HOLMES, Oliver Wendell

"The autocrat of the breakfast table." In: The Atlantic Monthly, Volumes I-II, pp. 48-57; 312-320; 457-469; 614-625; 734-744; 871-883.   Boston: Philips, Sampson and Company, 1857-58.

Two volumes. Large 8vo. iv, 892; iv, 900 pp. Half-morocco and pebbled boards, spine decorated in blind, slightly rubbed at corners and edges of spine. Both volumes inscribed on front paste-down by William Prince, Vol. 2 with his large engraved bookplate. $250.00

First edition of the first complete year of one of the most important American literary periodicals. It is here that Holmes' great work was first printed. Ives, 96

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