"SOME OF THE VERY FEW REVOLUTIONARY POLITICAL SPEECHES TO SURVIVE IN PRINTED FORM"
(BOSTON MASSACRE) HANCOCK, John; CHURCH, Benjamin; WARREN, Joseph, et al. Orations, Delivered at the Request of the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston. Boston, 1807.
Second edition of this collection of impassioned speeches delivered annually on the anniversary of the Boston Massacre from 1771-1783, including John Hancock’s electrifying 1774 Boston Massacre Oration, delivered only a few months after the Boston Tea Party, as well as speeches by Benjamin Church, Joseph Warren, William Tudor, and others. Boston Massacre orations "are some of the very few Revolutionary political speeches to survive in printed form" (Gustafson, Eloquence is Power). Scarce in original boards. $3200.