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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table / Oliver Wendell Holmes


Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers' Bindings

Essays1890sWrap-around binding

8 in

5-1/4 in

2015.7.163a- Volume I 2015.7.163b- Volume II

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Howard Pyle



United States

North America


Riverside Press ; Electrotyped and printed by H.O. Houghton & Co.



United States

North America


Publisher's Binding

Sarah Wyman Whitman

Unsigned binding attributed to Sarah Wyman Whitman. Volumes bound in a matching brick red linen-grain cloth in a distinctive Whitman mirror-image binding to front and rear employing three medieval-like gilt clasp design across spine and covers. Also a Whitman design feature is the block of title and author which is off-set to the center right of the cover. Top edge gilt. Green coated endpapers. Binding was also issued in vellum.

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