John Lothrop Motley. A Memoir. OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES.

John Lothrop Motley. A Memoir.

Publisher: Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879.
Edition: First American edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 8933.
Condition: Edges slightly worn; fine copy, enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase.
Book ID: 26175


8vo, original salmon cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis portrait.


¶ Holmes' memoir of his friend John Lothrop Motley, written at the request of the Massachusetts Historical Society. An interesting copy: From the library of bibliophile DeWitt Miller (1857-1911) with the following skillfully tipped in: two holograph letters by Holmes, one post card by John Jay, a clipping of a review of the Memoir and a clipping of a caricature involving Motley. One of the letters from Holmes mentions Ralph Waldo Emerson and a quotation Holmes had learned from him. There are additional marginal annotations in Miller's hand.

Price: $300.00

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