The Bread-Winners: A Social Study
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1884. First Edition. 12mo (17.5cm.); original green pictorial cloth embossed in dark green, brown glazed endpapers; 319pp. Minor external soil and rubbing; Very Good or better. Blanck notes two states of the text, one with the statement "The End" following text, the other without, but asserts no priority. Ours is the former. An early labor novel, a fictional account of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. Hay, in addition to being a some-time novelist, was Abraham Lincoln's personal secretary and later U.S. Secretary of State under McKinley and Roosevelt. BAL 7762; BLAKE, p. 212-3; WRIGHT III 2608.