Octavo, viii, , 373pp. Embossed brown cloth, title in gilt on spine and three fleur-de-lis. Some loss of cloth along top edge of spine, light shelf wear otherwise. Red and black lettering on title page, with period after “Company.” Includes 8 illustrations by Augustus Hoppin, all with tissue covers. End papers with “Works of Permanent Value” in front and “Poetry And The Drama / School Books” on rear end papers. (Bal 8781) Accompanied by letter with gift inscription pertaining to this book.
Comments: Accompanied by a signed letter from Oliver Wendall Holmes to Henry S. McKean, Esq. of Cambridge. In the letter, he offers this book to “your little boy in my name – with my best wishes.” Oliver Wendall Holmes was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He is considered one of the finest jurists to have sat on the bench.