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    First Edition, First Issue, in the Primary Binding

    Oliver Wendell Holmes. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. Boston: Philips, Sampson and Company, 1858.

    First edition, first printing, in the presumed primary binding with three fleur-de-lis, etc. Octavo. viii, 373 pages.

    Original blind-stamped olive-green cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. With a vignette title and eight plates. Early ownership inscription. Soiled spot to flyleaf and half-title. Spine very slightly toned, else a fine, clean copy, preserved in a custom oilcloth dust wrapper.

    The first printing with the period after 'Company' in the imprint on the title-page, the vignette title and correct binding 'A' according to Blanck.

    BAL 8781.

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