Holmes, Oliver WendellThe Poet At The Breakfast Table Boston James R. Osgood & Co. 1872 First Cloth First Edition/2nd State 1872. Same as first state except color (green instead of maroon) and one mistake in lettering to page 9 in chapter title--misspelled the word "table". In just about fine condition except slight darkening to the cloth spine. Green cloth with gilt decorations to spine and front board--winged urn. Tissue guard is still intact and protecting the title page--no spine give--no interior markings--an extremely collectable copy. 150 year old book in remarkable condition.
Holmes, Oliver WendellThe Poet At The Breakfast Table (First Edition 2nd State) Boston James R. Osgood & Co. 1872 First Edition-2nd State Cloth Near Fine First Edition/2nd State 1872. A handsome copy in green cloth with gilt decorations to the front board and spine. This copy is in fine condition--only a couple of light flecks to the front board. Magnificent gold gilt decoration to the front board of a "Winged Urn" which would become Holmes decoration of choice for his future publications. This copy has a perfectly intact tissue guard over the title page. No spine give or interior markings--in magnificent shape for a book of 150 years. Two copies available--from a recent estate sale at Bonham's and Butterfields.