1871. Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1871.
8vo., 23 pp., eight woodcut illustrations including frontis. Half green morocco, marbled paper boards, gilt title to backstrip, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in. Very good copy. Bookplate of George Goodrich.
§ First edition, first issue. John Hay (1838-1905) was the 37th Secretary of State and served in Lincoln’s cabinet during the Civil War. This was John Hay’s first book, he was a prolific writer with novels, essays, verse, and political writing to his credit. BAL 7739. Merle Johnson "Highspot.”. Item #106005