Yankee Doodle Dixie; or, Love the Light of Life. An Historical Romance, Illustrative of Life and Love in an Old Virginia Country Home, and also an Explanatory Account of the Passions, Prejudices and Opinions
by RYALS J[ohn]. V[incent].
Richmond: Everett Waddey Co., Stationers and Printers, 1890. . 8vo, confederate gray cloth, front pictorial, somewhat soiled; spine lacking 1/8 inch at tail of spine; head, some wear; a few paragraphs marked for attention Not in Haynes. Wright III, 4724.Manuscript note at head of title: "To Mary Custis Lee Chapter U.D.C. Lexington Va".Ryals has appended "of Virginia" after his name. He gives Clifton Forge as his address at the end of the Introduction which includes the following: "I will not apologize for having taken the privilege of using such language as seems to me would express the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of the people of the South during the exciting days of 1860-'61, but I feel it my duty to say I have put not a single word in the mouth of any Northern man. The quotations made from the speeches delivered at the Philadelphia mass-meeting and the Albany convention, as also the extracts from the Northern press, are strictly historical".An interesting non-authorial gift presentation on the title: "To May Custis Lee Chapter U.D.C. Lexington Va. W. C. Stuart".There are s (Inventory #: 2547)