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    Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Autograph Letter Signed "O. W. Holmes". One page, 4.75" x 8", January 6, 1882, Boston, to "I. K. Funk & Co.", declining the opportunity to review a book published by the New York publishing company. With a small tear along top edge; fine.

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    Isaac K. Funk (1839-1912) published mainly religious works. This letter, written by physician and author Holmes (1809-1894), reads in part: "Accept my thanks for the copy of the very handsome and immensely laborious work which you have kindly sent me. it has cost you to make this volume, and would demand weeks to examine it thoroughly for a critical judgment. I am not able to give the time necessary to form such a judgment."

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