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Holmes, Oliver Wendell
The Professor at the Breakfast Table, with The Story of Iris
London: Sampson Low, Son & Co, 1860. Blue Cloth. Book Condition: Good. First British Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 286 pp, index, followed by a 2-page list of titles in preparation dated 1860, curiously followed by a 16-page catalogue published by Sampson Low, Son & Marston dated 1869. Presumably, though the leaves were printed in 1860, the book was bound some 9 years later. The rear pastedown has a small sticker bearing the wording, "Bound by W Bone & Son, Fleet St London". The covers are blind-stamped and the title and author's name are set in a gilt panel on the spine. The spine and the covers are worn, and the spine has darkened. The page edges are dusty. Both hinges are sound and the binding is firm and there are no loose pages. The title page is tanned, and there is foxing to the opposite page. Includes a letter in Oliver Wendell Holmes hand, dated 1887, to J Rogers Rees, author of The Diversions of a Bookworm , who also signed the book (the envelope address has been cut and pasted to the front pastedown and is in OWH s hand). J Rogers Rees also inscribes the book to a Will Griffiths. With a letter by the Author and Inscribed by J Rogers Rees (Author of The Diversions of a Bookworm . Scarce. Wikipedia Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (March 8, 1841 March 6, 1935) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. Noted for his long service, his concise and pithy opinions and his deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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