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The Bread-Winners A Social Study [WITH three signed letters]
Harper & Brothers Franklin Square New York 1883 - First issue, first edition. Without date on title page. Inscribed and signed by John Hay to his wife Clara - "To Clara S. Hay with the love of John Hay". In 1861 John Hay went to Washington as assistant personal secretary to Abraham Lincoln. He remained until Lincoln's assassination and later co-authored a definitive, ten volume biography of Lincoln with his fellow secretary John Nicolay. He appears as a character in Steven Spielberg's recent film "Lincoln". This book is an engaging, romantic tale of a handsome young entrepreneur as he combats challenges from the lower class and wins the fair maiden. An important American book that reflected Gilded Age mythology of capitalism. Hay was also a close friends with Henry Adams and later served as Secretary of State for Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt. Bound in period three-quarter black leather over marbled-paper boards. Gilt title on spine. All edges gilt. Later re-casing with the spine laid down. Marbled end papers mended. Very good condition with minor wear to corners and edges.Minor archival repair to front flyleaf. WITH three handwritten, signed letters - [1.] March 2, 1900, Department of State stationary. "Personal" on top. Regarding "the Hawaiian Bill". To Griggs [William Griggs] - In 1898, he resigned his office of Governor of New Jersey to accept President McKinley's appointment as attorney general of the United States. [2.] Dec 17, 1871. New York Tribune stationary. To Osgood. Regarding giving away "six more C Days and two more P. C. B." [3.] March 16 (no year). To Mrs. Heart apologizing for delay in sending letter. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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