Lot 146 of 515:
Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle, 1st Edition  

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Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle, and Little Breeches
Author:
Hay, John
Place:
Boston
Publisher:
James R. Osgood
Date:
1871
Description:

24 pages. Frontis and eight illustrations by S. Eytinge. (8vo), original printed orange wrappers, in red leather and cloth slipcase. First Edition.

Two of John Hay's famous Pike County Ballads, vernacular, local color poems which were tremendously popular following the Civil War. Written in the dialect of Pike County, Illinois, the title poem "Jim Bludso" is set on the Mississippi River and tells the story of a captain of The Prairie Belle. Hay was, of course, an assistant secretary to President Abraham Lincoln. BAL 7739.

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Condition:
Wrappers slightly stained; overall very good.
 
Item number:
307618
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