New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1891-1908. Leather bound. The Riverside Edition, complete in 14 volumes. 8vo. Various paginations. Engraved frontispiece portraits with tissue guards in 4 volumes. Dark Blue three-quarter morocco over blue cloth boards; gilt lettering to spines; marbled endpapers; TEG. Engraved previous owner bookplates in each volume else a fine set. Item #18968
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 – 1894) was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, he was acclaimed by his peers as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. (BAL 9033).