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1st UK Edition of 1st book by Oliver Wendell Holmes  

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Holmes, Oliver Wendell


O. Rich & Sons



xx, [4], 175, [1] pp. (8vo) 16.3x10 cm (6½x4"), half-morocco with pebbled cloth boards, ruled and lettered in gilt, raised bands. First British Edition.

Holmes' first book. Poems was preceded by the publication of numerous broadsides, pamphlets and contributions to anthologies, for which Holmes had become well known, and a collection of his verse bearing his name was long overdue. BAL 8743.

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Moderate rubbing at spine ends, along joints, and at corners; front hinge starting, endpapers soiled, occasional stains; very good or better.

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