HOLMES, Oliver Wendell.
The Professor at the Breakfast-Table;
with the Story of Iris.
First edition, large paper issue. Currier notes that the first impression of the large paper issue consisted of 230 copies, with 300 more cut down before binding to make the regular trade edition.
Octavo. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; blind-stamped border and publisher’s device on each board, brown coated endpapers. Gift inscription dated 1884 on front free endpaper, ownership inkstamp on initial blank. Extremities rubbed, small nick to cloth at head of rear joint, text evenly toned, still a very good copy.
Bibliography: BAL 8791; Currier, A Bibliography of Oliver Wendell Holmes, pp. 88-89.Don't understand our descriptions? Try reading our Glossary