Attractive military-centric alphabet book, from Artillery to Zouave, presenting soldiers as role models for young boys — including an image clearly based upon Teddy Roosevelt as a Rough Rider.
LITTLE SOLDIER'S ABC
"P" is for Prisoners of the American Civil War and "Y" is for "Yataghans, Blades broad and keen; In Eastern lands only, in use they are seen." Though Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders are not mentioned by name in this ABC, the leader of the cavalry on the cover bears a striking resemblance to the 26th president.
New York: McLoughlin Brothers, [circa 1898]. Cover title: The Soldier ABC. 13'' x 10.25''. Original chromolithograph wrappers. Illustrated with two chromolithograph plates, with additional illustrations in black and brown.  pages. Wrapper with light wear; careful glue repairs to spine and two closed tears to front, narrow tape repair to closed tear at rear. Leaves with mild toning; tape repairs to gutters. Colors bright.
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