Description[Oliver Wendell Holmes]. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1858.
First edition, first printing (points per BAL 8781: vignette title-page present; period after "Company" on title-page; and three ringed fleur-de-lis plus one ringed publisher's monogram on spine). viii, 373 pages. Index.
Full brown cloth, with blindstamped designs and devices to boards. Gilt stamped spine. Endpapers feature advertisements. Spine ends very slightly chipped, spine lightly sunned, gilt on spine dulled. Small black leather bookplate on verso of front free endpaper, with offsetting from bookplate to adjacent pages. Overall, a near fine copy of an American classic.
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