Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and Letters of John Hay. [Signed by the Compiler]
First-hand observations of President Abraham Lincoln and letters to and from John Hay, a private White House secretary to the president. Along with Lincoln’s principal private secretary, John G. Nicolay, Hay collaborated on the official biography of the martyred president. The present diary excerpts and letters concern much on politics and the then-raging Civil War. Signed by Tyler Dennett who selected the texts and wrote an introduction.
Description: Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and Letters of John Hay. [Signed by the Compiler]
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1939. First Edition. Frontis., xii, , 348pp. Thick 8vo. Publisher’s red cloth with gilt titling; without dust jacket. Signed and dated by author on title page. Front cover with small corner-tip bump, small crease at head and tail of spine; very good.