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Our Hundred Days in Europe
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, 1887. First American edition following very shortly after the English edition. BAL binding B, priority undetermined. 1 vols. 8vo. Original dark green,cloth, beveled edges, winged urn in gilt on upper cover, in blind on lower, top edge gilt, blue-black coated endpapers, 14 pages publisher's advertisements at back. Slightest rubbing of cloth, one leaf with minute tear in margin (carelessly opened). Near fine. Presentation Copy with Autograph Poem on Stonehenge Inscribed with the concluding stanzas of The Broken Circle (at p. 172 in the present volume): Cold is the Druid's altar-stone, Its vanished flame no more returns, But ours no chilling damp has known, Unchanged, unchanging still it burns So let our broken circle stand A wreck, a remnant, yet the same While one last, loving, faithful hand Still lives to feed its altar flame Oliver Wendell Holmes Boston, March 17th 1888 Tipped in at the back is a leaf in the author's hand: "J.R. Kendall Esq, 29 Pemberton Square, With the thanks of O. W. Holmes"
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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