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The Harbinger; A May-Gift

The Harbinger; A May-Gift

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The Harbinger; A May-Gift

by Holmes, Oliver Wendell

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Boston: Carter, Hendee and Company, 1833. First Edition. Full leather. Near fine. First edition of The Harbinger with poems by Oliver Wendell Holmes, published in 1833, from the Robert Hoe III book collection.. Small octavo, vi, 96pp. Full red morocco, gilt-ruled covers. Five raised bands, title in gilt on spine. All edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Silk bookmark sewn in. This work is in three parts, with Poems by Park Benjamin in Part I, seventeen poems by Oliver Wendell Holmes in Part II, and poems by John O. Sargent in Part III. Solid text block, faint wear to joints, a near fine example. Previous ownership bookplate of Robert Hoe III affixed to front endpaper. (BAL 8723) Provenance: Anderson Galleries, April 1912, Lot 1559. Robert Hoe III was a prominent American businessman and book collector. He was a founding member and the first president of the Grolier Club of New York.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
The Harbinger; A May-Gift
Author
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
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First edition of The Harbinger with poems by Oliver Wendell Holmes, published in 1833, from the Robert Hoe III book collection.
Format/Binding
Full leather
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
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Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Carter, Hendee and Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1833
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