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Holmes, Oliver Wendell
The One Hoss Shay: With its Companion Poems How the Old Horse Won the Bet & The Broomstick Train
Houghton Mifflin, Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1892. First Edition with Illustrations by Howard Pyle. 8vo. 78, [1] pp. Printed on rectos only. Full page and in-text iIlustrations by Howard Pyle. Tan suede with brown lettering & decoration, gilt lettering to spine, black endpapers; in scarce publisher's light brown dustjacket with brown lettering. Near fine in very good dustjacket (wear to extremities; corners clipped; chips at corners; small hole on spine). "The Wonderful One-Hoss Shay, in full The Deacon's Masterpiece; or, The Wonderful "One-Hoss Shay", poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes, was first published in his "Breakfast-Table" column in The Atlantic Monthly (September 1858). Often interpreted as a satire on the breakdown of Calvinism in America, the poem concerns a "one-hoss shay" (i.e., one-horse chaise) constructed logically and with all parts of equal strength by a New England deacon. Though it is meant to last forever, the vehicle spontaneously falls apart 100 years after it was built." (BAL 9034). [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
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