The Autocrat Of The Breakfast-Table By Oliver Wendell Holmes With Illustrations By H.M. Brock

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American polymath based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, his peers acclaimed him as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the “Breakfast-Table” series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858) is a collection of essays written by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. The essays were originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1857 and 1858 before being collected in book form. The author had written two essays with the same name which were published in the earlier The New-England Magazine in November 1831 and February 1832, which are alluded to in a mention of an “interruption” at the start of the very first essay

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Hardcover in orange cloth boards with a reinforced beige cloth spine and author’s monogram on the front board at bottom right – no dust jacket. Some minor shelf wear, marking and scuffing, and a little bumping to corners. A little deckle edging and some tanning and foxing to the edges and pages. Frontispiece of a pastor in a buggy with the caption “Here comes the one-hoss shay.” Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd Boston & New York 1920

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Weight 0.383 kg