Boston: james R. Osgood & Co., 1871. 1st. Hardcover. 12mo. 23pp. Woodcut illustrations by S. Eytinge, Jr. Maroon leather with 5 raised bands & gilt lettering to spine; TEG; marbled endpapers; original wrappers preserved. Slight spine fading, small decorative leather bookplate else fine. Item #13590
Author's first book. Hay served as private secretary & assistant to President Lincoln during the Civil War; he also served as Secretary of State under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt. (BAL 7739; Johnson "High Spots of American Literature"). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.