First impression of Little Breeches and Other Pieces by Colonel John Hay. Twelvemo, vii,  – 148pp, [8pp ads]. Contemporary green morocco, title in gilt on spine, raised bands. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. First impression with printers imprint at 2-3/8″ on verso of title page. (BAL 7814). Bookplate affixed to front endpaper. Issued in wrappers, which are still present.
Comments: John Hay would serve as the private secretary to President Lincoln until 1865. Along with John Nicolay, Hay would author a 10-Volume biography of President Lincoln called Abraham Lincoln: A History. During the McKinley Administration, Hay returned to government as the United States ambassador to the United Kingdom, and later the twelfth secretary of state.