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Autocrat holmes
Autocrat holmes

1898 Oliver Wendell Holmes - Autocrat of Breakfast Table


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The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table by Oliver Wendell Holmes published by H.M. Caldwell (undated, circa 1898) Hardcover, 332 pages. Originally published in 1858, The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table is a series of personal essays ostensibly recounting the boarding-house breakfast-table conversation of Âthe Autocrat and his table-mates â the Professor, the Landlady, the Schoolmistress, the Divinity Student, and so on. The book is both a timeless depiction of a witty, urbane, and genial critical intelligence, and a vivid record of 19th-century America in general, and Boston intellectual circles in particular. This undated edition is believed to be one of H.M. Caldwll's "Superb Series" published between 1896-1898. It is missing the frontispiece and blank endpapers. The two illustrations in the book are present. Still, a hard to find edition. BOOK DESCRIPTION/CONDITION: No jacket. 16mo - over 5Â" - 6Â" tall. Dark green cloth hardcover embellished with desing in black and gilt, similar on spine with title in gilt. Rubbing wear, staining and marks on boards. Some corner tip wear. Hinges starting but binding solid. Blank endpapers and frontis missing. Title page corner chipped. Name written on blank verso of title page. Small amount of staining near spine top on about half the pages not affecting text. Occasional sporadic page smudge. Overall, a good reading copy. 4 1/4" x 6" x 3/4"

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