Soundings from the Atlantic. Oliver Wendell HOLMES.

Soundings from the Atlantic

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864. First Edition. Early collection of Holmes's essays originally published in The Atlantic. Includes his two essays on the Stereoscope, "The Stereoscope and the Stereograph" and "Sun-Painting and Sun-Sculpture; with a Stereoscopic Trip Across the Atlantic." BAL 8829. First printing. Earliest (?) issue, with publisher's catalog at rear dated November, 1863. 12mo (7-1/8"); original blue-green embossed cloth boards; brown clay-coated endpapers, [i-viii],[1]-468pp + 22pp publisher's catalog. Title page printed in red and black. A tight, straight and attractive copy, with just a hint of rippling to cloth on front and rear boards, two small spots of rubbing to rear joint; Very Good or better. Early presentation in pencil, "Stolen by D.L. Brownell from H.C. Brownell," undated, to first flyleaf. Blanck notes this title in several bindings; this is the green "Z" cloth, no priority given.

Price: $125.00

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