Publisher: Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1859.
Edition: First edition, large paper issue.
Bibliographical References: Currier & Tilton, Bibliography of Oliver Wendell Holmes, pages 73-74; BAL 9093, binding A.
Condition: Edges slightly rubbed; fine copy.
Book ID: 20034
DescriptionRoyal 8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering, a.e.g.
Comments¶ The book which made Holmes famous. This is an issue without the illustrations - the “much less common copies without illustrations. . . the inference is that the large-paper issue appeared first with illustrations and that the rare copies without illustrations were specially and reluctantly prepared for Holmes,” - Tilton.