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New York: William Oland Bourne, 1868. First edition. Original maroon cloth, beveled edges, gilt lettered, decorated in gilt and blind, 341 pp. Eliza Jane Gay (1830-1919) was a school teacher, an aide to Dorothea Dix in the Civil War, tutor to President Johnson's children in the White House (see "Jane Gay Dodge Papers, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, [Biographical] Folder 3, seq.534), and photographer for her friend Alice Cunningham Fletcher, the anthropologist who documented American Indian culture in the Plains and Pacific Northwest (see Joan T. Mark, "A Stranger in Her Native Land. Alice Fletcher and the American Indians", 1988, p.166). A book length satirical poem, "...the whole course of the rebellion is traced with fidelity, from its inception, before the firing on Fort Sumter, to the close of the war, and the death of Lincoln" (San Francisco Times, September 12, 1868). Gift inscription: "Morton Lewis from his brother-in-law John Warner. Decr 25th, 1868". Some wear at spine ends, a Very Good copy.
Title: The New Yankee Doodle: Being an Account of the Little Difficulty in the Family of Uncle Sam.
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