Square 4to (9 ¼" x 10 ¾"), original pictorial wrappers, illustrated with six full page chromolithographs (excluding cover illustrations), 16 unnumbered pages including covers, but excluding two blank pages. Spine with considerable wear, small piece missing in lower right margin, some soiling and a little foxing, name written on top margin of front cover, some light pencil marks in lower margin, corner fold, still contents bright and clean; about very good overall. Thomas Nast (1840-1902) was probably one of the most well known caricaturist and cartoonist of all time. He is probably best known for his relentless attack on Tammany Hall, and corrupt politician "Boss Tweed." Tweed threatened Nast, and fearing for his safety, Nast moved to Morristown, New Jersey. While Nast’s cartoons attacked political corruption and championed the rights of some groups, he is probably less known for his anti-Catholic views. On the other hand, he is also known for the creation of the modern version of Santa Claus, which is shown on the back cover of this publication. Aside from a nice presentation of the "Yankee Doodle" poem, this little book contains six charming illustrations that show "Uncle Sam" in a variety of poses. ANB (Inventory #: 106040)
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