Hay, John. Pike County Ballads and Other Pieces. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1871. First Edition.
Green publisher's cloth, head of spine frayed, edges rubbed, gilt titles, 4 3/4 x 7, 166 lean pp., tight. Paper name label of John S. Mayfield of Syracuse University on the rear fly p., "withdrawn" university stamp above it. No other library matter. Good. Hardcover. 
John Hay (1838-1905), American diplomat and author, served as Abraham Lincoln's secretary and biographer, later as assistant US Secretary of State in the administrations of Hayes and of Garfield, and as US Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.
"Some of the verses contained in this volume are now published for the first time. Those entitled 'Banty Tim,' 'The Mystery of Gilgal,' and 'A Woman's Love,' are reprinted from Harper's Weekly; 'Northward' and 'The Monks of Basle,' from Harper's Monthly." - Note.
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