a Collection of Pieces in Prose, Poetry, and Dialogue; Designed for Exercises in Declamation, or for Occasional Reading in Schools and Families. J. J. JUDGE.
The Southern Orator; Being a Collection of Pieces in Prose, Poetry, and Dialogue; Designed for Exercises in Declamation, or for Occasional Reading in Schools and Families
The Southern Orator; Being a Collection of Pieces in Prose, Poetry, and Dialogue; Designed for Exercises in Declamation, or for Occasional Reading in Schools and Families
The Southern Orator; Being a Collection of Pieces in Prose, Poetry, and Dialogue; Designed for Exercises in Declamation, or for Occasional Reading in Schools and Families

The Southern Orator; Being a Collection of Pieces in Prose, Poetry, and Dialogue; Designed for Exercises in Declamation, or for Occasional Reading in Schools and Families

Montgomery (AL): Printed by Brittan and De Wolf, 1853. First edition. 8vo. 400 pp. Errata slip pasted to a rear endpaper. Includes Richard Henry Lee's funeral oration for George Washington, John Tyler's 1837 oration at Yorktown, two selections from William Lowndes Yancey, and other pieces, almost all of southern interest. Four selections were delivered at academies in Halifax County, NC, and a dialogue is set there. Contributors include one woman, Laura A. Oliver. The printers operated in Montgomery from 1849-1853 and were state printers for most of that time; other imprints recorded on OCLC are all devoted to either their state business or their newspaper. Original brown cloth, nicely rebacked in chocolate morocco, new label and gilt rules on spine. Some foxing, but a very good copy, with attractive binding restoration. RARE. Not in Owen. Ellison 868 (noting one copy, at the Library of Congress). OCLC locates three copies (Alabama, Denver Public, Texas Christian). No copy has appeared at auction for at least the past 30 years (ABPC 1976-2007). (1355). Item #54421

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