Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915. 8vo. xv, 214 pp. FIRST EDITION. With frontispiece and 28 plates. Original green cloth, decorated in blind and gilt, minor wear at head and foot of spine; uncut. Item #11904
First edition, one of 750 copies. “The following compilation aims to present the ‘Boston of Holmes,’ as set forth by himself. The many passages dealing with this his favorite topic have been gleaned from his entire works and have been fitted together in chronological order.” Ticknor (1866-1937) made a name for herself writing biographical works about America’s greatest authors. Her other works include Hawthorne and his publisher, May Alcott, a memoir; Poe’s Helen, and A poet in exile: early letters of John Hay. C&T, p. 261.