New York: George P. Putnam, 1864. Hardcover. Civil War era poetry, part of the Red, White and Blue Series. The first part of a John Greenleaf Whittier poem, "Barbara Frietchie " is written in an early hand at the front end paper. The poem concerns a woman in Frederick Maryland who refuses to take down her flag when Rebel troops demand it; the last line recorded here is " “Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country’s flag,” she said."
The title for Union song by R. Stewart Taylor is penned at rear end paper, "Wrap the Flag Around Me Boys".
12mo, 336 pp. Blue cloth covers with gilt title at red leather spine. Spine slightly chipped at top and rubbed at base. Cloth rubbed and corners bumped. Internally, front end paper missing. Myerson #646. Item #12759