PYLE,HOWARD. YANKEE DOODLE: AN OLD FRIEND IN A NEW DRESS. NY: Dodd Mead 1881. Square 4to, (9 1/4 x 10 1/2"), pictorial boards, tips and edges worn as is common else, tight, clean and an unusually nice copy. First edition of Pyle's 1st commissioned book. There are 8 full page color illustrations plus extensive blue illustrations on every page of text. Very scarce and when found, usually in wretched condition, this being a nice copy.