At Dartmouth, the Phi Beta Kappa poem read by Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes at the Dartmouth Commencement exercises July 24, 1839 prior to his appointment to the chair of anatomy and physiology at Dartmouth Medical School. With an introduction by Miss Eleanor M. Tilton of Vassar College.

New York: Schuman’s, 1940. 8vo. 44, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. With errata slip and original admission card to a Dartmouth medical lecture dated 1850 tipped in. Original boards and slip-case, with portrait pasted on top cover. Item #11908

First edition, No. 45 of 100 copies printed, containing the first printing of this poem. About one third of this poem was printed in three sections in the January, February, and March, 1843 issues of Sargent’s New Monthly Magazine under the titles The Rustic and the Millionaire, An every day tale, and A fragment. BAL, 9073; C&T, p. 263.

Price: $150.00

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