Des Moines: Mills & Company, Publishers, 1865. First edition. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt lettering, 216 pages. A little frayed at the head and foot of the spine, lower corners rubbed; cloth somewhat darkened and a bit worn, with some light staining; a little toned and some light dust-soiling; a very good copy. Item #17014
“What means, I ask, a Bloomer-dress convention? / An effort to shake off a foreign yoke; / And certainly a laudable intention; / With foreign sympathies our necks are well-nigh broke.” Verses on the advantages and beauties of Iowa, patriotism, the “common man” (Lincoln and Grant, specifically) and some satirical verses on fashion.