The Acquisitions Table: A Practical Grammar of the English Language

Don’t let the utilitarian title fool you!  In this case, it is not what was printed but what a former owner drew on a flyleaf that is the book’s true treasure. Mimicking a popular political cartoon of the time, a Union soldier chases a cross-dressing Jefferson Davis—giving us a rare glimpse into the intersection between juvenilia and popular print culture.

Published by

Laura Wasowicz

Curator of Children's Literature, American Antiquarian Society

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