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Humorous Poems

HOLMES, Oliver Wendell

Published by Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1865
From B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA (Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.)

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Original printed wrappers; spine chipped at extremities and slightly cracked, small chip to fore-edge of top wrapper, lightly soiled; two small damp-stains to title, one affecting the upper corner at hinge of first few pages. Housed in a quarter morocco slip-case. From the library of Alfred Sutro, with his morocco bookplate. First edition. Contains the first printing in a collection of Holmes' poems of A sea dialogue, The jubilee, Our oldest friend, and A farewell to Agassiz. The first two first appeared in The Boatswain's Whistle, while the latter two first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. Twelve of the poems are accompanied by illustrations done by the illustrator Sol Eytinge, Jr. (1833-1905), known for his illustrations of works by such authors as Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, and Tennyson. Bookseller Inventory # 12904

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Title: Humorous Poems

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields, Boston

Publication Date: 1865


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