Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1861. 8vo. ix, [i], 406,  pp., plus 16 pages publisher’s advertisements. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Original brown pebbled cloth, decorated in blind. Bookplate of Alfred Sutro. An exquisite copy with a note from Sutro laid in. Item #12275
First edition, first issue. The first collection of Holmes’ medical writings. Included are “Currents and counter-currents in medical science”; “Homeopathy, and its kindred delusions”; “Some more recent views on homeopathy”; “Puerperal fever as a private pestilence”; “Position and prospects of the medical student”; “Mechanism of vital actions”; and “Valedictory address to medical graduates of Harvard, March 10, 1858.” All but two were previously issued as pamphlets. BAL 8803; C&T, p. 97; Cushing, H411; Osler, 2992.