Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle and Little Breeches...With Illustrations By S. Eytinge, Jr.
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 Lincolns cabinet during the Civil War. This was John Hays first book, he was a prolific writer with novels, essays, verse, and political writing to his credit. BAL 7739. Merle Johnson "Highspot.
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