Item Detail

Item Number 4146
Title Jim Bludso Of The Prairie Belle, And Little Breeches
Author Hay, John
Condition VG/NONE
Publisher James R. Osgood & Company
Place Published Boston
Date Published 1871
Edition 1st Edition
Binding Booklet, Wraps; 1st Printing
Notes 1st edition/1st printing. The author's first book (actually a booklet) which was preceded by some broadsides. Mr. Hay was a career diplomat and served early in his career as co-private secretary to Lincoln during the Civil War, and later co-authored a notable biography of Lincoln. He also later served as Ambassador to England, Secretary of State and sponsor of the "Open Door" policy. This booklet contains "popular ballads." Original orange wrappers with some splitting along the spine, some wear to corners and a small piece missing upper back by spine. A bit of light rubbing with a few tiny spots. The contents are firmly bound into the wrappers, and are clean with no writing on them, and the paper is supple and unfoxed. The 25 cent price is marked at the upper edge of the front binding panel. Quite nice condition for this scarce piece of history.; B&W Drawings; 7" x 4-9/16"; 23 pages
Keyword(s) Antiquarian,Popular Ballads,Poetry,Ballads,History,John Hay,U.S. Politics,U.S. Civil War,Abraham Lincoln
Category(ies) General Fiction 1sts,Antiquarian Fiction,Art Photography Poetry Music Drama,Booklets Pamphlets,Ephemera Magazines Other Paper Items
Price $112.50