Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Book Condition Very good plus: fading to spine, wear and abrasion at the extremities. Faint scattered foxing and soiling within. Green morocco over marbled boards with gilt rules, marbled endsheets, spine lettering, raised bands, gilt top edge.
Edition First edition, first issue. BAL 8729. Boston imprint only on title-page. In a custom contemporary half morocco binding by Stikeman and Company.
Publisher Boston: Otis, Broaders, and Company, 1836.
Seller ID 50889.00
Though Holmes had earlier published broadsides, chapbooks and made anthology appearances, this is his first book. This example is extra-illustrated: a tipped-in, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the poet has been bound in.
Poetry. American Literature. 19th Century Literature.