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Poems. New and enlarged edition

HOLMES, Oliver Wendell

Published by William D. Ticknor & Company, Boston, 1849
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Full calf, spine gilt in compartments with red label, gilt rule borders to covers and gilt dentelles, edges gilt. With contemporary ownership inscription to front free end-paper dated Dec., 1848. First edition, first issue, with the characteristic misprint "Perpischore" at the top of page 187. Several of the poems appear here for the first time in book form, including A modest request; Nux postc?natica; A song of other days; and The stethoscope song. "The [Ticknor and Fields] Commission account book A, page 214, under the date December 12, 1848, notes five copies in full calf." BAL, 8750; C&T, p. 42. Bookseller Inventory # 12243

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Title: Poems. New and enlarged edition

Publisher: William D. Ticknor & Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1849


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