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THE SCHOOL-BOY by  Oliver Wendell HOLMES - Signed - 1879 - from Boston Book Company (SKU: 85007)


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by HOLMES, Oliver Wendell

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1879. HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. THE SCHOOL-BOY. Illustrated by D. C. HITCHCOCK, J. Appleton BROWN, F. T. MERRILL, W. L. SHEPPARD and A. R. WAUD. Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879. First trade edition. Dedicated to the Students of Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. 79 pp. 8vo., brown cloth, beveled boards stamped in gilt, black and white, a.e.g. Boards shelfworn, corners and spine frayed. Cloth and decoration bright. Extra set of gilt decorated endpapers is inserted after front endappers (publisher's error). Signed by Holmes and dated April 23, 1880 on recto of frontispiece. B/w illustrations. Overopened at title page, else clean and tight. BAL 8931.


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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Title Page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...
Bibliography of American Literature (commonly abbreviated as BAL in descriptions) is the quintessential reference work for any...
The page on the right side of a book, with the term Verso used to describe the page on the left side.
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Beveled edges, or beveled boards, describe a technique of binding in which the edges of book boards have been cut into slanted...
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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